Orazio Attanasio

Department of Economics
Yale University
37 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

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NBER Program Affiliations: DEV , EFG
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliations: Yale University and Institute for Fiscal Studies, FAIR, BREAD and CEPR

NBER Working Papers and Publications

September 2020The Persistence of Socio-Emotional Skills: Life Cycle and Intergenerational Evidence
with Áureo de Paula, Alessandro Toppeta: w27823
Child Development in the Early Years: Parental Investment and the Changing Dynamics of Different Dimensions
with Raquel Bernal, Michele Giannola, Milagros Nores: w27812
May 2020Consumption Insurance in Networks with Asymmetric Information
with Sonya Krutikova: w27290

Published: Journal of the European Economic Association Preprint prepared on 23 June 2020 using jeea.cls v1.0.

November 2019Subjective Parental Beliefs. Their Measurement and Role
with Flávio Cunha, Pamela Jervis: w26516
August 2019Preschool Quality and Child Development
with Alison Andrew, Raquel Bernal, Lina Cardona Sosa, Sonya Krutikova, Marta Rubio-Codina: w26191
June 2019Targeting High School Scholarships to the Poor: The Impact of a Program in Mexico
with Rafael De Hoyos, Costas Meghir: w26023
Freeing Financial Education via Tablets: Experimental Evidence from Colombia
with Matthew Bird, Lina Cardona-Sosa, Pablo Lavado: w25929
January 2019Parental Beliefs about Returns to Different Types of Investments in School Children
with Teodora Boneva, Christopher Rauh: w25513
September 2018Early Stimulation and Nutrition: The Impacts of a Scalable Intervention
with Helen Baker-Henningham, Raquel Bernal, Costas Meghir, Diana Pineda, Marta Rubio-Codina: w25059
June 2018Inequality in Socio-emotional Skills: A Cross-Cohort Comparison
with Richard Blundell, Gabriella Conti, Giacomo Mason
in Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar 2018, Hilary W. Hoynes, Camille Landais, and Johannes Spinnewijn, organizers
November 2015Human Capital Development and Parental Investment in India
with Costas Meghir, Emily Nix: w21740
Measuring and Changing Control: Women’s Empowerment and Targeted Transfers
with Ingvild Almås, Alex Armand, Pedro Carneiro: w21717

Published: Ingvild Almås & Alex Armand & Orazio Attanasio & Pedro Carneiro, 2018. "Measuring and Changing Control: Women's Empowerment and Targeted Transfers," The Economic Journal, vol 128(612), pages F609-F639. citation courtesy of

Nonlinear Pricing in Village Economies
with Elena Pastorino: w21718
July 2015Long Term Impacts of Vouchers for Vocational Training: Experimental Evidence for Colombia
with Arlen Guarín, Carlos Medina, Costas Meghir: w21390
Aggregating Elasticities: Intensive and Extensive Margins of Female Labour Supply
with Peter Levell, Hamish Low, Virginia Sánchez-Marcos: w21315
April 2015Insurance in extended family networks
with Costas Meghir, Corina Mommaerts: w21059
February 2015Estimating the Production Function for Human Capital: Results from a Randomized Control Trial in Colombia
with Sarah Cattan, Emla Fitzsimons, Costas Meghir, Marta Rubio-Codina: w20965

Published: Orazio Attanasio & Sarah Cattan & Emla Fitzsimons & Costas Meghir & Marta Rubio-Codina, 2020. "Estimating the Production Function for Human Capital: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Colombia," American Economic Review, vol 110(1), pages 48-85.

July 2014Holy Cows or Cash Cows?
with Britta Augsburg: w20304
February 2014The Evolution of Income, Consumption, and Leisure Inequality in the United States, 1980–2010
with Erik Hurst, Luigi Pistaferri
in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures, Christopher D. Carroll, Thomas F. Crossley, and John Sabelhaus, editors
July 2012Comment on "Does Indivisible Labor Explain the Difference between Micro and Macro Elasticities? A Meta-Analysis of Extensive Margin Elasticities"
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2012, Volume 27, Daron Acemoglu, Jonathan Parker, and Michael Woodford, editors
April 2012The Evolution of Income, Consumption, and Leisure Inequality in The US, 1980-2010
with Erik Hurst, Luigi Pistaferri: w17982
November 2010Financing Medicare: A General Equilibrium Analysis
with Sagiri Kitao, Giovanni L. Violante
in Demography and the Economy, John B. Shoven, editor
February 2010Consumption and Saving: Models of Intertemporal Allocation and Their Implications for Public Policy
with Guglielmo Weber: w15756

Published: Orazio P. Attanasio & Guglielmo Weber, 2010. "Consumption and Saving: Models of Intertemporal Allocation and Their Implications for Public Policy," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 48(3), pages 693-751, September. citation courtesy of

July 2009Educational Choices, Subjective Expectations, and Credit Constraints
with Katja Kaufmann: w15087
April 2008Training Disadvantaged Youth in Latin America: Evidence from a Randomized Trial
with Adriana Kugler, Costas Meghir: w13931
October 2007What Really Happened to Consumption Inequality in the United States?
with Erich Battistin, Hidehiko Ichimura
in Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services: Essays in Honor of Zvi Griliches, Ernst R. Berndt and Charles R. Hulten, editors
March 2007Risk Sharing in Private Information Models with Asset Accumulation: Explaining the Excess Smoothness of Consumption
with Nicola Pavoni: w12994

