Marcos A. Rangel

Assistant Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

External Address: 
194 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 613-7340

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. 

Education

  • 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

Rangel, MA, and Vogl, T. "Agricultural Fires and Infant Health." (December 2016).

Botelho, F, Madeira, RA, and Rangel, MA. "Racial Discrimination in Grading: Evidence from Brazil." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 7, no. 4 (October 2015): 37-52. Full Text

Rangel, MA. "Is Parental Love Colorblind? Human Capital Accumulation within Mixed Families." Review of Black Political Economy 42, no. 1-2 (June 1, 2015): 57-86. Full Text

Kreisman, D, and Rangel, MA. "On the Blurring of the Color Line: Wages and Employment for Black Males of Different Skin Tones." Review of Economics and Statistics 97, no. 1 (March 2015): 1-13. Full Text

Rangel, MA. "Alimony rights and intrahousehold allocation of resources: Evidence from Brazil." Economic Journal 116, no. 513 (July 1, 2006): 627-658. Full Text

Angelucci, M, De Giorgi, G, Rangel, MA, and Rasul, I. "Village Economies and the Structure of Extended Family Networks." IZA Discussion Paper, no. 4499.

Angelucci, M, De Giorgi, G, Rangel, MA, and Rasul, I. "Family Networks and School Enrolment: Evidence from a Randomized Social Experiment." IZA Discussion Paper, no. 4497.

Angelucci, M, De Giorgi, G, Rangel, MA, and Rasul, I. "Extended Family Networks in Rural Mexico: A Descriptive Analysis." IZA Discussion Paper, no. 4498.

Madeira, RA, and Rangel, MA. "Racial achievement gaps in another America: Discussing schooling outcomes and affirmative action in Brazil." In Closing the Achievement Gap from an International Perspective: Transforming STEM for Effective Education, 127-160. November 1, 2013. Full Text

Angelucci, M, De Giorgi, G, Rangel, MA, and Rasul, I. Family networks and school enrolment: Evidence from a randomized social experiment. April 2010. Full Text

Angelucci, M, Rasul, I, Giorgi, GD, and Rangel, MA. Consumption Smoothing and Marriage. 2010.

Angelucci, M, De Giorgi, G, Rangel, M, and Rasul, I. Village economies and the structure of extended family networks. December 1, 2009.

Rangel, M, Rasul, I, Giorgi, GD, and Angelucci, M. INSURANCE, INVESTMENT, AND THE EXTENDED FAMILY. 2009.

Fecundity and Fertility in the Presence of Zika awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2019