Alma Cohen

Alma Cohen is Professor of Empirical Practice at Harvard Law School and an Associate Professor at the Tel-Aviv’s Department of Economics. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, ECGI, and the CEPR. Cohen is an applied empirical economist, who has done work on a wide range of topics in the areas of law and economics, regulation, public economics, corporate governance, and risk and insurance. Her research has been published in leading journals in law, economics and finance, and has received notable media coverage. The Social Science Network (SSRN) ranks her among the top twenty members of law school faculties in all fields in terms of citations to their work. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the Harvard Economics Department, as well as a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.SC in Management and Operations Research.

The Pervasive Influence of Political Affiliation on Circuit Court Decisions

In new research, Alma Cohen finds that the political affiliations of Circuit Court judges influence decisions in a much wider variety of cases than previously thought.

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