I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the Washington University in St. Louis. You may find my CV here
[.pdf] and my current research below.
My contact address is: Department of Economics, Seigle Hall 339,
Campus Box 1208;
Washington University in St. Louis,
St. Louis MO 63130-4899.
E-mail me to: rauls[at]wustl.edu.
'Natural Resources and Global Misallocation', with Alex Monge-Naranjo and Juan Sanchez (2015) [.pdf]
'The Price of Growth: Consumption Insurance in China 1989-2009', with Yu Zheng (2015) [.pdf] [Online Appendix]
'The Consumption, Income and Wealth of the Poorest: Cross-Sectional Facts of Rural and Urban Sub-Saharan Africa for Macroeconomists', with Leandro de Magalhaes (2015) [.pdf] [Online Appendix] [Other versions, World Bank WPS7337]
'Disparities in the Battle Against Infertility: The Education Gradient in the Success Rates of IVF Technology in Denmark 1995-2010', with Mallory Leung and Fane Groes (2014) [.pdf]
Manuscripts Under Revision for Resubmission
'Education, HIV Status, and Risky Sexual Behavior: How Much Does the Stage of the HIV Epidemic Matter?', with Daniela Iorio [.pdf] [companion site]
R&R, Quantitative Economics
'How Much are SVARs with Long-Run Restrictions Missing without Cyclically Moving Factor Shares?' [.pdf]
R&R, Journal of Econometrics
'The Relationship between Age at First Birth and Mother's Lifetime Earnings: Evidence from Danish Register Data', with Mallory Leung and Fane Groes [.pdf]
PLoS ONE (2016), 11(1), DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0146989
'Methods versus Substance: the Effects of Technology Shocks on Hours', with Jose-Victor Rios-Rull, Frank Schorfheide, Cristina Fuentes-Albero and Maxym Khrysko [.pdf] [Other versions NBER 15373, Minn. FED Staff Report 433 ]
Journal of Monetary Economics (2012), 59(8), pp. 826-846.
'Redistributive Shocks and Productivity Shocks', with Jose-Victor Rios-Rull [.pdf] [code]
Journal of Monetary Economics (2010), 57(8), pp. 931-948.
Work in Progress
'Eating Up Productivity: Social Insurance Barriers to Structural Change', with Leandro de Magalhaes, Dongya Koh, and Yu Zheng
Scheduled: Arizona State University March 2016. Presented: Rochester Midwest 2015, SAEe Girona 2016, AEA Meetings San Francisco 2016.
'A View of Growth Facts with Intellectual Property Products Capital', with Sangmin Aum and Dongya Koh
Scheduled: Science Po Feb 2016
'Smoothing Consumption versus Expenditure in Africa: Evidence From Anticipated Hunger Seasons and Lifecycle Behavior', with Dongya Koh and Leandro de Magalhaes
Scheduled: CSAE Oxford March 2016. Presented: Bristol 2015.
'Fertile But Unproductive: Land Institutions, Markets, and Policy in Ethiopia', with Chaoran Chen and Diego Restuccia
Presented: Toronto 2015
'Aggregate Effects of AIDS on Development' (2008) [.pdf] (new draft coming soon!)
[Malawi: HIV Risk, Sociocentric Transfers and Consumption Insurance] [In progress] Joint with Jere Berhman (UPenn) and Hans-Peter Kohler (UPenn).
Consumption Insurance and Productivity
HIV/AIDS and the Macroeconomy
Inequality and the Macroeconomy
[Econ 5711, PhD] Development Economics : sp2016, sp2015, sp2014.