Christopher Cotton

Professor Christopher Cotton is the Director of the John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy and the Jarislowsky Deutsch Chair in Economic and Financial Policy in the Economics Department at Queen’s University. His research uses game theory and experiments to examine an array of public policy questions. Recent projects study the impact of political campaigns on policy polarization, the costs and benefits of lobbying regulation, and how affirmative action policies affect investments in human capital, among many other topics. Professor Cotton was previously a faculty member at the University of Miami. He earned a Ph.D from Cornell in 2008.