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Marcos A. Rangel, Assistant Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center  

Office Location: 194 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 613-7340
Duke Box: 90312
Email Address: marcos.rangel@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.marcos-a-rangel.com/

Areas of Expertise

    Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 2004
    M.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 2002
    M.A., Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 1999
    A.B., Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 1997

    Teaching (Fall 2018):

    • Pubpol 822.001, Advanced econometrics i Synopsis
      Sanford 05, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    • Pubpol 822.01l, Advanced econometrics i Synopsis
      Sanford 05, F 08:30 AM-09:45 AM

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Bacolod, M; Rangel, MA. "Economic Assimilation and Skill Acquisition: Evidence From the Occupational Sorting of Childhood Immigrants.." Demography 54.2 (April, 2017): 571-602. [doi]  [abs]
    2. Rangel, MA; Vogl, T. "Agricultural Fires and Infant Health." (December, 2016).
    3. Holbein, JB; Rangel, MA. "Does Voting Have Upstream and Downstream Consequences? Evidence from Compulsory Voting in Brazil." (July, 2016).
    5. Botelho, F; Madeira, RA; Rangel, MA. "Racial Discrimination in Grading: Evidence from Brazil." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 7.4 (October, 2015): 37-52. [doi]


    Marcos A. Rangel is an applied microeconomist. His research focuses on the patterns of accumulation of human capital with particular attention to the intra-family decision process (parents and children), to the impact of policies to foment education and health, and to racial differentials. His research has contributed to a better understanding of how the negotiations between mother and fathers, and also how families insert themselves into societies, influence the allocation of resources towards investment in human capital of children.

    Recent projects branched out in investigating the impact of prenatal care policies and maternal labor regulations over child outcomes, focusing on the innovative use of data to infer causal effects of policies. Current work takes advantage of a satellite pictures of areas in which agricultural activities rely on the use of fires to compute the impact of agricultural development, environmental regulation and business cycles over health outcomes of infants and mothers-to-be.

    Rangel is a research affiliate with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), the Population Research Center at NORC/University of Chicago, and the Duke Population Research Institute (DuPRI). He is also an associate editor of The Journal of Development Economics. 

    Marcos A. Rangel