Refereed Journal Articles

19. “Building resilient societies after COVID-19 requires multifaceted investment targeting maternal, neonatal and child health” (with C.M. Jacob, D.D. Briana, G.C. Di Renzo, N. Modi, F. Bustreo, A. Malamitsi-Puchner, and M. Hanson). Accepted at The Lancet Public Health.

18. Inequality in socio-emotional skills: A cross-cohort comparison (with O. Attanasio, R. Blundell and G. Mason). IFS WP 20-11 and HCEO WP 2018-071. Most downloaded HCEO WP in October 2018. Journal of Public Economics, online 30 March 2020.

17. “Prenatal and Infancy Nurse Home Visiting and 18-Year Outcomes of a Randomized Trial” (with H. Kitzman, D. Olds, M. Knudtson, R. Cole, E. Anson, J. Smith, D. Fishbein, R. DiClemente, G. Wingood, A. Caliendo, C. Hopfer and T. Miller). Pediatrics December 2019. Featured in US News, Yahoo News, Education Week, FNP E-bulletin and El Comercio.

16. “Prenatal and Infancy Nurse Home Visit Effects on Mothers: 18-Year Follow-Up of a Randomized Trial” (with D. Olds, H. Kitzman, E. Anson, J. Smith, M. Knudtson, T. Miller, R. Cole, C. Hopfer). Pediatrics December 2019. Featured in US News, Yahoo News, Education Week, FNP E-bulletin and El Comercio.

15. “Preconception health in England: a proposal for annual reporting with core metrics” (with J. Stephenson, C. Vogel, J. Hall, et al.). The Lancet, 2019, 393: 2262-71.

14. “Cohort Profile: The DynaHEALTH Consortium – A European Consortium for a Life-Course Bio-Psychosocial Model of Healthy Ageing of Glucose Homeostasis”, with E. Lowry, S. Sebert, M.-R. Jarvelin et al., International Journal of Epidemiology, 2019.

13. “The Effects of Two Influential Early Childhood Interventions on Health and Healthy Behaviors(with J.J. Heckman and R. Pinto). Economic Journal, 2016, October, vol. 126, issue 596, F28-F65. Abstract

12. “Early Health Shocks, Intra-household Resource Allocation, and Child Outcomes” (with J.J. Heckman, J. Yi and J. Zhang), Economic Journal, 2015, November. Abstract

11. “Bayesian Exploratory Factor Analysis” (with S. Fruhwirth-Schnatter, J.J. Heckman and R. Piatek), Journal of Econometrics, 2014, 183(1), November, 31-57.

10. “Early Childhood Investments Substantially Boost Adult Health(with Campbell, J.J. Heckman, S. Moon, Y. Pan, R. Pinto and E. Pungello), Science, 2014, vol. 343 no. 6178, pp. 1478-1485.

9. “Understanding Conscientiousness Across the Lifecourse: An Economic Perspective” (with J.J. Heckman). Developmental Psychology, 2014, 50(5), May, 1451-1459.

8. “Popularity” (with Galeotti, G. Mueller and S. Pudney), Journal of Human Resources, 2013, 48(4), 1072-1094.

7. “Personality and the Education-Health Gradient” (with Hansman), Journal of Health Economics, 2013, 32(2), March, 480-485.

6. “Transcriptional modulation of the developing immune system by early life social adversity” (with W. Cole, J.M. Arevalo, A.M. Ruggiero, J.J. Heckman and S.J. Suomi), PNAS, 2012, 109(50), 20578-83..

5. “Primate Evidence on the Late Health Effects of Early Life Adversity” (with Hansman, J.J. Heckman, M. Novak, A.M. Ruggiero and S.J. Suomi), PNAS, 2012, 109(23), 8866-8871.

4. “Child and Adolescent Mental Health Worldwide: Evidence for Action”, (with 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.

3. “Survey Design and the Analysis of Satisfaction”. (with S.E. Pudney), Review of Economics and Statistics, 93(3), August 2011, 1087-1093.

2. “Understanding the Early Origins of the Education-Health Gradient: A Framework that can Also be Applied to Analyze Gene-Environment Interactions”, (with J. Heckman), Perspectives on Psychological Science, September 2010, 5(5), 585-605.

1. “Training, Productivity and Wages in Italy”, Labour Economics, 2005, 12(4), 557-576. Reprinted in Recent Developments in the Economics of Training (2007), Francis Green , Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Other Journal Articles (Invited/Non-refereed)

2. “The Developmental Approach to Child and Adult Health” (with J. Heckman), Pediatrics, 2013, vol.131 Supplement 2, April, S133-S141.

1. “The Education-Health Gradient”, (with J. Heckman and S. Urzua), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2010, 100, 234-238.

Book Chapters

7. “The Economics of Multisystemic Resilience” (with T. Paredes), in Multisystemic Resilience (M. Ungar Editor, OUP), forthcoming.

6. “The Economics of Prevention in the Early Years”, Chapter for the textbook for public health nurses Community Public Health in Policy and Practice 3E, S. Cowley and K. Whittaker eds. Published by Elsevier, August 2020.

5. “The Developmental Origins of Health Inequality” (with G. Mason and S. Poupakis), in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Health Economics (OUP), August 2019.

4. “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, 2013, pp.285-309.

3. “The Economics of Child Well-Being” (with 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. IZA Top 10 Downloads in October and November 2012.

2. “Early Childhood Development: Creating Healthy Communities with Greater Efficiency and Effectiveness” (with J. Heckman), in Investing in What Works for America’s Communities: Essays on People, Place & Purpose, edited by Nancy O. Andrews and David J. Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Low Income Investment Fund (2012), 327-337.

1. “Estimating the Size of the UK Illicit Drugs Market”, (with Badillo, M. Bryan, J. Burton, M. Iacovou and S.E. Pudney), in “Measuring different aspects of problem drug use: methodological developments”, edited by N. Singleton, R. Murray and L. Tinsley, Home Office Online Report, no.16 (2006).


2. Invited piece in VOXEU on “Supporting parents and children in the early years during (and after) the COVID-19 crisis” (May 2020).

1. Invited piece in The Conversation on the health care budget (March 2020).