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.
Ph.D. Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 2014.
M.A. Economic Development, FLACSO, 2008.
B.A. Economics, Summa Cum Laude, Wittenberg University, 2006.
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.
Error prone inference from response time: The case of intuitive
generosity in public-good games (Co-authored with Arno Riedl and Lise Vesterlund) - Under review
Dishonesty, tolerance, and social information
Work in Progress
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
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
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.
Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Undergraduate Program, Summer 2012.
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
Assistant, for Lise Vesterlund, Dept. of Economics, University of
Consultant, Innovations for Poverty Action, Bolivia
Agricultural Externalities Project, 2011.
and Conference Presentations
2018: American Economic Association Annual Meeting (scheduled)
2017: Australia New Zealand Workshop on Experimental Economics
(scheduled), 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).
and Conference Participation
Science of Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, University of Chicago, (scheduled) September 2017.
Annual Conference Science of Philanthropy Initiative, Univeristy of Chicago, (scheduled) 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,
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.
Activities and Memberships
Economic Review, Experimental Economics, Journal of Experimental and
Behavioral Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,
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
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
Spanish (native), English (fluent), Italian (advanced)