Marcos A. Rangel

Assistant Professor 




Working Papers

“Gender, Production and Consumption: Allocative Efficiency within Farm Households (with D. Thomas), Duke University.

“Agriculture, Fires and Infant Health(with T. Vogl), Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and Princeton University.

“Maternal Labor Regulations and Child Outcomes in Brazil” University of Sao Paulo.

“Efficient Allocation of Resources within the Extended Family: Evidence from developing countries”, University of Sao Paulo.

"Does Voting Have Upstream and Downstream Consequences? Evidence from Compulsory Voting in Brazil" (with J. Holbein) Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University.


Work in Progress

tions: On the impact of sugar-canes field-clearing fires over child health ”, PLAS, Princeton
Rangel, M. A. (2013) “School Inputs and Comparative Advantage”, PLAS, Princeton Uni-
Rangel, M. A. (2012) “Labor Supply and Access to Credit: evidence from an unusual regula-
tory innovation in rural Brazil,”, University of Sao Paulo (with B. Gasperini and G. Madeira).
Rangel, M. A. (2012) “Immigrant Assimilation, Wages, and Skills”, Research Program in
Development Studies, Princeton University (with M. Bacolod and B. Blum).

Prenatal Care, Birth and Educational Outcomes: evidence from a Brazilian megacity” , Sanford School of Public Policy.

Conditional Cash Transfers and Birth Outcomes”, PLAS, Princeton University.

"Are Qualified Students Quality Teachers? Evidence from linked academic and on-the-job performances" (with N. Cunha and R. Madeira), PLAS, Princeton University .

“Labor Supply and Access to Credit: evidence from an unusual regulatory innovation in rural Brazil” (with B. Gasperini and G. Madeira), University of Sao Paulo .

“Gender disparities in test scores and teacher assessments” (with F. Botelho and R. Madeira), PLAS, Princeton University.

“Ownership Rights and Family Decision-Making: Evidence from US historical data”, University of Sao Paulo.


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Rangel, M. A. (2017). “Economic Assimilation and Skill Acquisition: Evidence from the Occupational Sorting of Childhood Immigrants” (with M. Bacolod) Demography. April. 

Rangel, M. A. (2015). “Racial Discrimination in Grading: Evidence from Brazil”  (with F. Botelho and R. Madeira) The American Economic Journal - Applied Economics. October.  

Rangel, M. A. (2015). Is Parental Love Colorblind? Human Capital Accumulation within Mixed Families”,  The Review of Black Political Economy, Vol 42(1-2), June.

Rangel, M. A. (2015) “On the Blurring of the Color Line: Wages and Employment for Black Males of Different Skin Tones” (with D. Kreisman), The Review of Economics and Statistics, March, Vol. 97(1), pp. 1-13.

Rangel, M. A. (2010) “Family Networks and School Enrolment: Evidence from a Randomized Social Experiment” (with M. Angelucci, G. De Giorgi, and I. Rasul),Journal of Public Economics. Vol 94, April.

Rangel, M. A. (2009). “Village Economies and the Structure of Extended Family Networks” (with M. Angelucci, G. De Giorgi, and I. Rasul), The Berkeley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 9 : Iss. 1 (Contributions), Article 44, October.

Rangel, M. A. (2006). “Alimony Rights and Intrahousehold Allocation of Resources: Evidence from BrazilThe Economic Journal, 116 (July), pp. 627–658. Winner: Royal Economic Society’s Article of the Year Award.


Book Chapters

Rangel, M. A. (2013) “Racial Achievement Gaps in Another America: Discussing Schooling Outcomes and Affirmative Action in Brazil;”(with R. Madeira) in Julia Clark (org.) Closing the Achievement Gap from an International Perspective, Springer Verlag.

Rangel, M. A. (2010) “Extended Family Networks in Rural Mexico: a descriptive analysis;”(with M. Angelucci, G. De Giorgi, and I. Rasul) in Tim Besley and Raji Jayaraman (eds.), Institutional Microeconomics of Development, MIT Press