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Alain Cohn

Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information Email: Phone: 734/763-2285
Office: School of Information/4340 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website


Alain Cohn is an assistant professor at the School of Information. His main fields are behavioral, experimental and labor economics. His research focuses on the origins and consequences of social preferences and moral behavior. Cohn uses theories and methods from economics, social psychology, sociology and neuroscience. Much of his work is based on laboratory, field and online experiments, often involving non-standard subject pools such as financial professionals, millionaires and criminals. His studies have been published in top general science and economics journals, including Nature, American Economic Review and Review of Economics Studies.

Areas of interest

Behavioral economics, experimental economics, labor economics


PhD, Economics, University of Zurich, Switzerland


SBEE Seminar Series
SBEE Seminar Series schedule announced

Top researchers from around the globe come to Michigan to present their work at the weekly SBEE seminar series, exploring the intersection of economics, psychology, computer science and information science.

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Cohn: People will lie about vaccination status

University of Michigan Assistant Professor Alain Cohn, spoke with USA Today about a person’s proclivity to lie about vaccination status when it benefits themselves. 

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