Alexandre Mas is William S. Tod Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is a research fellow at Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also co-editor of American Economic Journals: Applied Economics, associate editor of the IZA Journal of Labor Economics, and serves on the International Advisory Committee of the British Journal of Industrial Relations. Professor Mas has held a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University, and has been a faculty associate of the Industrial Relations Section, since 2009.
From 2010 to 2011, Professor Mas served as the Associate Director for Economic Policy and Chief Economist at the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President, and as Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2009 to 2010. Previously he held appointments at the Haas School of Business and the Department of Economics of the University of California-Berkeley.
Professor Mas’ research has dealt with fairness considerations and norms in the labor market, social interactions, neighborhood segregation, the labor market effects of credit market disruptions, and unions.
He received the IZA Young Labor Economist Award and Princeton University’s Albert Rees Prize in 2009, and the Labor and Employment Relations Association’s John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award in 2008. He was named an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow in 2009, and was a National Bureau of Economic Research Faculty Research Fellow from 2006 to 2009.
He received a B.A. degree in Economics and Mathematics from Macalester College in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2004.