Alma Cohen

Harvard Law School
1525 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

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NBER Program Affiliations: LE
NBER Affiliation: Faculty Research Fellow
Institutional Affiliation: Harvard University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

May 2019The Politics of CEOs
with Moshe Hazan, Roberto Tallarita, David Weiss: w25815

Published: Alma Cohen & Moshe Hazan & Roberto Tallarita & David Weiss, 2019. "The Politics of CEOs," Journal of Legal Analysis, vol 11.

December 2018The Heterogeneous Effect of Affirmative Action on Performance
with Anat Bracha, Lynn Conell-Price: w25322

Published: Anat Bracha & Alma Cohen & Lynn Conell-Price, 2018. "The heterogeneous effect of affirmative action on performance," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, . citation courtesy of

June 2018Termination Risk and Agency Problems: Evidence from the NBA
with Nadav Levy, Roy Sasson: w24708

Published: Alma Cohen & Nadav Levy & Roy Sasson, 2018. "Termination Risk and Agency Problems: Evidence from the NBA," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Oxford University Press, vol. 34(4), pages 579-618. citation courtesy of

May 2018Judicial Politics and Sentencing Decisions
with Crystal Yang: w24615

Published: Alma Cohen & Crystal S. Yang, 2019. "Judicial Politics and Sentencing Decisions," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol 11(1), pages 160-191. citation courtesy of

June 2011Staggered Boards and the Wealth of Shareholders: Evidence from Two Natural Experiments
with Lucian A. Bebchuk, Charles C.Y. Wang: w17127
April 2010Learning and the Disappearing Association Between Governance and Returns
with Lucian A. Bebchuk, Charles C.Y. Wang: w15912

Published: Learning and the Disappearing Association between Governance and Returns (with Alma Cohen and Charles C.Y. Wang) 108 Journal of Financial Economics 323-348 (2013). citation courtesy of

December 2009Testing for Adverse Selection in Insurance Markets
with Peter Siegelman: w15586

Published: Alma Cohen & Peter Siegelman, 2010. "Testing for Adverse Selection in Insurance Markets," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 77(1), pages 39-84. citation courtesy of

January 2008Asymmetric Learning in Repeated Contracting: An Empirical Study

Published: Alma Cohen, 2012. "Asymmetric Learning in Repeated Contracting: An Empirical Study," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 94(2), pages 419-432, May. citation courtesy of

December 2007Do Financial Incentives Affect Fertility?
with Rajeev Dehejia, Dmitri Romanov: w13700

Published: Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 95 (Number 1), March 2013, pp. 1-20.

July 2005Estimating Risk Preferences from Deductible Choice
with Liran Einav: w11461

Published: Einav, Liran and Alma Cohen. “Estimating Risk Preferences from Deductible Choice.” American Economic Review 97, 3 (June 2007): 745-788. citation courtesy of

June 2004The Costs of Entrenched Boards
with Lucian Bebchuk: w10587

Published: Bebchuk, Lucian A. and Alma Cohen. "The Costs Of Entrenched Boards," Journal of Financial Economics, 2005, v78(2,Nov), 409-433. citation courtesy of

April 2003The Effect of Automobile Insurance and Accident Liability Laws in Traffic Fatalities
with Rajeev Dehejia: w9602

Published: Cohen, Alma and Rajeev Dehejia. "The Effect Of Automobile Insurance and Accident Liability Laws On Traffic Fatalities," Journal of Law and Economics, 2004, v47(2,Oct), 357-393. citation courtesy of

December 2002Does the Evidence Favor State Competition in Corporate Law?
with Lucian Bebchuk, Allen Ferrell: w9380

Published: Bebchuk, Lucian, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell. "Does the Evidence Favor State Competition in Corporate Law?" California Law Review 90, 6 (Dec., 2002): 1775-1821.

August 2002Firms' Decisions Where to Incorporate
with Lucian Bebchuk: w9107

Published: Bebchuk, Lucian and Alma Cohen. “Firms’ Decisions Where to Incorporate." Journal of Law and Economics 46 (2003): 383-425. citation courtesy of

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