I am an economist working in the fields of political economy and social dynamics.
Underlying economic performance is the social ecology in which economic and political decisions are made, composed of social norms, culturally transmitted preferences and belief systems, and groups and networks. These social institutions in turn evolve in response to political-economic conditions. I study this co-evolutionary process using models of population dynamics. This leads me to draw upon and contribute to a number of emerging fields, including the economics of identity, the economics of cultural transmission, and the economics of religion.
My work has been applied to the following topics:
I have also contributed to this research program by co-editing the volume Advances in the Economics of Religion (Palgrave 2019), and currently serving as 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), and Editorial Advisory Board Member for the Oxford University Press book series on Philosophy, Politics & Economics.
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 been a visiting scholar 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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