Associate Professor of Economics
Ricardo Perez-Truglia’s research interests include behavioral economics, political economy and public economics. He studies how social interactions and information frictions shape economic and political decisions and intends his research to inform policymakers in the developed and developing world, leading to practical applications.
Investors who don’t occupy a home are likelier to delay for top dollar
In an election year, that’s bad news for organizations like the American Red Cross
At one bank, the cumulative effect of male bonding accounts for 39% of the gender pay gap
Biases around race, nation-of-origin and disability are small compared to the preference for helping the diligent
Personal beliefs, especially among the less educated, often outweigh actual data
Should tax-collecting agencies keep audit activity secret to discourage cheating?
Many assume salary transparency will benefit employees, but research suggests downsides, too
Research suggests such a connection when donations are publicized
34,334 letters were sent to test how sensitive those owing back taxes are to neighbors’ knowledge of the debts
Revisiting research on Catholic clergy sex abuse: Pennsylvania can expect fewer churchgoers and a painful decline in charitable contributions
Study of a large corporation explores how salary comparisons affect employee behavior
What happened when the Argentine government lied about inflation numbers?
A field experiment using public donation data indicates peer pressure matters
Ricardo Perez-Truglia’s research uses relocation choices of medical residents to study feelings about relative income
Research undermines the notion that companies coldly calculate tax avoidance