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Dr Ricardo Alonso

Associate Professor

Faculty Group: Managerial Economics and Strategy

Biography

Dr Ricardo Alonso joined the LSE in 2014 as an Associate Professor of Management. He earned a PhD in Managerial Economics and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management in 2007, and prior to joining LSE was an Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California.

Before earning his PhD, Ricardo worked in the Telecommunications industry, serving in management positions at Telefonica in Europe and the United States. After receiving his MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Universidad Politecnica Madrid, he was initially engaged in the design and planning of telecommunication networks in Spain and Europe for Telefonica. He later transitioned into management positions were he took part in the launch of “greenfield" operators in Central America and e-commerce platforms in the US.

Ricardo studies the economics of organizations, with an emphasis on information and incentives. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, AEJ- Microeconomics, Journal of European Economic Association and the RAND Journal of Economics.

Research interests

  • Organisational Economics
  • Contract Theory
  • Personnel Economics
  • Economics of Information
  • Behavioural Economics

Publications

  • The art of brevity
    Alonso, Ricardo and Rantakari, Heikki (2014) The art of brevity. USC Marshall School of Business Research Paper Series, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • On the value of persuasion by experts
    Alonso, Ricardo and Câmara, Odilon (2014) On the value of persuasion by experts. USC Marshall School of Business Research Paper Series, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • Persuading voters
    Alonso, Ricardo and Câmara, Odilon (2014) Persuading voters. USC Marshall School of Business Research Paper Series, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • Persuading skeptics and reaffirming believers
    Alonso, Ricardo and Câmara, Odilon (2014) Persuading skeptics and reaffirming believers. USC Marshall School of Business Research Paper Series, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • Recruitment and selection in organizations
    Alonso, Ricardo (2014) Recruitment and selection in organizations. USC Marshall School of Business Research Paper Series, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

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