Published: Orazio P. Attanasio & Nicola Pavoni, 2011. "Risk Sharing in Private Information Models With Asset Accumulation: Explaining the Excess Smoothness of Consumption," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 79(4), pages 1027-1068, 07. citation courtesy of

August 2006Stochastic Components of Individual Consumption: A Time Series Analysis of Grouped Data
with Margherita Borella: w12456
Intertemporal Consumption Choices, Transaction Costs and Limited Participation to Financial Markets: Reconciling Data and Theory
with Monica Paiella: w12412

Published: Orazio P. Attanasio & Monica Paiella, 2011. "Intertemporal consumption choices, transaction costs and limited participation in financial markets: reconciling data and theory," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 26(2), pages 322-343, March. citation courtesy of

March 2004What Really Happened to Consumption Inequality in the US?
with Erich Battistin, Hidehiko Ichimura: w10338
July 2003Trade Reforms and Wage Inequiality in Colombia
with Pinelopi Goldberg, Nina Pavcnik: w9830

Published: Attanasio, Orazio & Goldberg, Pinelopi K. & Pavcnik, Nina, 2004. "Trade reforms and wage inequality in Colombia," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 74(2), pages 331-366, August. citation courtesy of

April 2001Differential Mortality in the UK
with Carl Emmerson: w8241
May 2000Estimating Euler Equations
with Hamish Low: t0253

Published: Attanasio, Orazio P. and Hamish Low. "Estimating Euler Equations," Review of Economic Dynamics, 2004, v7(2,Apr), 406-435.

Credit Constraints in the Market for Consumer Durables: Evidence from Micro Data on Car Loans
with Pinelopi K. Goldberg, Ekaterini Kyriazidou: w7694

Published: Orazio P. Attanasio & Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg & Ekaterini Kyriazidou, 2008. "Credit Constraints In The Market For Consumer Durables: Evidence From Micro Data On Car Loans," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 49(2), pages 401-436, 05. citation courtesy of

June 1998The Demand for Money, Financial Innovation, and the Welfare Cost of Inflation: An Analysis with Household Data
with Luigi Guiso, Tuillo Jappelli: w6593

Published: Orazio P. Attanasio & Luigi Guiso & Tullio Jappelli, 2002. "The Demand for Money, Financial Innovation, and the Welfare Cost of Inflation: An Analysis with Household Data," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 110(2), pages 317-351, April. citation courtesy of

May 1998Intertemporal Choice and the Cross-Sectional Variance of Marginal Utility
with Tullio Jappelli: w6560

Published: Attanasio, Orazio P. and Tullio Jappelli. "Intertemporal Choice And The Cross-Sectional Variance Of Marginal Utility," Review of Economics and Statistics, 2001, v83(1,Feb), 13-27. citation courtesy of

Asset Holding and Consumption Volatility
with James Banks, Sarah Tanner: w6567

Published: Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 110, no. 4 (August 2002): 771-792 citation courtesy of

March 1998Consumption Demand
November 1995Humps and Bumps in Lifetime Consumption
with James Banks, Costas Meghir, Guglielmo Weber: w5350

Published: Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Vol. 17, no. 1 (January 1999): 22-35. citation courtesy of

September 1995Consumer Durables and Inertial Behavior: Estimation and Aggregation of (S,s) Rules

Published: Attanasio, Orazio P. "Consumer Durables And Inertial Behaviour: Estimation And Aggregation Of (S,s) Rules For Automobile Purchases," Review of Economic Studies, 2000, v67(233,Oct), 659-697.

May 1995Differential Mortality and Wealth Accumulation
with Hilary W. Hoynes: w5126

Published: Journal of Human Resources, Volume 35, Number 1 (Winter) 2000, 1-29. citation courtesy of

October 1994IRAs and Household Saving Revisited: Some New Evidence
with Thomas C. DeLeire: w4900
July 1994Is Consumption Growth Consistent with Intertemporal Optimization? Evidence from the Consumer Expenditure Survey
with Guglielmo Weber: w4795

Published: Journal of Political Economy, 1992. citation courtesy of

The Intertemporal Allocation of Consumption: Theory and Evidence

Published: Attanasio, Orazio P., 1995. "The intertemporal allocation of consumption: theory and evidence," Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, Elsevier, vol. 42(1), pages 39-56, June. citation courtesy of

June 1994Relative Wage Movements and the Distribution of Consumption
with Steven J. Davis: w4771

Published: Journal of Political Economy, December 1996, vol.104, no.6, pp.1227-1262. citation courtesy of

January 1994Personal Saving in the United States
in International Comparisons of Household Saving, James M. Poterba, editor
September 1993Consumption over the Life Cycle and over the Business Cycle
with Martin Browning: w4453

Published: Attanasio, Orazio P. and Martin Browning. "Consumption Over The Life Cycle And Over The Business Cycle," American Economic Review, 1995, v85(5,Dec), 1118-1137. citation courtesy of

A Cohort Analysis of Saving Behavior by U.S. Households

Published: Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 33, no. 3 (Summer 1998): 575-609. citation courtesy of

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