Economics serving society
Karen Macours

Karen Macours

PSE Chaired Professor

Research Director INRAE

Campus Jourdan – 48 Boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris

5th floor, office 06

Phone +33(0)1 80 52 16 86

Research groups: Development
  • Agricultural Economics and development
  • Evaluation of public policies in developing countries
  • Human capital and development

Working papers


Education, Income and Mobility: Experimental Impacts of Childhood Exposure to Progresa after 20 Years (with M. Caridad Araujo), R&R American Economic Review

   Video of VDEV/BREAD/CEPR webinar

   PRESS: Voxdev talk: Podcast 


Small Farmers' Access to Improved Seeds and Deforestation in DR Congo (with Tanguy Bernard, Sylvie Lambert and Margaux Vinez), R&R Nature Communications


Texting Parents about Early Childhood Development: Behavioural Changes and Unintended Social Effects (with Oscar Barrera, Patrick Premand and Renos Vakis), World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 9492.


Social Learning in Agriculture: Does Smallholder Heterogeneity Impede Technology Diffusion in Sub-Saharan Africa? (with Luc Behaghel and Jeremie Gignoux), CEPR Discussion Paper 15220

   PRESS: Voxdev


Attrition in Randomized Control Trials: Using tracking information to correct bias (with Teresa Molina Millan), 2019, R&R EDCC.


Experimental Evidence of Exposure to a Conditional Cash Transfer During Early Teenage Years: Young Women’s Fertility and Labor Market Outcomes (with Tania Barham and John Maluccio), 2018. CEPR Discussion Paper 13165, R&R JEEA


Are Conditional Cash Transfers Fulfilling Their Promise? Schooling, Learning, and Earnings After 10 Years (with Tania Barham and John Maluccio), 2018. Updated version of CEPR Discussion Paper 11937