Laurence Ales

Associate Professor of Economics

PHONE

412-268-7058

OFFICE

GSIA - Tepper School of Business - Room 328

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Economics

EDUCATION

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

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Macroeconomics, Health Economics, Contract Theory

PUBLICATIONS

  • Taxing Top CEO Incomes

    (author(s): Laurence Ales, Christopher Sleet) American Economic Review (Forthcoming)

  • 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

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WORKING PAPERS

  • Innovation tournaments with multiple contributors

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

  • Is There “Too Much” Inequality in Health Spending Across Income Groups?

    (author(s): Laurence Ales, Roozbeh Hosseini, Larry Jones) International Economic Review

  • How Much Does Atlas Shrug? Taxing Atlas: Using Firm Data to Derive Optimal Income Tax Rates'

    (author(s): Laurence Ales, Andres Bellofatto, Jessie Wang) Review of Economic Studies

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

    (author(s): Laurence Ales) Journal of Economic Theory

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AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Carnegie Mellon University Panhellenic Council - Role Model and Mentor Award (2012)
  • Carnegie Mellon University - Richard M. Cyert Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012)

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Tepper Lecture Series, Conference-Related, Co-Organizer, Organized with Ariel Zetlin-Jones the first "Tepper Lecture". Aimed at inviting back to the school our former distinguished Ph.D. students. (2013 - )
  • Macro Finance Workshop, Workshop Organizer, Organizing and providing feedback during the PhD Macro Finance lunch workshop. (2009 - )
  • Student Event - Presentation, Presenting "The Ph.D. Production Function" (2015 - 2015)
  • MBA Student Panel, Student Event - Presentation, Faculty Panel on The Trans Pacific Partnership (2015 - 2015)
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PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Undergraduate Business Group: Smart Woman Securities, Guest Speaker, Presenting "Why Doesn’t Capital Flot From Rich to Poor Countries?" (2014 - 2014)
  • Undergraduate Business Association, Guest Speaker, Panel on "Geopolitical Risk and International Economics" (2014 - 2014)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Committee Member, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Faculty board for the PhD In Econometrics and Empirical Economics (2009 -)
  • Book Reviewer, Wiley (December 2015 - December 2015)
  • Journal Article Reviewer, TE, ET, JME, QJE, RED, IER, Restud, AER, JEBO, JEEA (January 2015 - December 2015)
  • Journal Article Reviewer, Vienna Macroeconomic Conference, Paper Discussant (November 2015 - November 2015)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Emerging Markets (73421)
    2016 Section: A
    2015 Section: A
    2012 Section: A
  • Global Economics (45711)
    2016 Mini 4 Section: A, B, C
    2015 Mini 4 Section: A, B
  • EMERGING MARKETS (73421)
    2014 Section: A
    2013 Section: A
  • Economics of Contracts (47818)
    2014 Mini 2 Section: A
    2013 Mini 2 Section: A
    2012 Mini 2 Section: A
    2011 Mini 2 Section: A
    2010 Mini 1 Section: A
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Laurence Ales