Published or forthcoming

Agüero, Jorge, Francisco Galarza, and Gustavo Yamada (2023) “(Incorrect) Perceived returns and strategic behavior among talented low-income college graduates” Forthcoming, AEA Papers and Proceedings.

Agüero, Jorge and Verónica Frisancho (2022) “Measuring Violence Against Women with Experimental Methods.Economic Development and Cultural Change, 70(4): 1565–1590.


Agüero, Jorge, Erica Field, Ignacio Rodriguez and Javier Romero Haaker (2022) “Is Remote Sensing Data Useful for Studying the Association between Pandemic-related Changes in Economic Activity and Intimate Partner Violence?AEA Papers and Proceedings, 112(May): 277-281.


Agüero, Jorge, Catalina Herrera and Kira Villa (2022) “Do Human Capital Investments Mediate the Intergenerational Transmission of Domestic Violence?" Social Science & Medicine - Population Health, 17:100985.


Agüero, Jorge, Carlos Felipe Balcázar, Stanislao Maldonado and Hugo Ñopo (2021) “The Value of Redistribution: Natural Resources and the Formation of Human Capital under Weak Institutions.Journal of Development Economics, 148 (January) 102581.


Agüero, Jorge (2021) “COVID-19 and The Rise of Intimate Partner Violence.” World Development, 137 (January) 105217.


Agüero, Jorge, Úrsula Aldana, Erica Field, Verónica Frisancho and Javier Romero (2020) “Is Community-based Targeting Effective in Identifying Intimate Partner Violence?AEA Papers and Proceedings, 110(May): 605-609.


Agüero, Jorge and Maithili Ramachandran (2020) “The Intergenerational Transmission of Schooling Among the Education-Rationed.”  Journal of Human Resources, 55(2): 504-538, Spring.


Agüero, Jorge and Trinidad Beleche (2017) “Health Shocks and their Long-Lasting Impact on Health Behaviors: Evidence from the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic in Mexico,” Journal of Health Economics, 54(July): 40-55.


Agüero, Jorge (2017) “Using Partial Identification Methods to Estimate the Effect of Violence Against Women on Their Children’s Health Outcomes,” Applied Economic Letters, 24(15): 1057-1060.


Agüero, Jorge and Prashant Bharadwaj (2014) “Do the more educated know more about health? Evidence from schooling and HIV knowledge in Zimbabwe,”  Economic Development and Cultural Change, 62(3): 489-517.


Agüero, Jorge and Trinidad Beleche, (2013) “Test-Mex: Estimating the Effects of School Year Length on Student Performance in Mexico,” Journal of Development Economics, 103:353-361.


Agüero, Jorge and Mindy Marks, (2011) “Motherhood and Female Labor Supply in Developing CountriesJournal of Human Resources, 46(4): 800-826, Fall.


Agüero, Jorge and Martín Valdivia (2010) “The Permanent Effects of Recessions on Child Health: Evidence from Peru,Estudios Económicos. 25(1): 247-274.


Agüero, Jorge and Mindy Marks, (2008) “Motherhood and Female labor Force Participation. Evidence from Fertility Shocks,” American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings 98(2): 500-504.


Carter, Michael; Julian May; Jorge Agüero and Sonya Ravindranath (2007) “The Economic Impact of Severe Illness and Prime Age Mortality: Evidence from Panel Data from South Africa,” AIDS, 21(suppl. 7): S67-S73.


Agüero, Jorge; Michael Carter and Julian May (2007) “Poverty and Inequality in the First Decade of Democracy: Evidence from KwaZulu-Natal,Journal of African Economies, 16(5):782–812.


May, Julian; Jorge Agüero; Michael Carter and Ian Timaeus (2007) “The KwaZulu-Natal Income Dynamics Study (KIDS) 3rd Wave: Methodology, First Findings and an Agenda for Future Research,” Development Southern Africa, 24(5):629-648, December.


Agüero, Jorge and Brian Gould (2003) “Household Composition and Brazilian Food Purchases: An Expenditure System ApproachCanadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 51:323-345.


Working papers


Agüero, Jorge, Erica Field, Ignacio Rodriguez and Javier Romero Haaker (2022) “COVID-19, Job Loss, and Intimate Partner Violence in Peru. Revisions requested by Economic Development and Cultural Change.


Agüero, Jorge (2022) "Information and Behavioral Responses with More than One Agent: The Case of Domestic Violence Awareness Campaigns." Submitted.


Agüero, Jorge, Marta Favara, Alex Sánchez and Catherine Porter (2022) "Do More School Resources Increase Learning Outcomes? Evidence from an Extended School-Day Reform." Submitted.


Agüero, Jorge, Francisco Galarza and Gustavo Yamada (2022) "Do Inclusive Education Policies Improve Employment Opportunities? Evidence from a Field Experiment." Submitted.


Agüero, Jorge (2022) “Misallocated Talent? Teen Pregnancy, Education and Job Sorting in Colombia.” CAF Working Paper 2021/04.


Agüero, Jorge and Eniola Fasola (2022) "Distributional Policies and Social Cohesion in a High-Unemployment Setting." Policy Research Working Paper No. 10103, The World Bank.


Agüero, Jorge (2022) "Human Capital, Internal Migration and Structural Transformation in Africa." Working Paper.


Agüero, Jorge and Juan Campanario (2022) "Can Growth and Redistribution Reduce the Influence of Colonial Institutions?". Working Paper.


Agüero, Jorge, Mindy Marks and Neha Raykar (2020) “Economic Development and The Motherhood Wage Penalty. UConn Working Paper.


Agüero, Jorge and Anil Deolalikar (2017) “Identifying Critical Periods in Human Capital Accumulation. Evidence from Rwanda.”


Agüero, Jorge, Michael Carter and Ingrid Woolard (2015) “From Flows to Stocks: The Impact of Unconditional Cash Transfers on Nutrition in South Africa.” Revisions requested by Economic Development and Cultural Change.


Work in progress


Measurement Error in Self-Reported Data and Solutions: Experimental Evidence for Intimate Partner Violence (with Úrsula Aldana, Erica Field, Verónica Frisancho and Javier Romero).

The Birthweight Gains from Trade (with Patralekha Ukil).

Big Sisters and Risky Sexual Behaviors (with Erdal Asker).

Sit Back and Relax? The Effect of Income on Mental Health in South Africa.

Understanding the Urban Premium in the Developing World.

Privacy and Measurement Error in Phone Surveys: The case of Women’s Agency (with Viviana Perego and Javier Romero Haaker). AEA Registry .

Motivating Disadvantaged Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Role of Information, Aspirations, and Perceptions (with Verónica Frisancho). AEA Registry.

Education and Household Bargaining (with Anastassiya Karaban).

Last update: 01/13/2023.