Mariana Blanco

Experimental and Behavioral Economist

ESOMAS, University of Turin

& Collegio Carlo Alberto

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I am an Experimental and Behavioral Economist at the University of Turin (ESOMAS Department) and affiliate at the Collegio Carlo Alberto.  

My work encompasses several fields, including labor, education, development, and political economy. My best known contributions are on the study of social preferences and belief formation. Some of my papers have been published in journals like Journal of Economic Theory, Experimental Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, and Management Science

I am an Associate editor of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics and a board member of the Association for the Study of Generosity in Economics (ASGE). I was in the Executive Committee of the Economic Science Association (ESA) until 2023.

I founded the first Experimental Economics Lab of Colombia. Today, the lab is known as REBEL (Rosario Experimental and Behavioral Economics Lab).  I Also co-organized the 2018 North American ESA Conference in Antigua, Guatemala and co-organized the 2024 ESA World Meeting in Bogota.

I am a co-founder and part of the scientific committee of the Behavioral Insights Network (BRAIN) of the Latin America and the Caribbean Economics Association (LACEA). BRAIN intends to highlight state-of-the-art research techniques to advance knowledge on behavioral economics in Latin America.

I hold a PhD in Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London (2008).