Alex Armand
Vitae Teaching

Visiting Assistant Professor (Fall 2017), Nova School of Business and Economics

Assistant Professor, University of Navarra

Faculty Fellow, Navarra Center for International Development

Research Fellow, Institute for Fiscal Studies


Navarra Center for International Development
ICS - Universidad de Navarra
Edificio de Bibiotecas - Entrada Este, 2ª Planta
Pamplona 31009 Spain

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Skype me at armandalex


My research agenda cuts across multiple sectors related to the fields of applied microeconomics and development economics. A large share of my research agenda focuses on field experiments, that I implemented or currently implementing in a wide range of geographical areas, such as India, Eastern Europe, Mozambique, Bolivia and Central America. My main areas of interest are:

    - Social, Education and Health Policy in Developing Countries

    - Female Empowerment

    - Political Economy of Development


    Measuring and Changing Control: Women's Empowerment and Targeted Transfers
with I. Almås, O. Attanasio and P. Carneiro), Economic Journal
, forthcoming.
Coverage: VoxEu

    Do Public Health Interventions Crowd Out Private Health Investments? Malaria Control Policies in Eritrea
    (with P. Carneiro, A. Locatelli, S. Mihreteab and J. Keating), Labour Economics, vol. 45 (2017) 107-115.


    The Effect of Gender-Targeted Cash Transfers on Household Expenditures: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
    Joint with O. Attanasio (UCL), P. Carneiro (UCL) and V. Lechene (UCL)
    Latest draft - IZA DP No. 10133

    Coverage: El Diario Exterior

    The Reach of Radio: Ending Civil Conflict through Rebel Demobilization
    Joint with
with P. Atwell (Michigan) and J.Gomes (UNAV)
    Latest draft - HiCN WP 249
    Coverage: El Pais

    On the Mechanics of the Resource Curse: experimental evidence from Mozambique
    Joint with P. Vicente (
Nova), A. Coutts (Nova) and I. Vilela (Nova)
    Coming soon

    Intra-household resource control, subjective expectations and human capital investment
    NCID WP 03/2015

    Coverage: awarded  EALE Young Labour Economist Prize

    Demand Drops and Innovation Investments: Evidence from the Great Recession in Spain
    Joint with P. Mendi (UNAV)
    Latest draft

    Are Parental Perceived Returns to Schooling predicting Future Schooling Decisions? Evidence from Macedonia
    NCID WP 02/2015


    Community toilet use in slums: the role of informational and supply side constraints in Urban India
Joint with B. Augsburg (IFS), currently in the field - Project summary
Coverage: El Pais

    Local Labour Market Shocks and Subjective Expectations: Evidence from panel data
    Joint with P. Carneiro (UCL

    On the mechanics of the political resource curse
    Joint with P. Vicente (
Nova), A. Coutts (Nova) and I. Vilela (Nova), Project summary

    Identifying the Effect of Targeted Money Transfers on Women's Empowerment
    Joint with with I. Almås (IIES), O. Attanasio (UCL) and P. Carneiro (UCL)

    Non-cognitive skills and violence among youth: Evidence from Honduras and El Salvador
    Joint with C. Cotton (Queen's), currently in the field   

    Learning from a Publicly Subsidized Agricultural Insurance
    Joint with J. Gomes (UNAV)

    Productivity and rent-seeking in the lab
    Joint with D. Aycinena (U del Rosario) and A. Coutts (Nova)

    The Chance to be First: Individual resources and child inequality in Rural India