I work on non-cooperative models of network formation and network games. My work also incorporates models of network in a variety of different applications ranging from consumers' search model, advertising models, political economy and labour markets. I am also interested on two-sided markets and models on Awareness.
My most recent research agenda focuses on the study of strategic communication in networks, the study of dynamic trading models in networks and the study of the design of optimal organizational network.
Adam Szeidl and I are organizing a conference on networks that will take place at the University of Essex in June 16th-17th 2014. More details will follow soon.
I have been awarded the Best Tinbergen Institute Alumnus 1999-2012 for academic achievements.
I have been awarded the IJET Lionel McKenzie Prize for 2011 as co-author of Complex networks and local externalities: A strategic approach, published in volume 7 issue 1.
Starting the spring of 2013 I will join Network Science as an Associate Editor. This is a new journal for a new discipline -- one using the network paradigm, focusing on actors and relational linkages, to inform research, methodology, and applications from many fields across the natural, social, engineering and informational sciences. Given growing understanding of the interconnectedness and globalization of the world, network methods are an increasingly recognized way to research aspects of modern society along with the individuals, organizations, and other actors within it.
Starting from January 2012 I will join The Economic Journal as an Editor.
Starting from January 2012 I will join the Review of Economic Design as an Associate Editor
In July 2011 I have been awarded an individual ERC starting grant worth almost 1 million Euros to undertake research into the economics of networks. For information about all activities and the output of the research click here.
Special issue of Review of Network Economics: Social Networks and Economics: Sanjeev Goyal and I have been invited as guest editors to compile a special issue on social networks and economics for Review of Network Economics. The special issue will be out soon.
Recent past events
Conference: Adam Szeidl and I are organizing a series of annual conferences on networks. The first meeting has been held in Budapest (click here for details). The second meeting will be held at the University of Essex, June 16th-17th, 2014 (details coming soon.)
Conference: Marcel Fafchamps (Oxford), Sanjeev Goyal (Cambridge) and I have recently organized a series of workshop on networks.
University of Cambridge, December, 2012. Details.
University of Oxford, September 7, 2012. Details.
University of Essex, January 27, 2012. Details.
University of Cambridge, September 9, 2011. Details.
Conference: I have organised a conference together with Daniele Condorelli titled "Markets and Networks". The conference has been held at the University of Essex on June 30 and July 1, 2011. The conference has been sponsored by ESRC as part of the research grant Trading Network Games. You can check more details in the conference webpage Click Here . Thanks to all participants!
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