Shani Cohen is an economics PhD candidate at Harvard University. She holds master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Cambridge and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from Tel Aviv University. During the last decade, she was an activist in progressive and social democratic groups and labor unions. She served as a member of the bargaining committee of Harvard Graduate Students union and as a board member in Tel Aviv University’s Junior Academic Stuff union. Shani works on economic theory and is interested in the ways expectations about the future are formed and deviations from rational expectations. She is particularly interested in history of economic thought and in heterodox approaches in economics.