Development Economics and Applied Econometrics
“Spillover Effects of Financial Education: The Impact of School-Based Programs on Parents” (forthcoming at the Journal of Financial Literacy and Wellbeing).
“Is School-Based Financial Education Effective? Immediate and Long-Lasting Impacts on Students and Teachers“, The Economic Journal, 2022. [Teaching slides]
“Self-Perceptions about Academic Achievement: Evidence from Mexico City“, with Matteo Bobba, Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 231(1): 58-73, 2022.
“Measuring Violence Against Women with Experimental Methods“, with Jorge Agüero, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 70(4), 2022.
“Good Peers Have Asymmetric Gendered Effects on Female Educational Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from Mexico“, with Matias Busso, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 189: 727-747, 2021.
“Is Community-Based Targeting Effective in Identifying Intimate Partner Violence?“, with Jorge Agüero, Ursula Aldana, Erica Field, and Javier Romero, AEA Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 110(115): 605-609, 2020.
“The Impact of Financial Education for Youth”, Economics of Education Review, 2019.
“Retaking in High Stakes Exams: Is Less More?”, with Kala Krishna and Sergey Lychagin, International Economic Review, Vol. 59(2): 449-477, 2018.
“Better Luck Next Time: Learning through Retaking” with Kala Krishna, Sergey Lychagin, and Cemile Yavas, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 125: 120-135, 2016.
“Action in Higher Education in India: Targeting, Catch Up, and Mismatch” with Kala Krishna, Higher Education, Vol. 71(5): 611-649, 2016.
“Labor Reform and Firm-Level Productivity in India” with Sean Dougherty and Kala Krishna, India Policy Forum (2013-2014), Vol. 10.
“Creditworthiness in Peruvian Microfinance Markets: The Role of Information Sharing“, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 12(1) (Advances), Article 44, 2012.
“Migration and the Education of Children: Evidence from Lima, Peru” with R. S. Oropesa,
Population Research and Policy Review, Vol. 30(4): 591-618, 2011.
“Closing Gender Gaps in the Southern Cone: An Untapped Potential for Growth” (editor, with Virginia Queijo), 2022.
“Trust and the Effectiveness of Public Policy”. In: Trust, Citizenship and Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, Carlos Scartascini and Philip Keefer, 2022.
“More than Money: Gaps in Gender, Race, and Ethnicity”. In: The Inequality Crisis: Latin America and the Caribbean at the Crossroads, Matias Busso and Julian Messina, 2020.
“When Financial Inclusion Proves Noninclusive”. In: The Inequality Crisis: Latin America and the Caribbean at the Crossroads, Matias Busso and Julian Messina, 2020.
“Adolescence: Difficult Challenges at a Difficult Age”. In: Learning Better: Public Policy for Skills Development , Matias Busso, Julian Cristia, Diana Hincapie, Julian Messina, and Laura Ripani (ed), New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
“The State of Saving in Latin America and the Caribbean.” In Saving for Development: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Save More and Better, Eduardo Cavallo and Tomas Serebrinski (ed), New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
“Saving Begins at Home”. In Saving for Development: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Save More and Better, Eduardo Cavallo and Tomas Serebrinski (ed), New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
“Perceived Ability and School Choices”, with Matteo Bobba and Marco Pariguana (submitted).
“Can a Budget Recording Tool Teach Financial Skills to Youth?: Experimental Evidence from a Financial Diaries Study“, with Alejandro Herrera and Silvia Prina (R&R at Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization).
“Does Gender and Sexual Diversity Lead to Greater Conflict in the School?”, with Alejandro Herrera and Eduardo Nakasone (R&R at Labour Economics).
“When Women Win: Can Female Representation Decrease Gender-Based Violence?”, with Evi Pappa and Chiara Santantonio.
“Ability Grouping and Student Performance: Experimental Evidence from Middle Schools in Mexico”, with Matias Busso.
“Savings Groups, Risk Coping, and Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas“, with Martin Valdivia.
“International Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean Proved Resilient Amid the COVID-19 Crisis“, with Eric Parrado.
“Reducing Violence Against Women in Microfinance”, with Jorge Agüero, IDB Technical note 1387.
“Business Training for Microfinance Clients: How it Matters and for Whom?” with Dean Karlan and Martin Valdivia, Poverty and Economic Policy Research Network Working Paper No. PMMA-2008-11.
WORK IN PROGRESS
“Lost Learning, Lost Earning: Avoiding School Dropout during COVID-19”, with Jorge Agüero.
“Measurement Error in Self-Reported Data and Solutions: Experimental Evidence for Intimate Partner Violence”, with Jorge Agüero, Ursula Aldana, Erica Field, and Javier Romero.
“The Impact of Emergency Cash-Transfers During COVID-19: Evidence from Peru”, with Matthew Bird and Pablo Lavado.
“Crossing Over: Effects and Drivers of Women Entrepreneurs Breaking Sectoral Barriers”, with Leonardo Iacovone and Martin Valdivia.
“Aspirations and Representation: The Effect of Female Leaders on Young Girls’ Human Capital Investments”, with Evi Pappa and Chiara Santantonio.
“The Effect of Programmed Saving Products in the Dominican Republic”, with Dean Karlan and Martin Valdivia.
“Soft Skills and Occupational Choices Among Female Microentrepreneurs”, with Suzanne Duryea and Martin Valdivia.