Alex Rees-Jones

Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, The Wharton School at University Of Pennsylvania

Alex Rees-Jones is an Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at Wharton and a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He completed his undergraduate studies and his Ph.D. in economics at Cornell University, where he additionally served as an associate professor prior to his time at BEPP. He works in behavioral economics, focusing on policy design when individuals respond to policy in psychologically biased ways. Applications of this work include tax systems, school assignment protocol, and labor incentive contracts, leading Professor Rees-Jones to regularly work with practitioners on the assessment and optimization the policies that they design.