Jonathan D. Cohen

Joan and Irwin Jacobs Program Officer for American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good
(617) 576-5021

Jonathan D. Cohen is the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Program Officer for American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, where he is the lead staffer for the Commission on Reimagining Our Economy.

Jon is the author of For a Dollar and a Dream: State Lotteries in Modern America (Oxford University Press, 2022) and the co-editor of two volumes: Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen (Rutgers University Press, 2019, with June Skinner Sawyers) and All In: The Spread of Gambling in Twentieth-Century United States (University of Nevada Press, 2018, with David G. Schwartz). His writing on gambling policy has appeared in the Washington Post, Vox, The Hill, and other outlets. Prior to joining the Academy, he served as financial writer and editor at Tiger Capital Group. He completed his B.A. at McGill University and received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia.