Focus areas: Microeconomics, experimental economics, grade inflation and leadership

Doru Cojoc is an economist interested in microeconomics and experimental economics. He has studied how giving to charity affects one’s tendency to cheat. He has also studied how political candidates campaign when running for office and how political parties select their nominees. Cojoc’s current interests are grade inflation and leadership: who becomes a leader and how do successful leaders behave? 

Cojoc obtained his PhD from Clemson University in 2004. After one year at the University of Chicago, Cojoc taught at Stanford University from 2005 to 2011, where he was also a Searle Freedom Trust fellow. Before joining SIPA in 2014, he was a visiting assistant professor at University of Iowa. He speaks Romanian and English.