Leonardo Bursztyn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on understanding how individuals make schooling, political, and financial decisions, and, in particular, how these decisions are shaped by individuals' social environment. His work has been published in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Bursztyn 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), and the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). He is also the recipient of a 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He received a Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 2010, and was an Assistant Professor of Economics at UCLA Anderson between 2010 and 2016.