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

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

**Hotelling competition and the gamma distribution**

*Games and Economic Behavior* 2018 [article, code] 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] Giving the Sure-Thing Principle a counterfactual interpretation resolves issues with the original “agreeing to disagree” result.

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

*Conditionally accepted* [draft]

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

*Working paper* [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

MPhil University of Oxford 2009

Undergrad University College London 2007

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