Alex Armand
Vitae Research Teaching Fieldwork

Assistant Professor, University of Navarra

Faculty Fellow, Navarra Center for International Development


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 interests are in the fields of applied microeconomics and development, with a focus on education, health and rent-seeking. My main areas of interest are:

    - Women empowerment and gender-targeted transfers

    - Rent-seeking behaviour and natural resources discovery

    - Education- and health-related policy interventions


Do Public Health Interventions Crowd Out Private Health Investments? Malaria Control Policies in Eritrea
(with P. Carneiro, A. Locatelli, S. Mihreteab and J. Keating), forthcoming Labour Economics
Previous version: The World Bank Policy Research Working Paper, WPS 7268


Measuring and Changing Control: Women's Empowerment and Targeted Transfers
joint with with Ingvild Almås, Orazio Attanasio and Pedro Carneiro
Latest draft  - NBER Working Paper No. 21717  -  CEPR DP No. 11465  -  IZA DP No. 9779

Blogs: VoxEu

The Effect of Gender-Targeted Cash Transfers on Household Expenditures: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
joint with Orazio Attanasio, Pedro Carneiro and Valérie Lechene
IZA DP No. 10133

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

Coverage: awarded  EALE Young Labour Economist Prize

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


On the mechanics of the political resource curse: information and local elite behavior in Mozambique
joint with P. Vicente,
A. Coutts and I. Vilela
Project summary

Productivity and rent-seeking in the lab
joint with D. Aycinena and A. Coutts

Community toilet use in slums: the role of informational and supply side constraints
joint with B. Augsburg

Identifying the Effect of Targeted Money Transfers on Women's Empowerment
joint with I. Almås, O. Attanasio and P. Carneiro

The chance to be first: Individual resources and child inequality in Rural India

Local labour market shocks and subjective returns to schooling: Evidence from panel data
joint with P. Carneiro

Innovation Investments and Firm Exit Rates: Evidence from the Great Recession in Spain
joint with P. Mendi