Marcos A. Rangel

Articles, Chapters and Grants


Working Papers

"Brazil's Missing Infants: Zika risk changes reproductive behavior" (with J. Nobles and A. Hamoudi), current version here:

"Decision-Making in Extended Households (with D. Thomas), coming soon, Duke University.

"Mama Knows (and Does) Best: The intergenerational impacts of school construction in Indonesia" (with. A Hasan and N. Nakajima), coming soon, Duke University.

"Teacher Biases: Evidence on the role of early-career experiences" (with Y. Shi), coming soon, Duke University.

"Heightened immigration enforcement impacts U.S. citizens' birth outcomes" (with R. Tome, C. Gibson-Davis, and L. Bellows), current version here: 

"Incentivized public-school educators and achievement in high-school and beyond" (with F. Botelho and R. Madeira), coming soon, Duke University.

"Gender Gaps in Birthweight: The effects of air pollution across Latin America" (with G. Aparicio and M. P. Gerardino), coming soon, Duke University.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Rangel, M. A. (2020). "Does Voting Have Upstream and Downstream Consequences? Regression Discontinuity Tests of the Transformative Voting Hypothesis" (with J. Holbein) The Journal of Politics. Pre-print version here.

Rangel, M. A. (2019). “Agricultural Fires and Health at Birth" (with T. Vogl) The Review of Economics and Statistics. Pre-print version here.

Rangel, M. A. (2018). “Early patterns of skill acquisition and immigrants’ specialization in STEM careers” (with Y. Shi) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. December.

                        - covered in a Houston Chronicle article   

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

                        - covered in a NPR article

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


Work in Progress

“Prenatal Care, Birth and Educational Outcomes: evidence from a Brazilian megacity”

“Conditional Cash Transfers and Birth Outcomes”

"Are Qualified Students Quality Teachers? Evidence from linked academic and on-the-job performances"

“Labor Supply and Access to Credit: evidence from an unusual regulatory innovation in rural Brazil”

“Gender disparities in test scores and teacher assessments” 

“Maternal Labor Regulations and Child Outcomes in Brazil” 

"Health and the City"

"Public Pensions and the Health and Well-Being of the Elderly: Evidence from Brazil"


Collaboratory Grant, Eviction and Child Outcomes: Evidence from North Carolina, Duke University Provost Office (co-PI), 2019-2021

Pilot Grant,  The effects of parental absence and workplace stress on children's educational outcomes: evidence from the U.S. military \textquotedblright, Duke Population Research Center and NIH award number 2P2CHD065563, 2019 (co-PI)

Pilot Grant, Eviction and Child Outcomes: Evidence from North Carolina, Sanford School of Public Policy, 2018 (co-PI)

Evidence for Action Grant, Immigration Enforcement and Birth Outcomes, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (co-PI)

NIH R03 Grant, Fecundity and Fertility in the Presence of Zika, National Instituties of Health 1R03HD092818-01 (PI)

Pilot Grant, The Cost of Opportunity? Higher Education in the Baixada Fluminense (Rio de Janeiro Lowlands), Duke University’s Social Science Research Institute – Bass Connections (co-PI)

Pilot Grant, Human Capital Accumulation and Specialization among Childhood Immigrants: The case of North Carolina, Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, Early Childhood Initiative, 2016-2017 (co-PI)

Pilot Grant, Zika Scare and Fertility Decisions, Sanford School of Public Policy, 2017 (PI)

Pilot Grant, Sustainable Development and Population: Making the Most of Spatial Data for Demographic Studies, Duke Population Research Center and NIH award number 2P2CHD065563, 2016 (PI)






 Google-Scholar page

Click here: