Joseph Nathan Cohen is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College.  His areas of expertise include household finance, economic policy, and quantitative comparative-historical political economy.  He is the author of Financial Crisis in American Households (2017, Praeger) and co-authored Global Capitalism (2010, Polity).

His analyses have been featured in several media outlets, including the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Associate Press’Bloomberg, National Public Radio, and the Providence Journal.

He earned his doctorate at Princeton University, studying under Miguel CentenoPaul DiMaggioBruce Western, and Scott Lynch.  He earned his Bachelor’s in International Business from the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.

His personal interests include baseball, investment finance, computing, travel, cooking, and comedy.

Professor Cohen lives in New Jersey, and is originally from Northern Ontario, Canada.

Research Projects

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Publications

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