Refereed Journal Articles


2023. Crianza Positiva: Combining Group Workshops and E-Messages to Strengthen Parenting Competences. Ana Balsa, Juanita Bloomfield, Alejandro Cid, Esteban Gómez, María del Luján González, Rosario Valdés. Child & Youth Care Forum.


2023. The use of innovative incentives in the classroom to explore the impact of peer monitoring on academic achievements. Alejandro Cid and José María Cabrera. Journal of Behavioral Education.


2023. Household’s stressors and well-being during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Ana Balsa, Juanita Bloomfield, Alejandro Cid, Martina Lorenzo and Paula Patrone. Journal of Family Issues.


2022. Marriage as a protective factor against intimate partner violence suffered by women. Exploring mechanisms. Cid, A., and Leguisamo, M. Hispanic Health Care International.


2022. Providing academic opportunities to vulnerable adolescents: a randomized evaluation of privately managed tuition-free middle schools in Uruguay. Balsa, A., Cid, A., and Ana Laura Zardo. Journal of Development Effectiveness. Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 340-379


2022. Using Behavioral Insights in Early Childhood Interventions: the Effects of Crianza Positiva E-messaging Program on Parental Investment. Balsa, A., Bloomfield, J.; Cid, A. Review of the Economics of the Household

DOI 10.1007/s11150-021-09593-4


2021. Mandatory Helmet Use and the Severity  of Motorcycle Accidents: No Brainer? Blanco, M., Cabrera, J. M, Carozzi, F., and Cid, A. Economia, Journal of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association. Vol. 21, number 2, Spring 2021


2021. Religious and Spiritual Practices: Association with Dispositional Optimism in an Underprivileged Population in Lascano, Uruguay. Cid, A., Stokes, C.E., Arrieta, G. and Ponce de León, M. M. Journal of Religion and Health.


2021. Effect of Crianza Positiva e-messaging program on adult–child language interactions. Balsa, A., López Boo, F., Bloomfield, J., Cristia, A., Cid, A., de la Paz Ferro, M., Valdés, R. & del Luján González, M. Behavioural Public Policy, 1-37.


2021. Demanding proper payment in extremely vulnerable labor markets: gender differences in the prevalence of violence. Cid, Alejandro; Cabrera, José María; Blanco, Magdalena. SN Social Sciences, 2021, vol. 1, n. 7, p. 1-20.


2021. Modest and incomplete incentives may work: Pricing plastic bags in Uruguay. Cabrera, José María; Caffera, Marcelo; Cid, Alejandro. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2021, p. 102525.


2021. Gender equality does not prevent sexual abuse of women–awareness of a global public health problem. Cid, Alejandro; Leguisamo, Mariana. Health care for women international, 2021, p. 1-13.


2020. Tablets for deeply disadvantaged older adults: Challenges in long-term care facilities. (Alejandro Cid, Rafael Sotelo, Mariana Leguisamo, and María Ramírez-Michelena). International Journal of Human - Computer Studies, 144, 102504


2020. ‘For older folks like me, these things are over us…’: The challenge of embedding tablet computers in everyday life within a geriatric hospital in Uruguay. (Alejandro Cid, Alexander Castleton and Derek Silva). Educational Gerontology, 46:4, 167-181.


2020. Combining face-to-face sessions with ICTs for health promotion: Evidence from a field experiment with undergraduate students.  Alejandro Cid. Children and Youth Services Review, 111, 104871.


2019. Saturation policing and robberies: Quasi-experimental evidence about the effect of sudden and quick operations. Alejandro Cid. Justice Evaluation Journal, 2(2) 164-180.


2018. Frequency of testing. Lessons from a field experiment in higher education. (Alejandro Cid, Marianne Bernatzky & José María Cabrera). Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research. 19(1), 1-11


2017. Parents’ aspirations and commitment with education. Lessons from a randomized control trial in a shantytown. (Alejandro Cid, Marianne Bernatzky). Studies in Educational Evaluation. Vol.56, 85-93.


