Alex Rees-Jones

Alex Rees-Jones
  • Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    Office 328, 3rd Floor, Vance Hall
    3733 Spruce Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6372


I am a behavioral economist working to better understand how to integrate psychology into economic policy analysis. My research is mostly focused on exploring how to best model individuals who are responding to a policy’s incentives in psychologically biased ways, particularly in the contexts of tax systems and assignment mechanisms.

For more information about my research, please visit my personal website.

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Taxpayers Hate to Lose: How Psychology Can Help Increase Collection

When it comes to taxes, people are far more sensitive to losing a dollar than gaining one. New Wharton research shows this psychological bias could be tapped for the public good.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2018/11/20
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