Dr. Cohen is an experienced empirical economist who currently leads a project at the Economic Strategy Institute to evaluate the short- and long-term impacts of cloud services, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things on the U.S. economy and on jobs. He brings extensive expertise in how emerging computing and communications technologies affect specific firms and the US economy. Dr. Cohen is recognized as an astute forecaster of the impact of emerging technologies, such as virtual worlds, broadband communications, cloud computing and the Internet of Things on GDP, jobs and skills.
He is former president and long-time member of Forecasters Club of New York and has experience forecasting how U.S. economic and international growth are affected by new technologies. He has taught at Cooper Union, Columbia University, the Stern School at New York University, and York College of the City University of New York. Dr. Cohen was the director of the TM Forum’s Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council and was the secretary of New York State’s High Tech Advisory Council. He authored New York’s first high tech strategy. He is also a former member of the Steering Committee for Open Grid Forum and Advisory Committees to COMNET and UNIFORUM, conference organizations.