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, 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

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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
Laurence Ales