Leonardo Bursztyn

Assistant Professor

Phone: (310) 825-6920

bursztyn@ucla.edu

Office C-513

Biography

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 development economics, political economy, 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 the American Economic Review 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).

Education

Ph.D. Economics, 2010, Harvard University
M.Sc. Economics, 2005, University of Brasilia
B.A. Economics, 2003, University of Brasilia

Interests

Development Economics, Political Economy, Labor Economics