W. Bentley MacLeod

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W. Bentley MacLeod
Born 1954 (age 63–64)
Germany
Nationality Canada, United States
Institution Columbia University
Field Law and economics, Labor economics, Contract theory
Alma mater Queen's University, University of British Columbia
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

William Bentley MacLeod (born 1954) is a Canadian-American economist. He is the Sami Mnaymneh Professor of Economics and Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and an Affiliated Faculty at Columbia Law School.[1] He is a specialist in the fields of law, labor and contract theory.[2]

Education[edit]

MacLeod received a B.A. with distinction in Mathematics from Queen's University in 1975 and an M.Sc. in Mathematics from Queen's University in 1979. He completed his economics doctorate at the University of British Columbia in 1984.

Academic career[edit]

He began his teaching career at Queen's University, then he taught at Université de Montréal, Boston College, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology and Princeton University, before coming to Columbia University. He has also held one year visiting positions at Center for Operations Research and Econometrics(Belgium), Instituto de Análisis Económico(Barcelona), the Russell Sage Foundation[3] and the Institute for Advanced Studies.[4] He was elected fellow of the Econometric Society in 2005,[5] and fellow of the Society of Labor Economists in 2012.[6] He is also the recipient of the 2002 H. Gregg Lewis prize awarded by the Society of Labor Economists for his article "Worker Cooperation and the Ratchet" with H. Lorne Carmichael.[7]

Notable publications[edit]

  • "Implicit Contracts, Incentive Compatibility, and Involuntary Unemployment" by MacLeod and Malcomson[8]
  • "First Do No Harm? Tort Reform and Birth Outcomes"[9] mentioned in Tort Reform.
  • "Optimal Contracting with Subjective Evaluation," American Economic Review: Vol. 93 No. 1 (March 2003).[10]
  • “Performance Pay and Wage Inequality”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2009, Vol. 124, Issue 1 (joint with T. Lemieux and D. Parent)[11]
  • "Administrative Corruption and Taxation", by Frank Flatters and W. Bentley Macleod.[12] Reprinted in "The Economics Of Corruption And Illegal Markets".[13]

Personal life[edit]

MacLeod is married to Janet Currie, an economist at Princeton University. They have two children.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Columbia University Economics, Columbia University Law School
  2. ^ Biography of W. Bentley MacLeod
  3. ^ Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholars
  4. ^ Institute for Advanced Studies Spring 2012 Newsletter
  5. ^ Fellows of the Econometric Society Archived December 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Fellows of the Society of Labor Economists
  7. ^ H.Gregg Lewis Prize
  8. ^ Macleod, W. Bentley; Malcomson, James M. (1989). "Implicit Contracts, Incentive Compatibility, and Involuntary Unemployment". Econometrica. 57 (2): 447–80. JSTOR 1912562. 
  9. ^ Janet Currie and W. Bentley MacLeod (2012-05-02). ""First Do No Harm? Tort Reform and Birth Outcomes" by Janet Currie and W. Bentley McLeod (May 2008)". Mitpressjournals.org. Retrieved 2012-06-28. (subscription required)
  10. ^ American Economic Review: Vol. 93 No. 1
  11. ^ Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2009, Vol. 124, Issue 1
  12. ^ [1] International Tax and Public Finance, Volume 2, Issue 3 , pp 397–417
  13. ^ [2] Gianluca Fiorentini and Stefano Zamagni ed "The Economics Of Corruption And Illegal Markets"
  14. ^ Rose Kernochan, "Five Minutes with... Janet Currie", Columbia College Today, November/December 2008

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