Alex Armand
Vitae Research Teaching Fieldwork

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:

    - Female Empowerment

    - Social, Education and Health Policy in Developing Countries

    - 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.
Blogs: 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

The Reach of Radio: defection messaging and armed group behavior
Joint with P. Atwell (UMichigan and NCID) and J.Gomes (UNAV)
HiCN WP 249

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


On the mechanics of the political resource curse: information and local elite behavior in Mozambique
Joint with P. Vicente (
Nova), A. Coutts (Nova) and I. Vilela (Nova), currently in the field - Project summary

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

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

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

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

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

Non-cognitive skills and violence among youth: Evidence from Honduras and El Salvador
Currently in the field