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Bob Cohen
Economist and Senior Fellow at Economic Strategy Institute


Robert Cohen is an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute. He directs a study of the impact of cloud computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence on the U.S. economy. It focuses on the move to an "intelligent" software economy. Dr. Cohen contributed to the first Congressional legislation on advanced computing and the Internet. He advised the European Commission on its policies for the Internet. He has testified before House and Senate Committees and the International Trade Commission.

Dr. Cohen has been Associate Professor of International Business and Finance at New York University Business School, Associate Professor of Finance and Economics at York College of the City University of New York, and Senior International Economist at the Futures Group. He was on the Open Grid Forum’s steering committee and COMNET’s board of directors. He holds an MA and Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research and a BA from Swarthmore College. He is an author, co-author or editor of five books

Agenda Sessions

  • Headline panel: The role of policy and regulation in the development of AI