William Bentley MacLeod

W. Bentley MacLeod is Sami Mnaymneh Professor of Economics, Professor of International and Public Affairs and an affiliated Law Professor at Columbia University. His area of expertise is law, labor and contract economics with a focus on how incentives are designed to take into account the complex interplay between reputation effects, market competition, and social norms.  Current projects include incentives and school choice, economics of contract and tort law, the economics of performance pay, and the economics of physician diagnostic choice.

Professor MacLeod obtained a PhD in economics from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and an MSc and BA in mathematics from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.