Costas Meghir

Department of Economics
Yale University
37 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Tel: 203/432-3558

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NBER Program Affiliations: LS , CH , PE , DEV
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliations: Yale University and IZA

NBER Working Papers and Publications

September 2019Durables and Lemons: Private Information and the Market for Cars
with Richard Blundell, Ran Gu, Søren Leth-Petersen, Hamish Low: w26281
July 2019Migration and Informal Insurance
with Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Corina D. Mommaerts, Melanie Morten: w26082
June 2019Targeting High School Scholarships to the Poor: The Impact of a Program in Mexico
with Rafael De Hoyos, Orazio Attanasio: w26023
April 2019Wages, Experience and Training of Women over the Lifecycle
with Richard Blundell, Monica Costa Dias, David A. Goll: w25776
Earnings Dynamics and Firm-Level Shocks
with Benjamin Friedrich, Lisa Laun, Luigi Pistaferri: w25786
September 2018Early Stimulation and Nutrition: The Impacts of a Scalable Intervention
with Orazio Attanasio, Helen Baker-Henningham, Raquel Bernal, Diana Pineda, Marta Rubio-Codina: w25059
February 2018Marriage, Labor Supply and the Dynamics of the Social Safety Net
with Hamish Low, Luigi Pistaferri, Alessandra Voena: w24356
October 2016Education Quality and Teaching Practices
with Marina Bassi, Ana Reynoso: w22719
November 2015Human Capital Development and Parental Investment in India
with Orazio Attanasio, Emily Nix: w21740
July 2015Long Term Impacts of Vouchers for Vocational Training: Experimental Evidence for Colombia
with Orazio Attanasio, Arlen Guarín, Carlos Medina: w21390
April 2015The Marriage Market, Labor Supply and Education Choice
with Pierré-Andre Chiappori, Monica Costa Dias: w21004

Published: Pierre-André Chiappori & Monica Costa Dias & Costas Meghir, 2018. "The Marriage Market, Labor Supply, and Education Choice," Journal of Political Economy, vol 126(S1), pages S26-S72.

Insurance in extended family networks
with Orazio Attanasio, Corina Mommaerts: w21059
Decentralizing Education Resources: School Grants in Senegal
with Pedro Carneiro, Oswald Koussihouèdé, Nathalie Lahire, Corina Mommaerts: w21063
February 2015Estimating the Production Function for Human Capital: Results from a Randomized Control Trial in Colombia
with Orazio Attanasio, Sarah Cattan, Emla Fitzsimons, Marta Rubio-Codina: w20965
June 2014Intra-household Welfare
with Pierre-André Chiappori: w20189
Intrahousehold Inequality
with Pierre-André Chiappori: w20191
May 2013Female Labour Supply, Human Capital and Welfare Reform
with Richard Blundell, Monica Costa Dias, Jonathan M. Shaw: w19007

Published: Richard Blundell & Monica Costa Dias & Costas Meghir & Jonathan Shaw, 2016. "Female Labor Supply, Human Capital, and Welfare Reform," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 84, pages 1705-1753, 09. citation courtesy of

April 2013Education, Cognition and Health: Evidence from a Social Experiment
with Mårten Palme, Emilia Simeonova: w19002
February 2013Career Progression, Economic Downturns, and Skills
with Jerome Adda, Christian Dustmann, Jean-Marc Robin: w18832
Education Policy and Intergenerational Transfers in Equilibrium
with Brant Abbott, Giovanni Gallipoli, Giovanni L. Violante: w18782

forthcoming, Journal of Political Economy

January 2013Mismatch, Sorting and Wage Dynamics
with Jeremy Lise, Jean-Marc Robin: w18719
November 2012The Impacts of Microcredit: Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina
with Britta Augsburg, Ralph De Haas, Heike Harmgart: w18538

Published: Britta Augsburg & Ralph De Haas & Heike Harmgart & Costas Meghir, 2015. "The Impacts of Microcredit: Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 7(1), pages 183-203, January. citation courtesy of

August 2012Wages and Informality in Developing Countries
with Renata Narita, Jean-Marc Robin: w18347

Published: Costas Meghir & Renata Narita & Jean-Marc Robin, 2015. "Wages and Informality in Developing Countries," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 105(4), pages 1509-46, April. citation courtesy of

June 2012The Effect of Education Policy on Crime: An Intergenerational Perspective
with Mårten Palme, Marieke Schnabel: w18145
April 2012Heterogeneity in Human Capital Investments: High School Curriculum, College Major, and Careers
with Joseph G. Altonji, Erica Blom: w17985

Published: Joseph G. Altonji & Erica Blom & Costas Meghir, 2012. "Heterogeneity in Human Capital Investments: High School Curriculum, College Major, and Careers," Annual Review of Economics, Annual Reviews, vol. 4(1), pages 185-223, 07. citation courtesy of

March 2012Education and Mortality: Evidence from a Social Experiment
with Mårten Palme, Emilia Simeonova: w17932


May 2010Econometric Methods for Research in Education
with Steven G. Rivkin: w16003

Published: Econometric methods for research in education , (with St e ven Rivkin), IFS Worki ng Papers, Handbook of Education, Hanushek and Machin eds. , 2011

April 2010Earnings, Consumption and Lifecycle Choices
with Luigi Pistaferri: w15914

Published: Earnings, consumption and lifecycle choices , (with Luigi Pistaferri) Handbook of Labor Economics, Ashenfelter and Card eds., 2011

April 2009Wage Risk and Employment Risk over the Life Cycle
with Hamish Low, Luigi Pistaferri: w14901

Published: Hamish Low & Costas Meghir & Luigi Pistaferri, 2010. "Wage Risk and Employment Risk over the Life Cycle," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 100(4), pages 1432-67, September. citation courtesy of

May 2008Identification of Treatment Effects Using Control Functions in Models with Continuous, Endogenous Treatment and Heterogeneous Effects
with Jean-Pierre Florens, James J. Heckman, Edward J. Vytlacil: w14002

Published: J. P. Florens & J. J. Heckman & C. Meghir & E. Vytlacil, 2008. "Identification of Treatment Effects Using Control Functions in Models With Continuous, Endogenous Treatment and Heterogeneous Effects," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 76(5), pages 1191-1206, 09. citation courtesy of

April 2008Training Disadvantaged Youth in Latin America: Evidence from a Randomized Trial
with Orazio Attanasio, Adriana Kugler: w13931
January 2004Pension Incentives and the Pattern of Retirement in the United Kingdom
with Richard Blundell, Sarah Smith
in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Micro-Estimation, Jonathan Gruber and David A. Wise, editors
November 1995Humps and Bumps in Lifetime Consumption
with Orazio P. Attanasio, James Banks, Guglielmo Weber: w5350

Published: Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Vol. 17, no. 1 (January 1999): 22-35. citation courtesy of

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