María P. Recalde

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Professional Experience

University of Melbourne, Department of Economics
Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Since September 2017.

IFPRI, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division
Research Fellow, 2016-2017.
Associate Research Fellow,
2014-2016.
                                        
Education


Ph.D. Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 2014.
M.A. Economic Development, FLACSO, 2008.
B.A. Economics, Summa Cum Laude, Wittenberg University, 2006.


Publications

Jack, B. K., Recalde, M.P. (2015). Leadership and the voluntary provision of public goods: Field evidence from Bolivia. Journal of Public Economics, 122, 80-93.

Babcock, L., Recalde, M.P.,
Vesterlund, L., Weingart, L. (2017). Gender differences in accepting and receiving requests for tasks with low promotability. American Economic Review. 107:3, 714-47.
(Press coverage: 
The Atlantic, Forbes, AEA)

Babcock, L., Recalde, M.P., Vesterlund, L. (2017). Gender differences in the allocation of low-promotability tasks: The role of backlash. American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings). 107:5, 131-35.

Menietti, M., Recalde, M.P., Vesterlund, L. (Forthcoming).
Charitable giving in the laboratory: Advantages of the piecewise linear  public good game. In Tonin, M., Scharf, K. (Eds.), The Economics of Philanthropy. MIT Press.

Working Papers

Error prone inference from response time: The case of intuitive generosity in public-good games (Co-authored with Arno Riedl and Lise Vesterlund) - R&R Journal of Public Economics

Dishonesty, tolerance, and social information

Work in Progress

Social norms, culture, and gender differences in task allocations: Artefactual field experiments with patrilineal and matrilineal social groups (Co-authored with Kate Ambler, Linda Babcock, Susan Godlonton, and Lise Vesterlund)

Evaluating the role of gender-equal access to land and inputs: A field experiment
(Co-authored with Markus Goldstein, Kelly Jones, and Tricia Koroknay-Palicz) - In the field

Leadership and risk-taking: Field evidence from Malawi
(Co-authored with Kate Ambler and Susan Godlonton)
- Data collected

Leveraging peer influence to promote participation in afterschool meal programs: A field experiment (Co-authored with Lydia Ashton) - Pilot data collected

Teaching Experience

Guest lecturer, Department of Economics, George Mason University
Gender Economics, Ph.D. and Undergraduate Program, Instructor: Johanna Mollestrom, October 2015.

Instructor, RA Training Workshop, IFPRI
Introduction to Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Summer 2015.

Instructor, Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh

Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Undergraduate Program, Summer 2012.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh
Advanced Macroeconomic Theory II, Graduate Program, Instructor: John Duffy, Spring 2010.
Advanced Macroeconomic Theory I, Graduate Program, Instructor: Marla Ripoll, Fall 2009, 2010.
Introduction to Macroeconomics, Undergraduate Program, Instructor: Torsten Jochem, Summer 2010.


Other Relevant Experience

Research Assistant, for Lise Vesterlund, Dept. of Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 2012-2014.
Consultant,
Innovations for Poverty Action, Bolivia Agricultural Externalities Project, 2011.

Seminar and Conference Presentations

2018: American Economic Association Annual Meeting (scheduled), Australian National University (scheduled)

2017: Behavioral Economics: Foundations and Applied Research Conference (University of Sydney), Australia New Zealand Workshop on Experimental Economics, Early Career Behavioral Economics Conference (Carnegie Mellon University, Discussant),
Maastricht University, FGV Sao Paulo School of Economics, University of Melbourne, NHH Choice Lab, Tilburg University, Hamilton College, American Economic Association Annual Meeting


2016: Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting, Economic Science Association North America Meeting, Early-Career Behavioral Economics Conference (University of Bonn), American Economic Association Annual Meeting (Discussant)

2015: George Mason University (Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science ICES), Annual Conference Science of Philanthropy Initiative (University of Chicago), ICES Conference on Experimental and Behavioral Economics

2014: Economic Science Association North America Meeting, Annual Conference for the Society of the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, Pomona College (Department of Economics), Inter-American Development Bank (Research Department), IFPRI (Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division)

2013: Trinity College (Department of Economics), Economic Science Association North America Meeting, Annual Conference Science of Philanthropy Initiative (University of Chicago), Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (Experimental Economics Segment), Annual Conference International Society for New Institutional Economics (Florence-Italy), CAGE Conference on Generosity and Well-being (University of Warwick), University of Pittsburgh (Graduate School of Public and International Affairs).

2012: Economic Science Association North America Meeting, Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (Experimental Economics Segment), Economic Science Association ESA International Meeting (NYU), Deception, Incentives, and Behavior Symposium (Poster Session, UC San Diego).


Workshop and Conference Participation

Science of Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, University of Chicago, September 2017.
Annual Conference Science of Philanthropy Initiative, Univeristy of Chicago, September 2017.
Experimental and Behavioral Economics Conference, UC Santa Barbara, February 2016.
CeMENT Mentoring Workshop for Faculty in Doctoral Programs, CSWEP, AEA, January 2016.
Discussant, American Economic Association Annual Meeting, January 2016.
University of Chicago Summer Institute on Field Experiments, July 2015.
American Economic Association Anual Meeting, January 2015.
Annual Conference Science of Philanthropy Initiative, U. of Chicago, November 2014.
Women in the Workplace: Navigating the Labyrinth, Carnegie Mellon University, September 2014.
IFREE Graduate Student Workshop in Experimental Economics, Chapman University, January 2013.
Ronald Coase Institute Workshop on Institutional Analysis, Santiago-Chile, December 2012.

Professional Activities and Memberships

Referee: American Economic Review, Experimental Economics, Journal of Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Environment and Development, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, Management Science, National Science Foundation, Resource and Energy Economics
Member: American Economic Association, Econometric Society, Economic Science Association, International Society for New Institutional Economics
.

Grants, Awards, and Fellowships

Strategic Innovation Funds for Associate Research Fellows, IFPRI, 2016 ($50,000).
Social Science Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2011 - 2012.
Summer Research Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2010.
Arts & Sciences Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2008 - 2009.
Phi Beta Kappa, Departmental Honors, University Honors, Wittenberg University, 2006.

Languages

Spanish (native), English (fluent), Italian (advanced)