Nicolas Bottan is an applied micro-economist who uses behavioral insights to study important policy questions. His research interests fall in the fields of public economics, behavioral economics, and development economics. His current research focuses on three main areas: studying the role played by subjective expectations on people’s economic beliefs and decisions, understanding the extent to which social comparisons matter, and studying public policy questions, more broadly.
Professor Bottan previously worked as a consultant with the World Bank and as a research fellow with the Inter-American Development Bank.
He received undergraduate and master’s degrees in economics from Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.