Syon joined the team as an Academic Affiliate in 2021. He is an Associate Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College. His research interests include using experimental methods to examine public policy, prosocial behavior, health behaviors, financial decision making, and topics in development economics. His work has been published in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and the Journal of Economic Psychology. Syon completed a Ph.D. and M.P.P. at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a B.A. at Princeton University.