Fellow and Tutor in Economics, Merton College, University of Oxford

The Oxford Summer School in Economic Networks is moving online for 2020. More info coming soon!

My research interests are in social and economic networks, games, statistical size distributions, population dynamics, and inequality.

**Targeted carbon tax reforms** with Maia King and Alex Teytelboym

*European Economic Review* 2019 [article]

Intersectoral production network model. We evaluate the general equilibrium impact on aggregate emissions of taxing the emissions of any set of sectors.

**Hotelling competition and the gamma distribution**

*Games and Economic Behavior* 2018 [article, code, correction] In any symmetric equilibrium of the pure location game, as the number of firms becomes large, the market share distribution converges to a Gamma(2,2) distribution. The result holds regardless of the distribution of consumers.

**Social groups and social network formation** with Alex Teytelboym

*Games and Economic Behavior* 2017 [article, code, appendix] Dynamic network formation model on a fixed number of nodes and overlapping social groups. Homophily can be non-monotonic over time.

**Counterfactuals in “agreeing to disagree”**

*Mathematical Social Sciences* 2016 [article] Interpreting the Sure-Thing Principle as a counterfactual proposition resolves issues with the original “agreeing to disagree” result.

**Random preferences, acyclicity, and the threshold of rationality** [draft]

**Intergenerational aspirations, capital dilution, and the dynamics of inequality** with Francis Dennig [draft]

Advanced undergrad: Microeconomic Analysis, Game Theory

Intermediate undergrad: Microeconomics, Quantitative Economics

Introductory undergrad: Microeconomics

DPhil University of Oxford 2014, supervisor: John Quah, examiners: Alan Kirman and Péter Eső

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