Christopher Sleet is a professor and head of economics at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University.
He grew up in the UK, attending Cambridge University for undergraduate and LSE for a masters, both in economics. He, then, earned his PhD from Stanford. He has been at Carnegie Mellon since 2005 and head of economics there since 2014.
Sleet's primary research works on policy design topics at the intersection of public and macroeconomics. He explores the implications for policy design of private information and credibility frictions on the side of both governments and workers. More recently, the focus has been on the quantitative implications of richer labor market models for tax design. He has recent publications on the optimal tax treatment of (superstar) CEOs and the implications of technical change for income tax design. He, also, has a sideline in computational methods for the sort of non-standard dynamic programming problems that emerge in contracting and policy design settings.