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Catherine Porter

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First Name:Catherine
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Last Name:Porter
RePEc Short-ID:ppo341
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Twitter: @econcath
Terminal Degree: Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE); Department of Economics; Oxford University (from RePEc Genealogy)


(21%) Department of Economics
Management School
Lancaster University

Lancaster, United Kingdom
RePEc:edi:delanuk (more details at EDIRC)

(79%) Young Lives
Department of International Development (Queen Elizabeth House)
Oxford University

Oxford, United Kingdom
RePEc:edi:ylsoxuk (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Marcello Perez-Alvarez & Catherine Porter & Anvita Ramachandran, 2023. "Does human capital influence the gender gap in earnings? Evidence from four developing countries," CSAE Working Paper Series 2023-04, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
  2. Freund, Richard & Favara, Marta & Porter, Catherine & Scott, Douglas & Thuc, Duc Le, 2022. "The Mental Cost of Job Loss: Assessing the Impact on Young Adults in Vietnam," IZA Discussion Papers 15522, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  3. Freund, Richard & Favara, Marta & Porter, Catherine & Behrman, Jere R., 2022. "Social Protection and Foundational Cognitive Skills during Adolescence: Evidence from a Large Public Works Programme," IZA Discussion Papers 15551, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  4. Favara, Marta & Glewwe, Paul & Porter, Catherine & Sanchez, Alan, 2021. "Expecting Better? How Young People Form Their Earnings Expectations," IZA Discussion Papers 14289, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  5. Elijah Kipkech Kipchumba & Catherine Porter & Danila Serra & Munshi Sulaiman, 2021. "Infuencing youths' aspirations and gender attitudes through role models: Evidence from Somali schools," Working Papers 20210224-002, Texas A&M University, Department of Economics.
  6. Aguero, Jorge M. & Favara, Marta & Porter, Catherine & Sanchez, Alan, 2021. "Do More School Resources Increase Learning Outcomes? Evidence from an Extended School-Day Reform," IZA Discussion Papers 14240, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  7. Alan Sánchez & Marta Favara & Catherine Porter, 2021. "Stratification of returns to higher education in Peru: the role of education quality and major choices," Working Papers 180, Peruvian Economic Association.
  8. Yeshwas Admasu & Gina Crivello & Catherine Porter, 2021. "Young women's transitions from education to the labour market in Ethiopia: A gendered life-course perspective," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2021-96, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  9. Scott, Douglas & Freund, Richard & Favara, Marta & Porter, Catherine & Sanchez, Alan, 2021. "Unpacking the Post-lockdown Employment Recovery of Young Women in the Global South," IZA Discussion Papers 14829, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  10. Mark Mitchell & Marta Favara & Catherine Porter & Alan Sánchez, 2020. "Human Capital Development," Working Papers 308280110, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.
  11. Mitchell, Mark & Favara, Marta & Porter, Catherine & Sanchez, Alan, 2020. "Human Capital Development: New Evidence on the Production of Socio-Emotional Skills," IZA Discussion Papers 13804, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  12. Favara, Marta & Porter, Catherine & Woldehanna, Tassew, 2017. "Smarter through Social Protection? Evaluating the Impact of Ethiopia's Safety-Net on Child Cognitive Abilities," IZA Discussion Papers 10972, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  13. Catherine Porter & Danila Serra, 2017. "Gender differences in the choice of major: The importance of female role models," Departmental Working Papers 1705, Southern Methodist University, Department of Economics.
  14. Porter,Catherine & White,Emily Jennifer, 2016. "Potential for application of a probabilistic catastrophe risk modelling framework to poverty outcomes : general form vulnerability functions relating household poverty outcomes to hazard intensity in ," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7717, The World Bank.
  15. Hill,Ruth & Porter,Catherine, 2016. "Vulnerability to drought and food price shocks : evidence from Ethiopia," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7920, The World Bank.
  16. Kim Lehrer & Catherine Porter, 2015. "Charitable Dictators? Determinants of Giving to NGOs in Uganda," Cahiers de recherche 15-07, Departement d'économique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
  17. Catherine Porter & Natalie Nairi Quinn, 2012. "Normative Choices and Tradeoffs when Measuring Poverty over Time," OPHI Working Papers 56, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  18. Dercon, Stefan & Porter, Catherine, 2012. "Live aid revisited: long-term impacts of the 1984 Ethiopian famine on children," CEPR Discussion Papers 9033, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  19. Outes-Leon, Ingo & Porter, Catherine & Sánchez, Alan, 2011. "Early Nutrition and Cognition in Peru: A Within-Sibling Investigation," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 3430, Inter-American Development Bank.
  20. Ingo Outes-Leon & Catherine Porter & Alan Sanchez, 2011. "Early Nutrition and Cognition in Peru," Research Department Publications 4743, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  21. Catherine Porter & Natalie Na¨ıri Quinn, 2008. "Intertemporal Poverty Measurement: Tradeoffs and Policy Options," CSAE Working Paper Series 2008-21, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.


