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Gustavo Bobonis

Professor; Canada Research Chair (on leave)
Ph.D. (Berkeley, 2005), B.A. (University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, 2000)
Office: Max Gluskin House, 150 St. George Street, 304. Phone: 416-946-5299. Fax: 416-978-6713.
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Personal website: http://www.economics.utoronto.ca/gustavo.bobonis/
Research fields: Economic development, Labour economics, Political economy, Economic history

Selected research

  • Gustavo Bobonis, Paul Gertler, Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Simeon Nichter, "Vulnerability and Clientelism", American Economic Review 112 (11) (2022), 3637–3659. (Freely available.)
  • Gustavo Bobonis, Luis R. Cámara Fuertes, Rainer Schwabe, "Monitoring Corruptible Politicians", American Economic Review 106 (8) (2016), 2371–2405.
  • Gustavo Bobonis, Melissa González-Brenes, Roberto Castro, "Public Transfers and Domestic Violence: The Roles of Private Information and Spousal Control", American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 5 (1) (2013), 179–205.
  • Gustavo Bobonis, "Is the Allocation of Resources within the Household Efficient? New Evidence from a Randomized Experiment", Journal of Political Economy 117 (3) (2009), 453–503.
  • Gustavo Bobonis and Frederico Finan, "Neighborhood Peer Effects in Secondary School Enrollment Decisions", Review of Economics and Statistics 91 (4) (2009), 695–716.
All publications

Honors and awards

  • U of T Department of Economics Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2015.
  • John C. Polanyi Prize in Economic Science, 2009.
  • National Academy of Education / Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008.

Courses taught 2023–2024

  • Summer F

  • ECO372H1F, section L0101 (St. George) • Data Analysis and Applied Econometrics in Practice • TR10-12, WF2-3 • MP 137
  • Fall

  • ECO372H1F, section L0101 (St. George) • Data Analysis and Applied Econometrics in Practice • W11-1, R4-5 • SS1069
  • ECO372H1F, section L0201 (St. George) • Data Analysis and Applied Econometrics in Practice • W3-5, R6-7 • BL205
  • Fall/Winter

  • ECO499H1Y, section L0101 (St. George) • Honours Essay in Applied Microeconomics • T1-4 • F: SK218, W: UCA101