Philosophy, Politics and Economics
313 Cohen Hall
249 South 36th Street
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

«Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.» (David Hume)

I am a
PPE Fellow in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program at the University of Pennsylvania.  I do research in Behavioral Economics and Game Theory. Additionally, I teach courses in network theory and public choice theory (CV).

My current research investigates conformity – both theoretically and experimentally – in problems of strategic interaction. Specifically, I analyze informal institutions (such as social norms and conventions) that yield uniformity of behavior in games with conformist players. A second research focus aims to enrich the mathematical structure of a game by modeling the individuals’ own perception of the strategic problem. Such a framework is currently being used to explain mis-coordination as the result of individuals being differently aware of some attributes of the strategic environment.
Escher - Up and Down

M. C. Escher: Up and Down