Flavio Cunha

Department of Economics
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Tel: 713-348-4875

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NBER Program Affiliations: CH
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Rice University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

November 2019Subjective Parental Beliefs. Their Measurement and Role
with Orazio Attanasio, Pamela Jervis: w26516
June 2013Eliciting Maternal Expectations about the Technology of Cognitive Skill Formation
with Irma Elo, Jennifer Culhane: w19144
September 2012The Production of Human Capital: Endowments, Investments and Fertility
with Anna Aizer: w18429
July 2010Investing in Our Young People
with James J. Heckman: w16201

Published: Flavio Cunha & James J. HECKMAN, 2009. "Investing in our Young People," Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, Vita e Pensiero, Pubblicazioni dell'Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, vol. 117(3), pages 387-418. citation courtesy of

February 2010Estimating the Technology of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skill Formation
with James Heckman, Susanne Schennach: w15664

Published: Flavio Cunha & James J. Heckman & Susanne M. Schennach, 2010. "Estimating the Technology of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skill Formation," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 78(3), pages 883-931, 05. citation courtesy of

January 2009The Economics and Psychology of Inequality and Human Development
with James J. Heckman: w14695

Published: Flavio Cunha & James J. Heckman, 2009. "The Economics and Psychology of Inequality and Human DEvelopment," Journal of the European Economic Association, MIT Press, vol. 7(2-3), pages 320-364, 04-05. citation courtesy of

October 2007The Evolution of Inequality, Heterogeneity and Uncertainty in Labor Earnings in the U.S. Economy
with James J. Heckman: w13526
July 2007The Identification and Economic Content of Ordered Choice Models with Stochastic Thresholds
with James J. Heckman, Salvador Navarro: t0340

Published: THE IDENTIFICATION AND ECONOMIC CONTENT OF ORDERED CHOICE MODELS WITH STOCHASTIC THRESHOLDS† Flavio Cunha, James J. Heckman, Salvador Navarro‡ Article first published online: 11 DEC 2007 DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2354.2007.00462.x International Economic Review Volume 48, Issue 4, pages 1273–1309, November 2007

January 2007The Technology of Skill Formation
with James Heckman: w12840

Published: Flavio Cunha & James Heckman, 2007. "The Technology of Skill Formation," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 97(2), pages 31-47, May. citation courtesy of

September 2006A New Framework for the Analysis of Inequality
with James J. Heckman: w12505

Published: Cunha, Flavio & Heckman, James, 2008. "A New Framework For The Analysis Of Inequality," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 12(S2), pages 315-354, September. citation courtesy of

May 2005Interpreting the Evidence on Life Cycle Skill Formation
with James J. Heckman, Lance Lochner, Dimitriy V. Masterov: w11331

Published: Cunha, Flavio & Heckman, James J. & Lochner, Lance, 2006. "Interpreting the Evidence on Life Cycle Skill Formation," Handbook of the Economics of Education, Elsevier.

January 2005Separating Uncertainty from Heterogeneity in Life Cycle Earnings
with James J. Heckman, Salvador Navarro: w11024

Published: Cunha, Flavio, James Heckman and Salvador Navarro. "Separating Uncertainty From Heterogeneity In Life Cycle Earnings," Oxford Economic Papers, 2005, v57(2,Apr), 191-261. citation courtesy of

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