Research in Progress

(Re-)Submitted Papers

“The economic costs of child maltreatment in the UK” (with M. Melnychuk, S. Morris and E. Pizzo). NSPCC Research Report. Revised and resubmitted at Health Economics.

“Feasibility, Acceptability, and Initial Effects of the Quiet Time transcendental meditation program: Evidence from two school pilots” (with O. Doyle, P. Fearon and V. Oppedisano). PsyArXiv Preprint. See here a short video of the pilot in the primary school in London. Submitted.

“The Value of Health Insurance: A Household Job Search Approach” (with R. Ginja and R. Narita). IFS WP 18-20. IZA DP 11706. HCEO WP 2018-050. Most downloaded HCEO and IFS WP in the months of August and September 2018. Featured in the HCEO Research Spotlight. Winner of the 2nd prize at the Brazil Econometric Society 2017. Submitted.

“The impacts of COVID-19 on Health Visiting Services in England: FOI Evidence for the First Wave”(with A. Dow). Reported in “The Week in Public Services” by the Institute of Government. Referred to in relation to the BBC News coverage by Branwen Jeffreys of the EEF report on the damage of the lockdown to child speech and language skills. Submitted.

In Preparation for Submission

Beyond Birthweight: The Origins of Human Capital” (with K. Godfrey, M. Hanson, H. Inskip, S. Crozier and C. Cooper), IFS WP 18-30, HCEO WP 2018-89, IZA DP 13296. Under revision.

“Effect of Access to Health Insurance on Utilization and Health Outcomes Among Households Above Poverty Level in India: A Randomized Controlled Trial” (with K. Imai, C. Kinnan, A. Malani, M. Miller, S. Swaminathan and A. Voena). Under revision.

“Health Effects of in Utero Exposure to the Dutch Hunger Winter”, with S. Poupakis, P. Ekamper, F. van Poppel, G. Bjiward and L.H. Lumey.

“Health Effects of Prenatal and Infancy Home Visiting Programs by Nurses”, with D. Olds et al

“(Growing) Up in Smoke? The impact of prenatal and postnatal maternal smoking on child development” (with S. Cattan and F. Salvati).

“The Biology of Child Development: DNA Experimental Evidence from Colombia” (with O. Attanasio, P. Jervis and C. Meghir).

“Consequences of Health at Birth” (with E. Björkegren, A. Butikofer, M. Palme and K. Salvanes).

Work in Progress

“Workforce quality in early intervention: Evidence from a large-scale home-visiting programme” (with S. Cattan and C. Farquharson). Winner of the 3rd prize for best paper at the Essen Health Conference 2018.

“The Health Effects of Early Interventions: Evidence from Sure Start” (with S. Cattan, C. Farquharson and R. Ginja). IFS Report. Featured in The Conversation.

“The impacts of COVID-19 on Health Visiting in England” (with A. Dow, brief now updated September 22).

Perceived Costs and Benefits of Compliance to the COVID-19 Social Distancing Measures” (with P. Giustinelli).

How malleable are COVID-19 related perceptions? Evidence from a light-touch information and sensitization intervention” (with P. Giustinelli and M. Rovetto).

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on time use, beliefs, investments and child development for first-time parents in England” (with E. Johnson-Watts).

Short- and Medium-Term Effects of In-Utero Health Interventions: Evidence from the Treatment of Gestational Diabetes” (with P. Rodrigues-Lesmes).

Genes, Maternal Education, and Inequalities in Human Capital: Evidence a British Cohort” (with P. Wu).