Laura Mayoral

IAE-CSIC and Barcelona GSE


PhD, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Laura Mayoral is a Barcelona GSE affiliated professor and works at the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE) since 2006. Before joining the institute she was Assistant Professor and Ramón y Cajal Felow at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. She has also been visiting professor at New York University (Abu Dhabi), the Paris School of Economics and the Department of Economics of the University of Gothenburg.

Her fields of interest are development, political economy and applied econometrics. Her current research mainly focuses on the study of social conflict and state collapse and its relation with economic and non-economic factors such as income inequality, poverty, ethnicity, climatic conditions, etc. In the past she has also extensively contributed in other areas of economics, such as econometrics and international economics. Her research has been published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Monetary Economics, International Economic Review and Science, among others.

Awards, Grants, and Honors

Barcelona GSE Working Papers

John D. Huber and Laura Mayoral

Inequality, Ethnicity and Civil Conflict