Leonardo Bursztyn

Assistant Professor



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).


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


Political Economy, Development Economics