  1. Marta Favara & Richard Freund & Catherine Porter & Alan Sanchez & Douglas Scott, 2022. "Young Lives, Interrupted: Short-Term Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adolescents in Low- and Middle-Income Countries," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 58(6), pages 1063-1080, June.
  2. Catherine Porter & Danila Serra, 2020. "Gender Differences in the Choice of Major: The Importance of Female Role Models," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 12(3), pages 226-254, July.
  3. Tsega G Mezgebo & Catherine Porter, 2020. "From Rural to Urban, but not Through Migration: Household Livelihood Responses to Urban Reclassification in Northern Ethiopia†," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 29(2), pages 173-191.
  4. Wei Fan & Catherine Porter, 2020. "Reinforcement or compensation? Parental responses to children’s revealed human capital levels," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 33(1), pages 233-270, January.
  5. Marta Favara & Catherine Porter & Tassew Woldehanna, 2019. "Smarter through social protection? Evaluating the impact of Ethiopia’s safety-net on child cognitive abilities," Oxford Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 47(1), pages 79-96, January.
  6. Catherine Porter & Gaston Yalonetzky, 2019. "Fuzzy Chronic Poverty: A Proposed Response to Measurement Error for Intertemporal Poverty Measurement," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 65(1), pages 119-143, March.
  7. Kim Lehrer & Catherine Porter, 2018. "Charitable Dictators? Determinants of Giving to NGOs in Uganda," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 30(1), pages 80-101, January.
  8. Catherine Porter & Emily White, 2017. "The Development of Vulnerability Functions Relating Household Poverty Outcomes to Crop Failures in Ethiopia with the Prospect of Developing a Probabilistic Catastrophe Risk Model," The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan;The Geneva Association, vol. 42(4), pages 657-674, October.
  9. Hill, Ruth Vargas & Porter, Catherine, 2017. "Vulnerability to Drought and Food Price Shocks: Evidence from Ethiopia," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 96(C), pages 65-77.
  10. Porter, Catherine & Goyal, Radhika, 2016. "Social protection for all ages? Impacts of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program on child nutrition," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 159(C), pages 92-99.
  11. Stefan Dercon & Catherine Porter, 2014. "Live Aid Revisited: Long-Term Impacts Of The 1984 Ethiopian Famine On Children," Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Association, vol. 12(4), pages 927-948, August.
  12. Outes, Ingo & Porter, Catherine, 2013. "Catching up from early nutritional deficits? Evidence from rural Ethiopia," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 11(2), pages 148-163.
  13. Karin Heissler & Catherine Porter, 2013. "Know Your Place: Ethiopian Children’s Contributions to the Household Economy," The European Journal of Development Research, Palgrave Macmillan;European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), vol. 25(4), pages 600-620, September.
  14. Catherine Porter, 2012. "Shocks, Consumption and Income Diversification in Rural Ethiopia," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(9), pages 1209-1222, September.
  15. Catherine Porter, 2010. "Safety nets or investment in the future: Does food aid have any long‐term impact on children's growth?," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(8), pages 1134-1145, November.


  1. Stefan Dercon & Catherine Porter, 2011. "A Poor Life? Chronic Poverty and Downward Mobility in Rural Ethiopia, 1994 to 2004," Chapters, in: Bob Baulch (ed.), Why Poverty Persists, chapter 3, Edward Elgar Publishing.


  1. MacNaughton,Gillian & Frey,Diane & Porter,Catherine (ed.), 2022. "Human Rights and Economic Inequalities," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9781009009911, December.
  2. MacNaughton,Gillian & Frey,Diane & Porter,Catherine (ed.), 2021. "Human Rights and Economic Inequalities," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9781316518694, December.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 22 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-DEV: Development (7) 2011-12-19 2016-07-09 2017-09-03 2021-04-12 2022-09-26 2022-10-10 2022-12-12. Author is listed
  2. NEP-NEU: Neuroeconomics (6) 2011-12-19 2012-01-03 2017-09-03 2022-09-26 2022-10-10 2022-12-12. Author is listed
  3. NEP-EDU: Education (4) 2017-12-18 2021-03-08 2021-04-12 2021-05-24
  4. NEP-GEN: Gender (4) 2017-12-18 2021-03-08 2021-06-21 2021-12-06
  5. NEP-LMA: Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages (4) 2021-05-03 2021-05-24 2022-09-26 2022-10-10
  6. NEP-EXP: Experimental Economics (3) 2015-06-05 2017-12-18 2021-03-08
  7. NEP-LAM: Central & South America (3) 2020-11-02 2021-05-17 2021-05-24
  8. NEP-ORE: Operations Research (3) 2021-04-12 2021-04-12 2021-12-06
  9. NEP-AFR: Africa (2) 2010-12-18 2012-07-23
  10. NEP-AGR: Agricultural Economics (2) 2011-12-19 2016-07-09
  11. NEP-CBE: Cognitive & Behavioural Economics (2) 2015-06-05 2022-09-26
  12. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (2) 2021-12-06 2022-10-10
  13. NEP-SEA: South East Asia (2) 2021-12-06 2022-10-10
  14. NEP-CWA: Central & Western Asia (1) 2021-05-03
  15. NEP-EFF: Efficiency & Productivity (1) 2020-11-02
  16. NEP-ENV: Environmental Economics (1) 2016-07-09
  17. NEP-EUR: Microeconomic European Issues (1) 2021-05-03
  18. NEP-GTH: Game Theory (1) 2015-06-05
  19. NEP-HEA: Health Economics (1) 2022-10-10
  20. NEP-HIS: Business, Economic & Financial History (1) 2010-12-18
  21. NEP-LTV: Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty (1) 2021-05-03
  22. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (1) 2021-04-12


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