Mauricio Cáceres Bravo

Economics PhD candidate at Brown University


Brown University

Ph.D. in Economics

  • Honorable W. Randolph Burgess Fellowship
May 2024 (Expected)

Columbia University

M.A. in Economics

  • Dean's Fellow
  • Provost Diversity Fellowship
May 2015

University of Utah

B.S. in Mathematics (Statistics)

B.S. in Economics

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Student Commencement Speaker
  • Undergraduate Research Scholar
  • Francis Family Foundation Assistantship Award
  • Mathematics Continuing Departmental Scholarship
  • Dean's list
Aug 2012


Brown University

Research Assistant

May 2020-Aug 2021

I worked as a research assistant for Professor Jesse Shapiro on various projects.

Brown University

Teaching Assistant

Sep 2020-Dec 2020

Professor Alex Poterack. Graduate-level Mathematics for Economists.

Yale School of Management

Research Assistant

Jul 2017-Present

I worked as a research assistant for Professors Fiona Scott Morton, Jason Abaluck, Kevin Williams, and Michael Sinkinson on various projects related to health economics and IO.

National Bureau of Economic Research

Research Assistant

Jun 2015-Jun 2017

Joseph J. Doyle (MIT). Returns to medicare spending; various RCTs.

Jason Abaluck (Yale). Inattention in discrete choice models with consideration sets.

Columbia University

Teaching Assistant

Sep 2014-May 2015

Professor Xavier Sala-i-Martín. Intermediate Macroeconomics (Fall).

Professor Jón Steinsson. Intermediate Macroeconomics (Spring).

Zions Bancorporation

Credit Risk Analyst

Sep 2012-Aug 2013

Statistical modeling and analysis of retail lending credit risk.

University of Utah

Research Assistant

Aug 2011-May 2012

Kenneth P. Jameson. The effects of the undocumented population.

Richard Fowles. Motorcycle fatalities and helmet usage in Thailand.

Utah Community Research Group (CRG)


Jan 2012-May 2012

Survey-based market research for

Rice University

Research Assistant

May 2011-Jun 2012

Javier Rojo. Survival analysis of liver transplantation patients.


Scientific Software


  • Stata
  • R
  • SAS
  • Python
  • LaTeX



  • Julia
  • VBA (Excel)
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint

General Purpose


  • C
  • Bash
  • VBScript
  • MS Batch

Version Control


  • Git
  • SVN


16th International Industrial Organization Conferences

Apr 2018

Southern Economic Association 83rd Annual Meetings

Nov 2013

University of Utah Spring 2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Apr 2012

National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2012

Mar 2012

Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics Research Presentations

Jul 2011


  • English, Fluent
  • Spanish, Native speaker