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Ricardo Perez-Truglia

Economics, UC Los Angeles


Ricardo Perez-Truglia is an Assistant Professor of Economics at UCLA. His research interests include behavioral economics, political economy and public economics. He has published in premiere academic journals such as the American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy and his research has been featured in a number of international media outlets such as the New York Times, The Economist and National Public Radio.

Ricardo intends his research to lead to practical applications in the developed and developing world. These applications cover diverse topics such as tax collection, political contributions and wage transparency. Ricardo has a deep commitment with a global research agenda: he collaborates with governments and firms from Latin America, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States.

Perez-Truglia received his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University in 2014. Before joining UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2016, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England. He grew up in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. Ricardo and his wife Marina enjoy hiking, traveling and playing soccer with their three children, Alma, Nicolas and Lucas.