Alex Rees-Jones is an Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School.

As a behavioral economist, he works to better understand how to integrate psychology into economic policy analysis. His research is 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.

Rees-Jones is a faculty affiliate with the Wharton Public Policy Initiative, a research fellow at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, a Senior Fellow at the The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), and is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

He holds a PhD in Economics and a BA in Economics and Mathematics, both from Cornell University.