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  • Pellicer, Miquel; Piraino, Patrizio (2015-04)
    Little credible evidence exists on the effect of material resources on school quality in developing countries. This paper studies the impact of non-personnel funding on educational outcomes exploiting the peculiar way in ...
  • Kerr, Andrew; Piraino, Patrizio; Ranchhod, Vimal (2016-08)
    In this paper we estimate the extent and targeting of affirmative action at the University of Cape Town, a large public university in South Africa. To do this we use admissions data from the University of Cape Town (UCT), ...
  • Picot, Garnett; Piraino, Patrizio (Canadian Journal of Economics, 2013)
    We use longitudinal tax data linked to immigrant landing records to study the effect of selective attrition on the estimated earnings assimilation of immigrants to Canada. Contrary to findings in the existing international ...
  • Pellicer, Miquel; Piraino, Patrizio; Wegner, Eva (2014-11)
    This paper presents a survey experiment in South Africa that focuses on the role of mobilization for demand for redistribution. Previous literature has found that providing information on inequality raises concerns about ...
  • Piraino, Patrizio (2014-05)
    The paper estimates the degree of intergenerational earnings persistence in South Africa. It explores the link between this measure of social mobility and an index of inequality of opportunity. Using microdata from the ...
  • Piraino, Patrizio; Muller, Sean; Cilliers, Jeane; Fourie, Johan (Research on Social Stratification and Mobility, 2014)
    Evidence on long-term multigenerational dynamics is often inadequate as large datasets with multiple generations remain very uncommon. We posit that genealogical records can offer a valuable alternative. Rather than exploring ...
  • Piraino, Patrizio; Muller, Sean; Cilliers, Jeanne; Fourie, Johan (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2013-10)
    Evidence on long-term multigenerational dynamics is often inadequate as large datasets with multiple generations remain very uncommon. We posit that genealogical records can offer a valuable alternative. Rather than exploring ...
  • Abel, Martin; Burger, Rulof; Piraino, Patrizio (2017-07)
    We show that reference letters from former employers alleviate information asymmetries about workers’ skills and improve both match quality and equity in the labor market. A resume audit study finds that using a reference ...

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