Alex Moehring

About Me

I'm a PhD candidate in Management Science at the MIT Sloan School of Management. My research focuses on the economics of digitization with an emphasis on content platforms, social influence, and Human-AI interaction. 

Prior to graduate school, I was a research assistant at Microsoft Research and an analyst at Wells Fargo Securities. I hold an SM in Management Research from the MIT Sloan School of Management in addition to a BS in Business Administration and BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A copy of my CV is available here.

Job Market Paper

Personalized Rankings and User Engagement: An Empirical Evaluation of the Reddit News Feed, 2023


Working Papers

Combining Human Expertise with Artificial Intelligence: Experimental Evidence from Radiology (with Nikhil Agarwal, Pranav Rajpurkar, and Tobias Salz), 2023

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

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

Social Influence and News Consumption (with Carlos Molina), 2023


Published Research

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