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Alex Rees-Jones

Associate Professor, Economics

 Alex Rees-Jones

Academic focus:

Integrating psychology into economic policy analysis

Current research project: 

I’m working to better understand how people think about their taxes, and how they make decisions about how much they should work when they do not really understand how the different options will affect their tax bill.

Previous positions:

  • Assistant Professor, Operations, Information, and Decisions Department, Wharton-University of Pennsylvania, 2014-2019
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2013-2014

Academic background:

  • Ph.D., Economics, Cornell University, 2013
  • B.A., Economics and mathematics, Cornell University, 2008

Last book read:

“Sirens of Titan” by Kurt Vonnegut

In your own time/when not working:

Playing with my two young kids

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Behavioral economics, both the Ph.D.s and undergraduates

What most excites you about Cornell:

The wonderful community of economists! There are so many people with deep knowledge of a huge range of topics, it’s impossible not to constantly learn new things.