Cindy Alexander

Cindy R. Alexander
Research Fellow
Phone: 703.993.8040

Cindy R. Alexander is a research fellow with the Law & Economics Center, where she initiated the empirical project on DOJ Deferred Prosecution Agreements as co-Principal Investigator. Her interest in corporate crime began while an economist at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, where her work included the design of sanctions and the economics of partial acquisitions that affect the allocation of influence and incentives within corporations. She served as a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in 2002, and later as an economist at the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Dr. Alexander’s published work relating to principal-agent problems in law, economics, and finance has appeared in such journals as the Review of Financial StudiesJournal of Accounting and EconomicsJournal of Economic and Management StrategyYale Journal on Regulation, and her writing on crime has appeared in the Journal of Corporate FinanceJournal of Law & EconomicsFederal Sentencing Reporter, and American Criminal Law Review.  She received her PhD in Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles.