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

  • Technical Change, Wage Inequality and Taxation

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

  • A Theory of Political and Economic Cycles

    (author(s): Laurence Ales, Pricila Maziero, Pierre Yared) Journal of Economic Theory 153, 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

WORKING PAPERS

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

    (author(s): Laurence Ales, Andres Bellofatto, Jessie Wang)

  • 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

  • Accounting For Private Information

    (author(s): Laurence Ales)

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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 - )
  • Ph.D. Committee, area head for economics, Committee Member, (2014 - 2014)
  • Economics Undergraduate Symposium, Guest Speaker, Presenting a Talk on Piketty's "Capital in the 20th Century", (2014 - 2014)
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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Committee Member, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Faculty board for the PhD In Econometrics and Empirical Economics (2009 -)
  • Journal Article Reviewer, JEEA, IER, JME, AER, JEDC, RAND, JEBO, MD, Restud (January 2014 - December 2014)

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Global Economics (45711)
    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
  • INTERMD MACROECONOMC (73240)
    2014 Section: 1
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Laurence Ales