Manuela Angelucci - University of Michigan
Department of Economics
University of Michigan
611 Tappan Street, 364 Lorch Hall
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1220
Phone: (734) 647-2746
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Michigan, July 2010-.
Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, August 2010-.
Research Fellow, IZA, October 2006-.
PhD, Economics, University College London, UK, 2005.
MA, Development Economics, University of Sussex, UK, 1999.
Diploma di Laurea, Economics, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy, 1998.
“Microcredit Impacts: Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement
Experiment by Compartamos Banco,” with Dean Karlan, and Jon Zinman, American
Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 7(1), 2015. Featured in The Economist.
“Migration and Financial Constraints: evidence from Mexico,” accepted for publication,
Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013.
“The demand for food of poor urban Mexican households: Understanding policy impacts
using structural models,” with Orazio Attanasio, American Economic Journal:
Economic Policy, 5(1), 2013.
“The Impact of Oportunidades on Consumption, Savings, Assets, and Transfers”, with Orazio
Attanasio and Vincenzo Di Maro, Fiscal Studies, 33(3), 2012.
“Conditional cash transfer programs, credit constraints, and migrations,” LABOUR, 26(1),
“U.S. border enforcement and the net inflow of Mexican illegal migration,” Economic
Development and Cultural Change, 60(2), 2012. Most popular EDCC article in 2012.
Featured in the Washington Post.
“Extended family networks in rural Mexico: a descriptive analysis,” with Giacomo De Giorgi,
Marcos Rangel, and Imran Rasul, Institutional Microeconomics of Development, edited
by Timothy Besley and Raji Jayaraman, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010.
“Extended family networks and schooling outcomes: evidence from a social experiment,” with
Giacomo De Giorgi, Marcos Rangel, and Imran Rasul, Journal of Public Economics,
“Indirect effects of an aid program: how do cash injections affect ineligibles’ consumption,”
with Giacomo De Giorgi, American Economic Review, 99(1), 2009.
“Village Economies and the Structure of Extended Family Networks,” with Giacomo De
Giorgi, Marcos Rangel, and Imran Rasul, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy,
(9)1, Article 44, 2009.
“Oportunidades: program effects on consumption, low participation, and methodological
issues,” with Orazio Attanasio, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 57:3,
“Love on the rocks: aggressive behavior and alcohol abuse in rural Mexico,” B.E. Journal of
Economic Analysis and Policy, 8(1), Article 43, 2008.
“The effect of Oportunidades on the level and composition of consumption in urban areas,”
with Orazio Attanasio and Jon Shaw, in External Evaluation of the Impact of
Oportunidades Program 2004: Education, Henandez-Prado, B. and M. Henandez-Avila,
Eds., Chapter 3, Vol. 4, 2005.
“Methodology of the evaluation of Oportunidades in urban areas 2002-2004 and in rural
areas 1997-2003,” with Orazio Attanasio, J. Behrman, B. Hernandez, M. Hernandez,
P. Todd, B. Trejo, J. Urquieta, in Evaluation Methodology in urban areas 2002-2004
and in rural areas 1997-2003, Hernandez-Prado B, Hernandez-Avila M, UrquietaSalomon JE, eds., Cuernavaca, External evaluation of impact of the Program, Vol. III,
Methodological Document. Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, 2005.
“Ownership, competition and enterprise performance”, with Saul Estrin, Comparative
Economic Studies, 45(2), 2003.
“Resource pooling within family networks: insurance and investment,” with Giacomo De
Giorgi and Imran Rasul, revisions requested by The Journal of Political Economy.
“Productivity and Choice Under Stress: are Men and Women Different?” with Karina Cordova.
“Win Some Lose Some? Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement
Experiment by Compartamos Banco,” with Dean Karlan, and Jon Zinman.
“Program evaluation and spillover effects,” with Vincenzo Di Maro, revisions requested by The
Journal of Development Effectiveness.
WORK IN PROGRESS
“Heterogeneity and aggregation: testing for efficiency in intra-household allocations” with Rob
“Consumption smoothing and mental health” with Carlos Chiapa and Silvia Prina.
“Gender differences in cognitive function, performance beliefs, and risk preferences under
stress” with Karina Cordova.
“Snack choice in the school cafeteria” with Silvia Prina, Heather Royer, and Anya Savikhin.
“Spillover effects of microcredit” with Tim Conley, Dean Karlan, and Jon Zinman.
2012-14: The Economics of the Family (ECON490, Undergraduate), University of Michigan.
2007-2014: Migration Economics and Policy (ECON429, Undergraduate) at University of
Michigan, Yale, Stanford, and University of Arizona.
2005-2008: Econometrics (undergraduate), Yale and University of Arizona.
2005-2008: Labor Economics (graduate), University of Arizona.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Arizona, Aug. 2004-June 2010.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Yale, January-June 2008.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford, Sept.-Dec. 2007.
Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, UK, Summer 2005.
Bill and Melinda Gates, Grand Challenges Explorations Round 13, 2014, ($100,000), with
Carlos Chiapa and Silvia Prina.
Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion Grant, 2014 ($20,000).
Michigan Institute for Teaching and Research in Economics, 2014 ($25,000).
University of Michigan Eva Mueller Fund, 2014 ($10,000).
University of Michigan Office for Research, 2014 ($15,000).
Michigan Institute for Teaching and Research in Economics, 2013 ($25,000).
University of Michigan Elisabeth Crosby Award, 2013 ($10,450).
