Silvia Prina

Contact Info

Associate Professor
Department of Economics
Northeastern University
310A Lake Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000

Office Phone: 617.373.4301

Research Interests

Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Curriculum Vitae


A Theory of Occupational Choice Endogenous Fertility
with Dilip Mookherjee and Debraj Ray
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2012, 4(4): 1-34

The Effect of Social Programs and Exposure to Professionals on the Educational Aspirations of the Poor
with Carlos Chiapa and José Luis Garrido
Economics of Education Review, 2012, 31(1): 778-798

Who Benefited More from NAFTA: Small or Large Farmers? Evidence from Mexico
Review of Development Economics, 2013, 17(3): 594–608

The Importance of Parental Knowledge: Evidence from Weight Report Cards in Mexico
with Heather Royer
Journal of Health Economics, 2014, 37: 232-247.

Effects of Border Price Changes on Agricultural Wages and Employment in Mexico
Journal of International Development, 2015, 27(1): 112–132

Banking the Poor via Savings Accounts: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Journal of Development Economics, 2015, 115: 16-31.

Delivering Conditional Cash Transfers via Savings Accounts
IPC-UNDP One Pager, 2015, 292. ISSN: 2318-9118.

The Effect of Saving on Risk Attitudes and Intertemporal Choices
with Leandro Carvalho and Justin Sydnor
Journal of Development Economics, 2016, 120(5): 41-52.

The Effects of Financial Inclusion on Children's Schooling, Parental Aspirations and Expectations
with Carlos Chiapa and Adam Parker
Journal of International Development, 2016, 28(5):683-696.

CCTs and Financial Access: Increasing the Bang for Each Transferred Buck?
with Carlos Chiapa
Development Policy Review, 2017, 35(1):23-38.

Incentives and Unintended Consequences: Spillover Effects in Food Choice
with Manuela Angelucci, Heather Royer, and Anya Samek
accepted, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Working Papers

Treatment Effect Accounting for Network Changes: Evidence from a Randomized Intervention
with Margherita Comola
revise and resubmit, Review of Economics and Statistics

Tailored Health Information and Eating Behavior: Effects of a Health Risk Assessment on Employees with Different Ex-Ante Awareness of their Health Risks
with Mariana Carrera and Syeda Hasan

Work in Progress

Income Changes and Consumption Smoothing: The PIH holds
with Manuela Angelucci, Carlos Chiapa, and Irvin Rojas

aving Accounts’ Interplay with Network-based Financial Arrangements: Evidence from a Field Experiment
with Margherita Comola

Slowing Down Digital Credit
with Alfredo Burlando and Mike Khun

Milking It for All It's Worth: Digital Credit and Payments in the Dairy Sector
with Alfredo Burlando and Jessica Goldberg

Financial Diaries for the Youth
with Veronica Frisancho

The Effect of Mobile Money on Adopters' Social Networks
with Alfredo Burlando and Cynthia Kinnan

Child Development and Media Access: the Impact of TV on Health and Skills Formation
with Carlos Chiapa and Sofya Krutikova