I am an economist and game theorist with a specialization in political economy and social dynamics.
The basic building blocks of economic models are beliefs, preferences, and constraints (BPC). My work examines how these BPC are produced through (i) social interaction and (ii) political institutions. The following processes are key:
Incorporating these processes into economic theory expands its scope. My work has been applied to the following topics:
The overarching theme is that economic behavior cannot be disentangled from the social and political context in which it is embedded.
I have also contributed to this program by co-editing the volume Advances in the Economics of Religion (Palgrave 2019), and currently serving as Executive Committee member of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, Board Member of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture (ASREC), Board Member and Faculty Fellow of the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS), Core Associate of the Network for Economic Research on Identity, Norms and Narratives (ERINN), Associate of Theoretical Research in Development Economics (ThReD), Faculty Affiliate of the Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization Center (ACO), the Center for Global Peace & Conflict Studies (CGPACS) and the Religious Studies Program at UC Irvine.
I am Associate Professor of Economics (primary) and Logic & Philosophy of Science (courtesy) at the University of California-Irvine, where I teach game theory and political economy.
I have held visiting positions at Harvard, Oxford, NYU, Stanford and Warwick.
I was educated at the University of Oxford (DPhil, MPhil, Monash scholar) and the University of Western Australia.
Course in Evolution and Learning in Games
Religion & Cultural Transmission (ASREC Grad Workshop)
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