Karen Macours

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

48 Boulevard Jourdan

Paris, 75014 75014

France

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Cash Transfers, Behavioral Changes, and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4759
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Karen Macours, Norbert Schady and Renos Vakis
Paris School of Economics (PSE), World Bank - Development Research Group and The World Bank
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Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Educational Sciences, Youth and Governance, Primary Education, Street Children

Cash Transfers, Behavioral Changes, and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2012
Posted: 01 May 2012
Karen Macours, Norbert Schady and Renos Vakis
Paris School of Economics (PSE), World Bank - Development Research Group and The World Bank

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Cash transfers, Early Childhood Development, Behavioral change

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Changing Households' Investments and Aspirations Through Social Interactions: Evidence from a Randomized Transfer Program

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5137
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Karen Macours and Renos Vakis
Paris School of Economics (PSE) and The World Bank
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Debt Markets, Labor Policies, Investment and Investment Climate, Primary Education, Housing & Human Habitats

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Demand Versus Returns? Pro-Poor Targeting of Business Grants and Vocational Skills Training

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6389
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Karen Macours, Patrick Premand and Renos Vakis
Paris School of Economics (PSE), World Bank and The World Bank
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Vocational Education & Technical Training, Conditional Cash Transfers, Poverty Reduction Strategies, Pro-Poor Growth, Business in Development

Transfers, Diversification and Household Risk Strategies: Experimental Evidence with Lessons for Climate Change Adaptation

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6053
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Karen Macours, Patrick Premand and Renos Vakis
Paris School of Economics (PSE), World Bank and The World Bank
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Safety Nets and Transfers, Regional Economic Development, Rural Poverty Reduction, Housing & Human Habitats

Transfers, Diversification and Household Risk Strategies: Experimental Evidence with Lessons for Climate Change Adaptation

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8940
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 May 2012
Karen Macours, Patrick Premand and Renos Vakis
Paris School of Economics (PSE), World Bank and The World Bank
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cash transfers, climate change adaptation, diversification, productive investment, risk-management, shocks, vocational training

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Rural Poverty in Transition Countries

LICOS Discussion Paper No. 169/2006
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 Nov 2006
Karen Macours and Johan F. M. Swinnen
Paris School of Economics (PSE) and KU Leuven - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS)
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Rural poverty, Transition, Eastern Europe, Former Soviet Union

Wealth Gradients in Early Childhood Cognitive Development in Five Latin American Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6779
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Inter-American Development Bank, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics, University of Chile, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Paris School of Economics (PSE), University of Pennsylvania, Brown University and The World Bank
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Youth and Governance, Educational Sciences, Street Children, Primary Education, Population Policies

Wealth Gradients in Early Childhood Cognitive Development in Five Latin American Countries

Documento CEDE No. 2014-01, PIER Working Paper No. 14-010
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2014
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Inter-American Development Bank, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics, University of Chile, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Paris School of Economics (PSE), University of Pennsylvania, Brown University and The World Bank
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early childhood, socioeconomic gaps, Latin-American

Wealth Gradients in Early Childhood Cognitive Development in Five Latin American Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12107
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 21 May 2019
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), University of Pennsylvania, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Inter-American Development Bank, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics, University of Chile, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Paris School of Economics (PSE), University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and World Bank Group, Kenya
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cognitive development, poverty, gradients

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Ethnic Divisions, Contract Choice and Search Costs in the Guatemalan Land Rental Market

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Feb 2005
Karen Macours
Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Impact Evaluation of Three Types of Early Childhood Development Interventions in Cambodia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6540
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Paris School of Economics (PSE), World Bank, Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Primary Education, Educational Sciences, Education For All, Youth and Governance, Adolescent Health

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Property Rights Imperfections, Asset Allocation, and Welfare: Co-Ownership in Bulgaria

LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance Discussion Paper No. 180/2007
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Mar 2008
KU Leuven - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS), Paris School of Economics (PSE), European Commission and KU Leuven - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS)
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Leveling the Intra-Household Playing Field: Compensation and Specialization in Child Labor Allocation

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4822
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ximena V. Del Carpio and Karen Macours
World Bank - Independent Evaluation Group and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Street Children, Youth and Governance, Labor Policies, Children and Youth, Access to Finance

Attrition in Randomized Control Trials: Using Tracking Information to Correct Bias

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10711
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 01 May 2017
Teresa Molina Millán and Karen Macours
New University of Lisbon - Nova School of Business and Economics and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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survey non response, sample selectivity, randomized controlled trial, inverse probability weights

Attrition in Randomized Control Trials: Using Tracking Information to Correct Bias

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11962
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 21 Apr 2017
Karen Macours and Teresa Molina Millán
Paris School of Economics (PSE) and New University of Lisbon - Nova School of Business and Economics
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attrition, long-term evaluation, randomized control trials

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Sustaining Impacts When Transfers End: Women Leaders, Aspirations, and Investment in Children

NBER Working Paper No. w22871
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Nov 2016
Karen Macours and Renos Vakis
Paris School of Economics (PSE) and World Bank Group, Kenya
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Are Conditional Cash Transfers Fulfilling Their Promise? Schooling, Learning, and Earnings after 10 Years

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11937
Number of pages: 104 Posted: 27 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2018
Tania Barham, Karen Macours and John A. Maluccio
University of Colorado at Boulder, Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Middlebury College - Department of Economics
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CCT, education, labor markets, learning, long-term effects

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Measuring Skills in Developing Countries

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13271
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 22 Oct 2018
Rachid Laajaj and Karen Macours
Universidad de los Andes, Chile and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Changing Households' Investment Behaviour Through Social Interactions with Local Leaders: Evidence from a Randomised Transfer Programme

The Economic Journal, Vol. 124, Issue 576, pp. 607-633, 2014
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 23 May 2014
Karen Macours and Renos Vakis
Paris School of Economics (PSE) and The World Bank
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Experimental Evidence of Exposure to a Conditional Cash Transfer During Early Teenage Years: Young Women's Fertility and Labor Market Outcomes

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13165
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 17 Sep 2018
Tania Barham, Karen Macours and John A. Maluccio
University of Colorado at Boulder, Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Middlebury College - Department of Economics
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CCT, education, Fertility, labor markets, long-term effects

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Preschools and Early Childhood Development in a Second Best World: Evidence from a Scaled-Up Experiment in Cambodia

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10170
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 30 Sep 2014
Paris School of Economics (PSE), World Bank, Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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early childhood development, preschools, RCT

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Causes of Output Decline in Economic Transition: The Case of Central and Eastern European Agriculture

Journal of Comparative Economics, pp. 172-206, 2000
Posted: 25 Jul 2000
Karen Macours and Johan F. M. Swinnen
Paris School of Economics (PSE) and KU Leuven - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS)

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