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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.

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Behavioral economics, experimental economics


PhD, Economics, University of Zurich, Switzerland

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UMSI Research Roundup. TikTok, Media Storms, Algorithms. Check out UMSI faculty and PhD student publications.
Media Storms | TikTok | Algorithms: UMSI Research Roundup

Recent UMSI faculty and PhD student publications. 

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Featured by Game Changer Podcast. Associate professor Alain Cohn. Fortune's Fairness: The super rich's view on inequality.
Cohn: Alain Cohn featured on Game Changer Podcast

In the episode, Cohn discusses wealth, fairness and his research on behavioral and experimental economics. 

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