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Alain Cohn

Associate Professor of Information, School of Information Email: [email protected] Phone: 734/763-2285
Office: School of Information/4340 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website News About Alain Cohn

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Alain Cohn is an Associate Professor at the School of Information, specializing in the fields of behavioral economics and experimental economics. His research focuses on unraveling the intricacies of honesty, fairness, and motivated reasoning. Employing a diverse range of methodologies, including laboratory, field, and online experiments, he sheds light on the underlying mechanisms that govern important aspects of human decision-making.

Furthermore, Alain Cohn adopts an interdisciplinary approach to examine human behavior, drawing insights from a variety of disciplines such as biology, psychology, information science, and political science. His groundbreaking studies have garnered recognition in top-tier general science and economics journals, including notable publications in Nature, Science, American Economic Review, and the Review of Economics Studies.

Areas of interest

Behavioral economics, experimental economics


PhD, Economics, University of Zurich, Switzerland

News about Alain Cohn

UMSI research roundup. Wealth redistribution. Virtual Care. News Consumtion. Check out UMSI faculty and PhD student publications.
Wealth redistribution | virtual care | news consumption: UMSI Research Roundup

Recent UMSI faculty and PhD student publications.

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What the wealthy consider 'fair' may not be equal to others

A new study by UMSI associate professor Alain Cohn provides new insights on the reasons behind the wealthy opposing government redistribution. 

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