Alex Moehring

About Me

I'm a PhD candidate at MIT Sloan in the Information Technology group. I do research on the Economics of Digitization with an emphasis on social media, digital media, and Human-AI interaction. See below for some of my work!

Working Papers

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*News Feeds and User Engagement: Evidence from the Reddit News Tab, 2022

*Information Frictions and Heterogeneity in Valuations of Personal Data (with Avinash Collis, Ananya Sen, and Alessandro Acquisti), 2021

Work in Progress

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*Personalization and User Engagement: An Empirical Evaluation of the Reddit News Feed

*Combining Human Expertise with Artificial Intelligence: Experimental Evidence from Radiology (with Nikhil Agarwal, Pranav Rajpurkar, and Tobias Salz)

Published Research

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*Providing normative information increases intentions to accept a COVID-19 vaccine (with Avinash Collis, Kiran Garimella, M Amin Rahimian, Sinan Aral, and Dean Eckles) Nature Communications, 2023

*Global survey on COVID-19 beliefs, behaviors, and norms (with Avinash Collis, Kiran Garimella, M. Amin Rahimian, Stella Babalola, Nina Gobat, Dominick Shattuck, Jeni Stolow, Dean Eckles, and Sinan Aral) (project website) Nature Human Behavior, 2022

Interdependence and the Cost of Uncoordinated Responses to COVID-19 (with David Holtz, Michael Zhao, Seth G. Benzell, Cathy Cao, M. Amin Rahimian, Jeremy Yang, Jennifer Allen, Avinash Collis, Tara Sowrirajan, Dipayan Ghosh, Yunhao Zhang, Paramveer Dhillon, Christos Nicolaides, Dean Eckles and Sinan Aral). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2020