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Francisco J. Pino

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Francisco J. Pino is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chile. He is also researcher at the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES), and research affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). He received a Ph.D. from Boston University.

His fields of interest are Political Economy, Development Economics and Economic History. He also have interest and experience in Public Economics and Labor Economics. His current research is focused on understanding the impact of political institutions on economic as well as political outcomes, particularly in the context of under-represented groups. 


  • The Tyranny of the Single Minded: Guns, Environment and Abortion, with Laurent Bouton, Paola Conconi and Maurizio Zanardi. Accepted, Review of Economics and Statistics.

  • Property Rights and Gender Bias: Evidence from Land Reform in West Bengal, with Sonia Bhalotra, Abhishek Chakravarty and Dilip Mookherjee. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 11(2), 205-237 (2019).

  • Evolution of Land Distribution in West Bengal 1967-2003: Role of Land Reform and Demographic Changes, with Pranab Bardhan, Mike Luca and Dilip Mookherjee. Journal of Development Economics, 110, 171-190 (2014).

Working papers

  • Does Economics Make You Sexist?, with Valentina Paredes and Daniele Paserman. NBER Working Paper 27070 (submitted).

  • To Pill or Not to Pill? Access to Emergency Contraception and Contraceptive Behaviour, with Ana Nuevo-Chiquero. IZA Discussion Paper 12076 (submitted).

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