2017. Asignación de Derechos de Usufructo en Mercados Informales: Evidencia desde las Calles. (Alejandro Cid, José María Cabrera). Economic Analysis Review. 32(2), 39-64.


2017. Interventions Using Regular Activities to Engage High-Risk School-Age Youth: A Review of After-School Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Alejandro Cid. Prevention Science. October 2017, 18(7), 879–886.


2016. A Randomized Impact Evaluation of a Tuition-Free Private School Targeting Low Income Students in Uruguay. (Alejandro Cid, Ana Balsa). Journal of Applied Economics, 19(1), 65-94

2015. Brecha de género en la educación secundaria. Necesidad de atender la singularidad de la mujer y el varón en las estrategias educativas. (Alejandro Cid, Marianne Bernatzky). Páginas de Educación, Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Humanas (UCU, Uruguay). 8(1).

2014. Giving a Second Chance: An After-School Program in a Shanty Town Interacted with Parent Type. Lessons from a Randomized Trial. Alejandro Cid. Educational Research and Evaluation. 20(5), 348-365. 


2014. Advancing Academic Opportunities for Disadvantaged Youth: Third Year Impact Evaluation of a Privately-Managed School in a Poor Neighborhood in Montevideo (Alejandro Cid, Ana Balsa). Páginas de Educación, Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Humanas (UCU, Uruguay), vol. 7, 2014.


2013. Preschool Attendance and School-Age Profile: a Revision. (Alejandro Cid, Fernando Borráz). Children and Youth Service Review, 35(5), 816-825.  


2013. Family Structure and Children’s Education Outcome: Evidence from Uruguay. (Alejandro Cid, Charles Stokes). Journal Family and Economic Issues. June 2013, vol. 34, issue 2, pp. 185-199.  


2012. Mechanisms behind Substance Abuse and Rugby. Lessons from a Field Experiment with Incarcerated Offenders. (Alejandro Cid, Alexander Castleton). Revista Desarrollo y Sociedad (Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia), 69, 73-97.


2011. Caracterización de la población adolescente de instituciones educativas de la región oeste de Montevideo Uruguay en relación a la situación de violencia en que viven. (Alejandro Cid, Fernanda Lozano, Andrea Giménez, José María Cabrera, Alicia Fernández, Esther Lewy, Fernando Salas, Cecilia Hackembruch, and Virginia Olivera). Biomedicina, Vol VI, n. 1, march 2011.


2009. Subjective Well-Being in the Southern Cone: Health, Income and Family. (Alejandro Cid, Daniel Ferrés and Máximo Rossi). Revista Egitana Sciencia. Nº 5, Instituto Politécnico da Guarda (IPG).


2008. Testing Happiness Hypothesis among the Elderly. (Alejandro Cid, Daniel Ferrés and Máximo Rossi). Cuadernos de Economía, 48. Universidad Nacional de Colombia.





The Conceptual Replication of Crianza Positiva E-messaging Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Too Much or Too Little Information? (Ana Balsa, Juanita Bloomfield, Alejandro Cid).


Hot Spots, Patrolling Intensity, and Robberies: Lessons from a three-year program in Uruguay. (Cabrera, José María; Cid, Alejandro; Veneri, Federico)


The effect of one-on-one assistance on the compliance with labor regulation. A field experiment in extremely vulnerable settings. (With José María Cabrera, Cecilia Ramírez, Magdalena Blanco and Marianne Bernatzky)




New policing practices for robbery prevention. Lessons for improving strategies. (With Juan Dubra, Olivier Marie, José María Cabrera and Federico Veneri).


Intimate Partner Violence, Crime and Police Presence.

(With Juan Dubra, Olivier Marie, José María Cabrera and Federico Veneri).


Gender Differences to Relative Performance Feedback: A Field Experiment in Education (With José María Cabrera).