Maurizio Mazzocco

Maurizio Mazzocco

Associate Professor

Maurizio Mazzocco


Ph.D. University of Chicago

Research Areas:

Applied Microeconomics, Development, Labor Economics, Political Economy


(310) 825-6682


Bunche Hall 8377


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Maurizio Mazzocco is an Associate Professor at UCLA. He is an applied microeconomist whose research focuses on three areas of economics: family intertemporal decisions; heterogeneity in risk preferences and decisions under uncertainty; political economy and development economics. For instance, in a recent research project, Mazzocco attempts to understand the effect of political incentives on economic development and the quality of life of individuals. In a different project, he studies empirically and theoretically the main mechanisms behind the decisions by politicians to engage in corruption using audit reports data from municipalities in Brazil.

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