Alma Cohen is the William K. Jacobs Visiting Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School, Senior Lecturer (with tenure) at the Tel-Aviv Department of Economics, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is an applied empirical economist, who has done work in the areas of risk and uncertainty, regulation, public economics, and corporate governance. Her research has been published, among other places, in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Law and Economics. 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.