Working Papers

  • "The Effect of Education on Mortality and Health: Evidence from a Schooling Expansion in Romania," joint with Ofer Malamud and Andreea Mitrut

  • "Parental Monitoring and Children's Internet Use: The Role of Information, Control, and Cues," joint with Francisco Gallego and Ofer Malamud

  • "The Effect of Fertility on Mothers’ Labor Supply over the Last Two Centuries," joint with Daniel Aaronson, Rajeev Dehejia, Andrew Jordan, Cyrus Samii, and Karl Schulze

  • "Interactions Between Family and School Environments: Evidence on Dynamic Complementarities?," joint with Ofer Malamud and Miguel Urquiola

  • "From Local to Global: External Validity in a Fertility Natural Experiment," joint with Rajeev Dehejia and Cyrus Samii
    Research featured on IGC Blog

  • "Local Instruments, Global Extrapolation: External Validity of the Labor Supply - Fertility - Local Average Treatment Effect," joint with James Bisbee, Rajeev Dehejia and Cyrus Samii (forthcoming in Journal of Labor Economics)

    Published Papers by topic

    Education and Fertility

  • "Going to a Better School: Effects and Behavioral Responses," joint with Miguel Urquiola (American Economic Review 103(4), 2013)

  • "School Tracking and Access to Higher Education Among Disadvantaged Groups," joint with Ofer Malamud (Journal of Public Economics 95(11-12), 2011)

  • "Home Computer Use and the Development of Human Capital," joint with Ofer Malamud (Quarterly Journal of Economics 126(2), 2011)
    Research featured in Slate , the New York Times and Gandul

  • "General Education versus Vocational Training: Evidence from an Economy in Transition," joint with Ofer Malamud (Review of Economics and Statistics 92(1),2010)

  • "The Supply of Birth Control Methods, Education and Fertility: Evidence from Romania"
    (Journal of Human Resources 45(4),2010)
    Research featured in Freakonomics

  • "The Impact of a Change in Abortion Regime on Socio-Economic Outcomes of Children: Evidence from Romania" (Journal of Political Economy 114(4), 2006)
    Research featured in Freakonomics and The Economist

    Health – HIV/AIDS

  • "The Effect of Absenteeism and Clinic Protocol on Health Outcomes: The Case of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Kenya," joint with Markus Goldstein, Josh Graff Zivin, Harsha Thirumurthy and James Habyarimana (American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5(2), 2013)

  • "The Effects of Home-Based HIV Counseling and Testing on HIV/AIDS Stigma among Individuals and Community Leaders in Western Kenya: Evidence from a Cluster-Randomized Trial," Low C, Pop-Eleches C, Rono W, Plous E, Ndege S, Goldstein M, Thirumurthy H (AIDS Care 25: S1, 2013)

  • "Differences between self-reported and electronically monitored adherence among patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in a resource-limited setting," Thirumurthy, H, Siripong N, Vreeman R, Pop-Eleches C, Habyarimana J, Sidle J, Siika A, Bangsberg D (AIDS 26(18), 2012)

  • "Behavioral responses of patients in AIDS treatment programs: sexual behavior in Kenya," joint with Markus Goldstein, Josh Graff Zivin, James Habyarimana and Harsha Thirumurthy (Forum for Health Economics & Policy 15(2), 2012)

  • "Mobile phone technologies improve adherence to antiretroviral treatment in resource-limited settings: a randomized controlled trial of text message reminders," Pop-Eleches C, Thirumurthy H, Habyarmina J, Graff Zivin J, Goldstein M, DeWalque D, MacKeen L, Haberer J, Sidle J, Ngare D, Bangsberg D (AIDS 25(6), 2011)

  • "The Impact of HIV/AIDS and ARV Treatment on Worker Absenteeism: Implications for African Firms," joint with Bekezela Mbakile and James Habyarimana (Journal of Human Resources 45(4),2010)

    Other topics

  • "Targeted Government Spending and Political Preferences," joint with Grigore Pop-Eleches (Quarterly Journal of Political Science 7(30), 2012)

  • "Electronic Filing, Tax Preparers, and Participation in the Earned Income Tax Credit," joint with Wojciech Kopczuk (Journal of Public Economics 91(7-8), 2007)

  • "Judicial Checks and Balances," joint with Rafael La Porta, Florencio López-de-Silanes, and Andrei Shleifer
    (Journal of Political Economy 112(2), 2004)