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, or call me: 1-(314)-935-8195
'The Missing Inequality of Persons: Evidence from Nutrition Consumption Data', with Yu Zheng, Lora Iannotti, and Minchao Jin (2015) [.pdf] [Online Appendix]
'Consumption and Expenditures in Africa: A Life With No Humps and Rural-Urban Insurance Traps to Growth', with Leandro de Magalhaes and Dongya Koh (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]
'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]
'Career killers: How Much Lifetime Labor Income Do Mothers Lose Due to a First Child?', with Mallory Leung and Fane Groes (2014) [.pdf]
'Education, HIV Status, and Risky Sexual Behavior: How Much Does the Stage of the HIV Epidemic Matter?', with Daniela Iorio (2011) [.pdf] [companion site]
'How Much are SVARs with Long-Run Restrictions Missing without Cyclically Moving Factor Shares?' (2011) [.pdf]
'Aggregate Effects of AIDS on Development' (2008) [.pdf] (new draft coming soon!)
'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
'Natural Resources and Global Capital Misallocation', with Alex Monge-Naranjo (STL Fed) and Juan Sanchez (STL Fed) [Slides SED 2014]
'The Socialization of Preferences: There is No Need of CRRA Felicity Functions for BGP', with Jose-Victor Rios-Rull (Minn)
'On the Time-Varying Substitutability between Skilled and Unskilled Workers and the Rise of Wage Inequality in the U.S. 1960-2010', with Jay Hong [Slides SED 2013]
[Malawi: HIV Risk, Sociocentric Transfers and Consumption Insurance] [In progress] PI. Joint with Jere Berhman (UPenn) and Hans-Peter Kohler (UPenn).
[Econ 5711, PhD] Development Economics : sp2015, sp2014.