Appropriate Behavior: Social Norms, Morality, and Decision-Making
This talk will present an overview of Bursztyn’s work on how social image and morality concerns affect the way people make important decisions. It will describe recent work on identifying, understanding, and shaping the effects of social pressure.
This seminar will be held both online & in person. You are welcome to join us either in South Hall or via Zoom.
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Leonardo Bursztyn is professor of economics at the University of Chicago. His current research uses field experiments to understand how individuals make schooling, consumption, political, and financial decisions — and in particular how these decisions are shaped by individuals’ social environment. Bursztyn’s research has been published in leading academic journals, including Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies. He is the co-director of the Becker Friedman Institute Political Economics Research Initiative, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a fellow at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, and an affiliate at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab. He is also the recipient of a 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship.