Lucia Del Carpio is an Assistant Professor in the Economics and Political Science department at INSEAD. She obtained a PhD in Economics from Princeton University in 2014 and a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton in 2008.
Her research is in the areas of Behavioral Economics, Development and Applied Microeconomics. Her current projects are aimed at investigating the role of social norms in tax compliance. She has thus conducted field experiments on property tax compliance in Peru, combining them with targeted surveys to identify causal channels. She is also studying the design of optimal tax enforcement policies when social norms may affect evasion decisions. More broadly, she is interested on the way economic outcomes are shaped by the interaction between formal and informal institutions. Her research methods encompass theoretical, experimental and econometric approaches.
Prof. Del Carpio is affiliated with the Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE) in Peru. She has worked in an advisory role at the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Peru, in the areas of competition, trade, and international investment. She subsequently was a member of the Council of Advisers to the Prime Minister, where she was responsible for economic issues. She also has experience working in investment banking in both Peru and the United States.