Maria Boccardi

Postdoctoral Associate Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD, MA, Brown University; BA Universidad de Montevideo

Maria Boccardi postdoctoral work is in the fields of Behavioral Economics, Microeconomic Theory, and Applied Econometrics.

Her current research focuses on Decision Theory, the empirical performance of many behavioral theories and Bounded Rationality models. Boccardi's first avenue of research studies the empirical implications of models of bounded rationality while allowing for individual heterogeneity. Exploiting stochastic choice data, she studies the behavioral implications of Satisficing and Limited Consideration Models. For the latter, she examines the testable implications of limited consideration in the presence of preference heterogeneity to statistically tests and identify many well-known models for consideration sets formation. Her second avenue of research focuses on Behavioral Model Selection based on the study of the performance of axiomatic models in terms of the amount of information that can be extracted from data to predict behavior. 


Maria Jose Boccardi is currently working on two main lines of research: (i) predictive ability for different behavioral models and data sets and its connection to the fit and power trade off when testing for different economic theory for a given set of observations, (ii) models of limited consideration and bounded rationality and how these can be brought to empirical work.