Alain Cohn

4340 North Quad
Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information


Alain Cohn is as 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 in Economics from the University of Zurich, Switzerland