Carnegie Mellon University

Ali Shourideh

Ali Shourideh

Associate Professor of Economics

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  • 412-268-3920
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


  • University of Minnesota - Ph D (Economics) - 2012
  • University of British Columbia - MA (Economics) - 2005
  • Sharif University of Technology - BS (Mechanical Engineering) - 2004


Macroeconomics, Public Finance, Financial Markets, Contract Theory, Dynamic Games


  • Reputation and Persistence of Adverse Selection in Secondary Loan Markets

    (author(s): Ali Shourideh, V. Chari, Ariel Zetlin-Jones)
    American Economic Review, 2014

  • Optimal Contracting and Dynamic Altruism: Consumption and Family Size

    (author(s): Ali Shourideh, Roozbeh Hosseini, Larry Jones)
    Journal of Economic Theory, 2013

  • Optimal Pension Systems with Simple Instruments

    (author(s): Ali Shourideh, Mikhail Golosov, Aleh Tsyvinski, Maxim Troshkin)
    American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 3, 2013; 502–507

Working Papers

  • Efficiency and Adverse Selection: On the Desirability of Mutual Contracts

    (author(s): Ariel Zetlin-Jones, V.V. Chari, Ali Shourideh)

  • Efficiency and Adverse Selection: On the Role of Mutual Contracts

    (author(s): Ali Shourideh, V. Chari, Ariel Zetlin-Jones)

  • Financial Frictions and the Reallocation of Capital over the Business Cycle: Measurement and Theory

    (author(s): Ali Shourideh, Ariel Zetlin-Jones)

  • Optimal Taxation of Wealthy Individuals
  • Political Economy of Sovereign Debt: Cycles of Debt Crisis and Inequality Overhang

    (author(s): Ali Shourideh, Alessandro Dovis, Mikhail Golosov)

  • Providing Efficient Incentives to Work: Retirement Ages and the Pension System

    (author(s): Ali Shourideh, Maxim Troshkin)

  • Retirement Financing: An Optimal Reform Approach

    (author(s): Ali Shourideh, Roozbeh Hosseini)

  • Screening and Adverse Selection in Frictional Markets

    (author(s): Ali Shourideh, Ben Lester, Venky Venkatweswaran, Ariel Zetlin-Jones)
    Journal of Political Economy

  • Taxation, Sorting and Redistribution: Theory and Evidence

    (author(s): Ali Shourideh, Mikhail Golosov, Arash Nekoei)

Awards and Honors

  • American Economic Review - Excellence in Refereeing Award (2012)
  • University of Minnesota - Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (2010)
  • Romania - Gold Medal in International Mathematics Competition for University Students (2003)
  • Silver Medals in International Mathematical Olympiad (2000)
  • Silver Medals in International Mathematical Olympiad (1999)