Ricardo Fonseca



Graduate Student

Department of Economics

Brown University

E-mail: ricardo_fonseca@brown.edu

Welcome to my webpage! I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Economics Department at Brown University. I research microeconomic theory, market design, and experimental economics.

In my JMP, I study agents who can exert their option value of waiting and adopt an innovation later (after information is socially revealed) and a principal who can control supply availability to hamper strategic delays and achieve an adoption target faster. 

In another project, I study how can a planner concerned with stability deal with peer preferences in school choice markets that students cannot directly report. 

Together with coauthors, I also explore experimentally how one can identify heuristics used by agents when facing problems involving iterative reasoning. 

I am on the 2023/2024 Job Market and available for interviews.

You can find my CV here.