Leonardo Bursztyn

Leonardo Bursztyn, Assistant Professor of Economics, joined the Global Economics and Management group at UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2010.

Professor Bursztyn’s research interests include political economy, development economics, and labor economics. His current research uses field experiments to understand how individuals make schooling, consumption, and financial decisions, and, in particular, how these decisions are shaped by individuals’ social environment. Professor Bursztyn’s research has been published in leading academic journals such as Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Political Economy.

Prior to joining UCLA Anderson School of Management, Professor Bursztyn received his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 2010.

Professor Bursztyn teaches the core Managerial Economics course at UCLA Anderson. In the past he has taught Ph.D. students and undergraduates. Outside UCLA, he is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and an affiliate at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA).

Content by Leonardo Bursztyn
  • Project

    Marriage institutions and human capital investments: Experimental evidence from Pakistan

    Gender bias against girls is pervasive in South Asia. For instance, The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are “missing” in the sense that they would be alive in a world without gender discrimination. The vast majority of these “missing” girls are from Asia.  Even after they are born, girls continue to face significant discrimination -- they are...

    4 Sep 2015 | Aprajit Mahajan, Leonardo Bursztyn, Manisha Shah