“Crowding Out of Private Support to the Elderly: Evidence from a Demogrant in Mexico”, Journal of Public Economics, vol. 93(3-4), pages 454-463, April 2009.



 “The Effect of an Old-Age Demogrant on the Labor Supply and Time Use of the Elderly and Non-Elderly in Mexico” (2010), B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Vol. 10 : Issue 1, Article 48 (




Working papers


“Are Informal Workers Compensated for the Lack of Fringe Benefits? Using Free Health Care as an Instrument for Formality”, 2nd revision submitted to the Journal of Labor Economics


“Grandfathers Matter Too: The Effect of a Transfer Program for the Elderly in Mexico on the School Enrollment of Children”, joint with Emilio Gutierrez and Adrian Rubli (submitted)


“The schooling repayment hypothesis for private transfers: Evidence from the PROGRESA/Oportunidades experiment”, joint with Carlos Chiapa (submitted)


“Old-Age Government Transfers and the Crowding Out of Private Gifts: The 70 Plus Program for the Rural Elderly in Mexico”, joint with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (submitted)



Work in Progress


“The Effects of a Non-Contributory Pension Program on Labor Force Participation: The case of 70 y Mas in Mexico”, joint with Tobias Pfutze


“Time Resources and Relative Power in the Family: Lessons from a Demogrant for the Elderly in Mexico”, joint with Manuel Chavez.


“The Effects of the Expansion of Rural Health Services in Mexico on the Health of the Elderly Today”


“The Impact of An Increase in Women’s Income on Expenditures and on the Access to Credit in Rural Mexico”