How do people form and update their beliefs? Leonardo Bursztyn talks about his own work on misperceived social norms, and about future avenues for field research into how people select and process information. This video was made while Leo was visiting briq in 2019.
Three questions with Leo Bursztyn
Leonardo Bursztyn is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. His research interests include political economy, development economics, and behavioral economics. 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.Homepage
Paper mentioned in the videoMisperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia NBER working paper, forthcoming in the American Economic Review
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