Philosophy, Politics and Economics
249 South 36th Street
313 Cohen Hall
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 Postdoctoral Researcher in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program (PPE) at the University of Pennsylvania. I have research interests in Behavioral Economics, Game Theory, and Philosophy. I hold a PhD in Economics from the University of London (Royal Holloway College), an MSc in Experimental Economics from the University of East Anglia, and a Laurea in Economics of Financial Markets from Bocconi University of Milan (CV).

My current research investigates conformity – both theoretically and experimentally – in problems of strategic interaction. Specifically, I analyze the properties of informal rules (e.g. social norms and conventions) which 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’ perception and (un)awareness of features of the strategic situation. Such a framework for the player’s own comprehension of the game is currently being used to explain mis-coordination as the result of individuals being differently aware of some behavioral repertoires.
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