Laura Mayoral



PhD, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Laura Mayoral is a Researcher at the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC) and a BSE Affiliated Professor. 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, INSEAD (Paris and Singapore), and the Department of Economics of the University of Gothenburg.

Her fields of interest are Political Economy, Applied Econometrics, and Development. 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, Journal of Public Economics, International Economic Review and Science, among others.

Awards, Grants, and Honors


Recognition Program

Laura Mayoral and Debraj Ray

Groups in conflict: Private and public prizes

Journal of Development Economics, Vol.154, January 2022, 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2021.102759

Recognition Program

Joan-Maria Esteban, Gilat Levy and Laura Mayoral

Personal Liberties, Religiosity, and Effort

European Economic Review, Vol.120, 103320, November 2019, 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2019.103320