Research
  March - 2018 


Publications
  1. Taxing Atlas: Executive Compensation, Firm Size and Their Impact on Optimal Top Income Tax Rates
    (joint with A. Andres Bellofatto and Jessie Jiaxu Wang) Review of Economic Dynamics, Volume 26  (2017)  62-90
  2. Optimal Award Scheme in Innotvation Tournaments
    (joint with  Soo-Haeng Cho and Ersin Korpeoglu) Operations Research, Volume 65 No. 3 (2017) 693-702
  3. Non-Exclusive Dynamic Contracts  and the Limits of Insurance 
    Journal of Economic Theory, 166 (2016) 362-395 (joint with Pricila Maziero)
  4. Taxing Top CEO Incomes The American Economic Review, Volume 106 No. 11 (2016) 3311-3366
    (joint with Christopher Sleet)
  5. Technical Change, Wage Inequality and Taxes, The American Economic Review, Volume 105 No. 10 (2015) 3061-3101
    (joint with Musab Kurnaz and Christopher Sleet)
  6. A Theory of Political and Economic Cycles, Journal of Economic Theory, 153 (2014) 224-251
    (joint with Pricila Maziero, Pierre Yared) - APPENDIX
  7. Revision Proofness, Journal of Economic Theory, 152 (2014) 324-355
    (joint with Christopher Sleet)
  8. A Model of Banknote Discounts, Journal of Economic Theory, 142 (2008) 5-27
    (joint with Francesca Carapella, Pricila Maziero, Warren Weber)
Other Publications

  1. Laurence Ales, Soo-Haeng Cho, Ersin Korpeoglu. Innovation and Crowdsourcing Contests. Invited book chapter in Sharing Economy: Making Supply Meet Demand, Ming Hu (ed.), Springer Series in Supply Chain Management. Forthcoming.

Working Papers


  1. Accounting for Private Information 
    (joint with Pricila Maziero)
  2. Adverse Selection and Non-exclusive Contracts
    (joint with Pricila Maziero)
  3. Is There “Too Much” Inequality in Health Spending Across Income Groups?
    (joint with Roozbeh Hosseini, Larry E. Jones)
  4. Innovation Tournaments With Multiple Contributors (Updated - December 2017)
    (joint with  Soo-Haeng Cho and Ersin Korpeoglu)

Work in Progress

  1. Local Shocks, Discrete Choice and Optimal Policy (joint with Christopher Sleet)
  2. Health Outcomes and Health Spending Across OECD Countries: The Importance of Obesity (joint with Roozbeh Hosseini and Yue Li)
  3. Taxation and Organization  (joint with Christopher Sleet)