Román Andrés Zárate

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toronto

Behavioural Development Education

Román Andrés Zárate is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto. His research explores questions related to education, development, and behavioural economics, and has examined the role of social networks and peer effects on the acquisition of social and academic skills, the effects of cash transfers on electoral politics, the long-term impacts of selective high-performance secondary schools in Chicago, and more.

Dr. Zárate is also an affiliate of the MIT Blueprint Labs and the Institute on Behavior and Inequality (briq). He received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.