Determinants of Prosocial Behaviors during Childhood: Evidence from El Salvador (Updated version available soon)

We investigate the consistency of prosocial behaviors in response to changes in the institutional setting of a lab-in-the-field experiment involving primary school students in El Salvador. Students play variants of the dictator game allowing the …

Recalling Violence Exposure and Cognitive Function among Primary School Students in El Salvador (new draft coming soon)

New version coming soon.

The Preoccupied Parent: Household Choices under Poverty (Under Review)

We examine the hypothesis that parents' low investments in children may be a consequence of adverse cognitive effects of poverty: Financial worries preoccupy low-income parents with immediate concerns, reducing their attention to important parenting …