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Luis Rayo Fierro

  • Visiting Professor, Applied Economics

Luis Rayo Fierro is a Visiting Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

He is an applied economic theorist specializing in incentive theory and information economics. Luis is a Professor of Finance and holds the David Eccles Chair in Microeconomic Theory and Business Economics at the University of Utah. He is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His previous appointments include Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Professor of Management at the London School of Economics, and Chair of the Economics Department at ITAM, a top economics university in Latin America.

His research covers a wide range of topics, including organizational economics, political economy, and the link between income and happiness. Luis has published in leading international economics journals including the Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, and The Review of Economic Studies. His research has been cited in leading media outlets such as The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has coauthored with leading economists, such as Douglas Bernheim (Stanford), Ilya Segal (Stanford), Luis Garicano (LSE), Antonio Rangel (Caltech), and the late Nobel Laureate Gary Becker.

Luis received the inaugural Professional MBA Teaching Award at the University of Utah in 2012 as well as the Brady Teaching Award and the Executive MBA Teaching Award in 2015. He received the American Economic Review Excellence in Refereeing Award in 2011 and the Review of Economic Studies Excellence in Refereeing Award in 2014.

Luis received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in economics from ITAM in 1998 and his PhD in economics from Stanford University in 2002.