Published and Forthcoming Papers
- 1. “Training, productivity and wages in Italy”. Labour Economics, 12(4), August 2005, 557-576. Reprinted in Recent Developments in The Economics of Training (2007), edited by F. Green, Edward Elgar Publishing.
- 2. “Estimating the size of the UK illicit drug market” (with S. Pudney, C. Badillo, M. Bryan, J. Burton and M. Iacovou). In Measuring different aspects of problem drug use: methodological developments (2006), edited by N. Singleton, R. Murray and L. Tinsley, Home Office Report 16/06.
- 3. “The Education-Health Gradient” (with J.J. Heckman and S. Urzua). American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 100(2), May 2010, 234-238.
- 4. “Understanding the Early Origins of the Education-Health Gradient: A Framework That Can Also Be Applied To Analyze Gene-Environment Interactions” (with J.J. Heckman). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5(5), September 2010, 585-605.
- 5. “Survey Design and the Analysis of Satisfaction” (with S. Pudney). The Review of Economics and Statistics, 93(3), August 2011, 1087-1093. Previous version “If you’re Happy and you Know It, Clap Your Hands! Survey Design and the Analysis of Satisfaction” available as ISER Working Paper 2008-39.
- 6. “Child and adolescent mental health worldwide: evidence for action” (with C. Kieling, H. Baker-Henningham, M. Belfer, I. Ertem, O. Omigbodun, L.A. Rohde, S. Srinath, N. Ulkuer and A. Rahman). The Lancet, 2011, 378(9801), 1515-1525.
- 7. “Primate Evidence on the Late Health Effects of Early Life Adversity” (with C. Hansman, J.J. Heckman, M. Novak, A.M. Ruggiero and S.J. Suomi). PNAS, 21 May 2012. Also available as NBER Working Paper no. 18002 and as IZA Discussion Paper no. 6495. Featured in the TIME and in The Science of Being Human.
- 8. “Early Childhood Development: Creating Healthy Communities with Greater Efficiency and Effectiveness” (with J.J. Heckman). In Investing in What Works for America’s Communities (2012), Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Low Income Investment Fund.
- 9. “Transcriptional modulation of the developing immune system by early life social adversity” (with S.W. Cole, J.M. Arevalo, A.M. Ruggiero, J.J. Heckman and S.J. Suomi). PNAS, 26 November 2012. Also available as IZA Discussion Paper no. 6915. Featured in The Science of Being Human.
- 10. “Personality and the Education-Health Gradient” (with C. Hansman). Journal of Health Economics, 32(2), March 2013. Also available as ISER Working Paper 2012-20.
- 11. “The Developmental Approach to Child and Adult Health” (with J.J. Heckman), Pediatrics, vol. 131 No. Supplement 2 April 2013, pp. S133 -S141. Also available as NBER Working Paper 18664.
- 12. “The Economics of Child Well-Being” (with J.J. Heckman). In the Handbook of Child Well-Being, Ben-Arieh, A., Frones, I., Casas, F., Korbin, J.E. (Eds.), September 2013, pp. 363-401. Also available as NBER Working Paper no. 18466 and IZA Discussion Paper no. 6930. IZA Top 10 Downloads in October and November 2012.
- 13. “Popularity” (with A. Galeotti, G. Mueller and S. Pudney). Journal of Human Resources, 48(4), pp.1072-1094. Previous version available as ISER Working Paper 2009-03. Selected media coverage: The Sunday Times, The Telegraph , The Independent, Daily Post, BBC News, Freakonomics Blog, Marginal Revolution Blog, Los Angeles Times, La Tercera, The Times of India, The West Australian, BBC5 and New York Times. New version available as NBER Working Paper no. 18475. Selected media coverage: The Wall Street Journal, the TIME, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
- 14. “The Developmental Origins of Health Inequality”. In Pedro Rosa Dias, Owen O’Donnell (ed.), Health and Inequality (Research on Economic Inequality, Volume 21), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.285-309.
- 15. “Early Childhood Investments Substantially Boost Adult Health” (with F. Campbell, J.J. Heckman, S. Moon, R. Pinto, E. Pungello and P. Yi), Science, Vol. 343 no. 6178, pp. 1478-1485. Media Coverage: Science News, The New York Times #1, The New York Times #2, The Incidental Economist. UCL Press Release.
- 16. “Understanding Conscientiousness Across the Lifecourse: An Economic Perspective” (with J.J. Heckman). Developmental Psychology, Vol 50(5), May, 1451-1459.
- 17. “Bayesian Exploratory Factor Analysis” (with J.J. Heckman, S. Fruhwirth-Schnatter and R. Piatek). In press at the Journal of Econometrics.
Selected Work in Progress
- - “The Long-Term Health Effects of Early Childhood Interventions” (with J.J. Heckman, S. Moon and R. Pinto). Revised and resubmitted to the Economic Journal.
- - “Born to Fail, Nurtured to Thrive? The Biology and Economics of Child Development”, in preparation for Child Development Perspectives.
- - “Early Endowments, Education, and Health” (with J.J. Heckman and S. Urzua), HCEO Working Paper 2011-001.
- - “Beyond Birthweight: The Fetal Origins of Health” (with K. Godfrey, M. Hanson, H. Inskip, S. Crozier, C. Cooper and the SWS group). Work in progress.
- - “Evaluating a Universal Health Insurance Program: Evidence from Mexico” (with R. Ginja). Work in progress.