University of Michigan Eva Mueller Fund, 2011 ($6,000).
University of Michigan Herbert Neil Junior Faculty Research Grant, 2011 ($10,000).
University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research, 2011 ($7,500).
HONORS, LECTURES, CO-ORGANIZER
Excellence in Refereeing Award, The American Economic Review, 2013.
Plenary speaker at the III European Research Conference on Microfinance, Norway, June
Lecture on “Program Evaluation and Spillover Effects,” Inter-American Development Bank,
Washington, DC, May and December 2009.
Lecture on “An Introduction to Program Evaluation,” Food and Agriculture Organization,
United Nations, Rome, July 2009.
Honored for Outstanding Teaching by the University of Arizona Economics Society, May
Co-organizer of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics Summer Workshop on
“Social Interactions and Development” with Giacomo De Giorgi, Aprajit Mahajan, Ted
Miguel, and Adam Szeidl, Summer 2008.
Awarded a prize by Stanford University for advising and directing the 2007-2008 winner of
the Hoefer Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Writing, Mackenzie A, Banks
(“Immigration and public opinion: the influence of the media”), Spring 2008.
Royal Economic Society Junior Fellow, UK, 2003.
2014-2015 University of Michigan (H2D2); Midwest Development Day, University of Notre
Dame; World Bank (April 2015); Bocconi University (May 2015); Universidad Pompeu
Fabra (May 2015).
2013-2014 Washington University in St Louis; Inter-American Development Bank,;
University of Michigan (Decision Seminar); 8th IZA Conference on Active Labor Market
Programs, IFS, London; NEUDC, Harvard; UC Berkeley ARE; XII Brucchi-Luchino
Workshop, Bank of Italy, Rome; AEA Meetings, Philadelphia; Yale; International
Economic Association World Congress, Amman, Jordan; Barcelona GSE Summer
Forum, Migration; Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics, Experimental
2012-2013 University of Michigan; NYU; NORFACE Migration Conference, UK; Institute for
Fiscal Studies, UK; Central European University, Hungary; Third European Research
Conference on Microfinance, Norway (Plenary Speaker); 4th IZA Workshop on
Entrepreneurship Research, San Francisco.
2011-2012 UCL Alumni Conference, London; Summer School in Development, Ascea Italy;
University of Michigan, EDTS; Institute for Economic Analysis, Barcelona;
UM/MSU/ND/NU/Chicago Development Economics Day, University of Notre Dame;
Conference on Networks and Development, LSU; UM/MSU/UWO Labor Economics
Day, University of Michigan.
2010-2011 University of Michigan, STIET; University of Michigan, Economics.
2009-2010 University of Arizona, UPenn, UC Santa Barbara, University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, Inter- American Development Bank Research Department, UN-FAO,
University of Michigan, Boston University, Workshop on Networks, Andorra (June,
invited, not attended), EALE/SOLE Meeting, London (June), SED conference, Montreal
(July, invited, not attended).
2008-2009 IPA-FAI-Yale Microfinance Conference (invited), NEUDC Boston University,
University of Arizona, SED conference in Turkey (invited), Queen Mary (University of
London, UK), University of Warwick, PACDEV conference at San Francisco State
University, Workshop on The Economics of Risky Behaviors, Washington DC.
2007-2008 UC Berkeley (Econ), Stanford, University of Maryland, UC Berkeley (ARE), UC
Davis (ARE), UC Santa Cruz, UC Merced, Stanford Center for International
Development, Yale (Labor Seminar), U Michigan, Brown, Yale (Development Seminar),
SITE Workshop, FAO.
2006-2007 UCLA, Economic Demography Workshop at the Population Association of
America (invited), Duke Development Economics Workshop (invited).
2005-2006 NBER Summer Institute (Consumption), University of Minnesota, UT Austin,
ZEW Program Evaluation Conference, Economic Science Association Conference,
Econometric Society 2006 North American Meeting, IZA/SOLE Transatlantic
Conference, University of Arizona.
2004-2005 Stanford University, UCLA, Midwest Economic Association Meeting, SOLE
Meeting, Econometric Society World Congress, University of Arizona, University of
Padova, University of Rome La Sapienza, Symposium of Economic Analysis, Spain.
2003-2004 University of Rochester, University of Miami, University of Arizona, LSE/UCL
Development seminar, University of Warwick, University of Essex, University of
Cambridge, IZA, SOLE Meeting.
≤2003 University of Maryland, College Park, Inter-American Development Bank, Institute for
Fiscal Studies, European Economic Association Annual Congress, European Summer
School in Labour Economics, Buch, Spring Meeting for Young Economists, ENTER
Economics Conference, Tilburg University, International Monetary Fund, University
College London, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Moscow.
American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal
of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, National Science Foundation, Review of
Economics and Statistics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Economic
Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public
Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Economic History, American Economic
Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Economic
Development and Cultural Change, GLM-LIC, World Bank Economic Review, European
Economic Review, Journal of Health Economics, BE Press, Economics Letters, Journal of the
Royal Statistical Society, Journal of Applied Econometrics, PLoS ONE, Labour, Demography,
Journal of Population Economics, Fiscal Studies, Economic Inquiry, Economics of Education
Review, Economic Systems.
Dissertation Committee Member for Robert Garlick (2013, Duke, Economics Department),
Jessica Hoel (2013, IFPRI), Caroline Theoharides (2014, Amherst, Economics Department),
Prachi Jain (expected 2016), Monica Hernandez (expected 2015), Daniela Morar (expected