Carnegie Mellon University

Laurence Ales

Laurence Ales

Associate Professor of Economics

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  • TEP - Tepper Building - Room 5101
  • 412-268-7058
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Areas of Study

Economics

Education

  • University of Minnesota - Ph D (Economics) - 2008
  • University of Minnesota - MA (Economics) - 2007
  • Tor Vergata University - BS (Physics) - 2002

Research

Macroeconomics, Optimal Taxation, Contract Theory

Publications

  • Taxing Atlas: Executive Compensation, Firm Size and Their Impact on Optimal Top Income Tax Rates

    (author(s): Laurence Ales, Antonio Andres Bellofatto, Jessie Jiaxu Wang)
    Review of Economic Dynamics 26, 2017; 62-90

  • Taxing Top CEO Incomes

    (author(s): Laurence Ales, Christopher Sleet)
    American Economic Review 106(11), 2016; 3331-66

  • Non-Exclusive Dynamic Contracts, Competition, And The Limits Of Insurance

    (author(s): Laurence Ales, Pricila Maziero)
    Journal of Economic Theory 166, 2016; 362-395

  • Optimal award scheme in innovation tournaments

    (author(s): Laurence Ales, Soo-Haeng Cho, Ersin Korpeoglu)
    Operations Research

  • Technical Change, Wage Inequality and Taxation

    (author(s): Christopher Sleet, Laurence Ales, Musab Kurnaz)
    American Economic Review 105(10), 2015; 3061-3101

  • A Theory of Political and Economic Cycles

    (author(s): Laurence Ales, Pricila Maziero, Pierre Yared)
    Journal of Economic Theory 153, 2014; 225-251

  • Revision Proofness

    (author(s): Laurence Ales, Christopher Sleet)
    Journal of Economic Theory 152, 2014; 324-355

  • A Model Of Banknote Discounts

    (author(s): Laurence Ales, Francesca Carapella, Pricila Maziero, Warren E. Weber)
    Journal of Economic Theory 142(1), 2008; 5-27

Awards and Honors

  • Carnegie Mellon University - William H. and Frances S. Ryan Award for Meritorious Teaching (2017)
  • Carnegie Mellon University Panhellenic Council - Role Model and Mentor Award (2012)
  • Carnegie Mellon University - Richard M. Cyert Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012)

Professional Activities

  • Conference Organizer, 8th Tepper-Laef Macro-Finance Conference (April 2017 - September 2017)
  • Conference Organizer, 7th Tepper-Laef Macro-Finance Conference (March 2016 - September 2016)

Courses Taught

  • Emerging Markets (73421)
    • 2016 Section: A
    • 2015 Section: A
  • Global Economics (45711)
    • 2016 Mini 4 Section: A, B, C
    • 2015 Mini 4 Section: A, B
  • Economics of Contracts (47818)
    • 2014 Mini 2 Section: A