Douglas A. Warner III Professor of Economics, Yale University
Costas Meghir is the “Douglas A. Warner III” Professor of Economics at Yale University. He obtained Ph.D. from Manchester University. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the Econometric Society, Fellow of the British Academy, and Fellow of the Society for Labor Economics. He was awarded the Ragnar Frisch medal by the Econometric Society in 2000 and the Bodosakis foundation prize in 1997. He has been co-editor of Econometrica and joint managing editor of the Economic Journal. His research has been directed towards issues relating to human capital formation and public policy towards education and welfare programs. Currently he is focused on Early Childhood Development and the design of scalable policies improving child outcomes.
Recent work by Costas Meghir
The long-term effects of conditional cash transfer programmes: Evidence from Colombia
Conditional cash transfer programmes can have long-term benefits by reducing crime, lowering adolescent fertility and increasing school attendance as...
Orazio Attanasio Lina Cardona Sosa Carlos Medina Costas Meghir Christian Posso Bibiana Taboada
Informality and the effects of trade in developing countries
What are the effects of trade amidst a large informal sector? New research studies a model tightly connected to data on firms and workers in Brazil
Rafael Dix-Carneiro Pinelopi Goldberg Costas Meghir Gabriel Ulyssea
How women’s social networks vary with wealth and status: Evidence from India
Isolation is common amongst women living in contexts with restrictive gender norms but varies across socioeconomic groups
Articles : Institutions & Political Economy
Alison Andrew Orazio Attanasio Britta Augsburg Jere Behrman Monimalika Day Pamela Jervis Costas Meghir Angus Phimister
Migration and risk sharing: Evidence from Bangladesh
Whilst rural to urban migration can improve the allocation of labour, can it have unintended consequences on risk sharing in rural communities?
Audio : Labour Markets & Migration
Scaling an early childhood development and nutrition programme in Colombia
Scaling up early childhood intervention programmes even when resources are constrained can mitigate child poverty
Orazio Attanasio Helen Baker-Henningham Raquel Bernal Costas Meghir Diana Pineda Marta Rubio-Codina