Rodrigo Pinto, an assistant professor in UCLA’s Department of Economics, received his Ph.D. in 2015 from the University of Chicago where he worked with Professor Jim Heckman. Pinto published a series of papers on the economics of human capital accumulation of early childhood interventions, policy evaluation, and causality. His research examines a range of questions regarding social experiments: inference under compromised randomization, cost-benefit analysis, external validity, and impact evaluation. He also has worked on causal inference and identification of treatment effects. Among the experiments he has analyzed are the Perry Preschool Intervention, HighScope Curriculum Comparison Study, Abecedarian Project, Nurse-Family Partnership, Moving to Opportunity, Fast Track, Head Start, Jamaican Project, and Primeira Infancia Melhor (Brazil).
Pinto holds an M.S. in economics from the Fundacao Getulio Vargas (EPGE), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a B.A. in engineering from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was a Fulbright Scholar from 2004 to 2009.
Please join us for a reception following the talk.
This talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Child and Family Policy’s Early Childhood Initiative and the Duke Population Research Institute (DUPRI).