Human Capital and Economic Opportunity: A Global Working Group

Working Papers

To encourage discussion and exchange of ideas, we welcome submissions of research in progress in fields related to human capital and economic opportunity. If you would like to submit a paper, please e-mail a copy to

No Ascending Arrow Descending Arrow Title Ascending Arrow Descending Arrow Author(s) Ascending Arrow Descending Arrow Date Ascending Arrow Descending Arrow Group(s) Sort Ascending Sort Descending
2011-001 Early endowments, education, and health Gabriella Conti, James J. Heckman, Sergio Urzua 2010 Health Inequality (HI)
2011-002 The effects of educational choices on labor market, health, and social outcomes James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, Sergio Urzua, Gregory Veramendi 2010 Early Childhood Interventions (ECI)
2011-003 A New Test of Borrowing Constraints for Education Meta Brown, John Karl Scholz, Ananth Seshadri 2010 Markets (M)
2011-004 A Sustainable Financing Model: High Quality Preschool for At-Risk Children Janis Dubno 2010 Markets (M)
Youth Human Capital and Economic Development (YHC)
2011-005 Belief in a Just World and Children's Test Scores Angus Armstrong 2010-11 Early Childhood Interventions (ECI)
Markets (M)
2011-006 Borrowing Constraints, College Enrollment, and Delayed Entry Matthew T. Johnson 2010-09 Markets (M)
2011-007 Cash Transfers, Behavioral Changes, and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment Karen Macours, Norbert Schady, Renos Vakis 2011-07 Early Childhood Interventions (ECI)
2011-008 Disease and Development: The Role of Human Capital Rodolfo Manuelli 2011-06 Markets (M)
2011-009 Divorce Laws and Divorce Rate in the U.S. Stefania Marcassa 2011-03 Family Inequality (FI)
2011-010 East Asia vs. Latin America: TFP and Human Capital Policies Rodolfo E. Manuelli, Ananth Seshadri 2010-04 Measuring and Interpreting Inequality (MIE)
Markets (M)
2011-011 Estimating the Effects of Friendship Networks on Health Behaviors of Adolescents Jason M. Fletcher, Stephen L. Ross 2011-03 Youth Human Capital and Economic Development (YHC)
2011-012 Fatter Attraction: Anthropometric and Socioeconomic Matching on the Marriage Market Pierre-Andr 2010-04 Family Inequality (FI)
2011-013 Gender Differences in Executive Compensation and Job Mobility George-Levi Gayle, Limor Golan, Robert Miller 2011-03 Family Inequality (FI)
2011-014 Health Effects on Children's Willingness to Compete Bj 2011-05 Identity and Personality (IP)
2011-015 How The Timing of Grade Retention Affects Outcomes: Identification and Estimation of Time-Varying Treatment Effects Jane Cooley Fruehwirth, Salvador Navarro, Yuya Takahashi 2011-05 Markets (M)
2011-016 Human Capital as an Asset Class: Implications from a General Equilibrium Model Miguel Palacios 2010-11 Markets (M)
Youth Human Capital and Economic Development (YHC)
2011-017 Matching with a Handicap: The Case of Smoking in the Marriage Market Pierre-Andr 2011-04 Family Inequality (FI)
2011-018 Promoting School Competition Through School Choice: A Market Design Approach John William Hatfield, Fuhito Kojima, Yusuke Narita 2011-09 Measuring and Interpreting Inequality (MIE)
2011-019 Salivary Cortisol Mediates Effects of Poverty and Parenting on Executive Functions in Early Childhood Clancy Blair, Douglas A. Granger, Michael Willoughby, Roger Mills-Koonce, Martha Cox, Mark T. Greenberg, Katie T. Kivlighan, Christine K. Fortunato, FLP Investigators 2011 Early Childhood Interventions (ECI)
2011-020 Sources of Lifetime Inequality Mark Huggett, Gustavo Ventura, Amir Yaron 2010-11 Markets (M)
2011-021 Taxation and Labor Force Participation: The Case of Italy Fabrizio Colonna, Stefania Marcassa 2011-07 Family Inequality (FI)
2011-022 The Impact of Family Income on Child Achievement: Evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit Gordon B. Dahl, Lance Lochner 2011-06 Markets (M)
2011-023 The Intergenerational Transmission of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills During Adolescence and Young Adulthood Silke Anger 2011-05 Early Childhood Interventions (ECI)
2011-024 The Nature of Credit Constraints and Human Capital Lance Lochner, Alexander Monge-Naranjo 2010-08 Markets (M)
2011-025 The Structure of Temperament and Personality Traits: A Developmental Perspective Rebecca L. Shiner, Colin G. DeYoung 2011 Identity and Personality (IP)
2011-026 The Time of the Infant, Parent-Infant Desynchronization and Attachment Disorganization, or How Long Does it Take for a Preventive Action to be Effective? Antoine Guedeney, Nicole Guedeney, Susana Tereno, Romain Dugravier, Tim Greacen, Bertrand Welniarz, Thomas Saias, CAPEDEP Study Group 2011 Early Childhood Interventions (ECI)
2011-027 Wage Premia in Employment Clusters: How Important is Worker Heterogeneity? Shihe Fu, Stephen Ross 2010-02 Youth Human Capital and Economic Development (YHC)
2011-028 What Explains Schooling Differences Across Countries? Juan Carlos Cordoba, Marla Ripoll 2011-05 Markets (M)
2011-029 Women's Rights and Development Raquel Fernandez 2010-08 Family Inequality (FI)
2011-030 Group Decision Making with Uncertain Outcomes: Unpacking Child-Parent Choices of High School Tracks Pamela Giustinelli 2011-07 Family Inequality (FI)
2011-031 Intrahousehold Distribution and Child Poverty: Theory and Evidence from C Olivier Bargain, Olivier Donni, Prudence Kwenda 2011-09 Family Inequality (FI)
2011-032 On the Importance of Household Production in Collective Models : Evidence from U.S. Data Olivier Donni, Eleonora Matteazzi 2011-08 Family Inequality (FI)
2011-033 Caught in the Bulimic Trap? Persistence and State Dependence of Bulimia Among Young Women Michelle Goeree, John Ham, Daniela Iorio 2011-02 Family Inequality (FI)
2011-034 Race, Social Class, and Bulimia Nervosa Michelle S. Goeree, John C. Ham, Daniela Iorio 2011-02 Family Inequality (FI)
2011-035 Will You Still Want Me Tomorrow? The Dynamics of Families' Long-Term Care Arrangements Michelle Goeree, Bridget Hiedemann, Steven Stern 2011-07 Family Inequality (FI)
2011-036 Credit Constraints in Education Lance Lochner, Alexander Monge-Naranjo 2011-08 Markets (M)
2011-037 The Changing Role of Family Income and Ability in Determining Educational Achievement Philippe Belley, Lance Lochner 2007-10 Markets (M)
2011-038 Exploring the Impacts of Public Childcare on Mothers and Children in Italy: Does RationingPlay a Role? Ylenia Brilli, Daniela Del Boca, Chiara Pronzato 2011-09 Early Childhood Interventions (ECI)
2011-039 Household Choices and Child Development Daniela Del Boca, Christopher Flinn, Matthew Wiswall 2010-08 Early Childhood Interventions (ECI)
2011-040 Supporting a Culture of Evidence-Based Practice and Continuous Program Improvement:A Staged Approach to Implementing and Studying International Early Childhood Development Programs Kimberly Boller, Christine Ross, Diane Paulsell 2009-07 Early Childhood Interventions (ECI)
2011-041 A Registry of International Early Childhood Development Research: Essential Infrastructure Supports for Knowledge Management, Collaboration, andEfficient Translation of Science to Practice Kimberly Boller 2009-07 Early Childhood Interventions (ECI)
2011-042 A Working Document on the Abecedarian Educational Program and its Probable Relationships to Child Outcome Behaviors Joseph Sparling 2011-12 Early Childhood Interventions (ECI)