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Jerome Hergueux

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Jerome is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Sciences Po (Department of Economics) and the University of Strasbourg (Institute of Political Studies) specialized in behavioral economics and experimental methods. He is a Research Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (2011-2014), where he does most of his Ph.D. work.

At Berkman, Jerome couples tools from experimental economics and computational social science to uncover how social preferences shape our behavior over the Internet. He is strongly involved in Professor Yochai Benkler’s Cooperation project. He is also involved with the Mindsport Research Network, which he helped launch together with Professor Charles Nesson in 2011.

Jerome is primarily interested in applying the analytical tools of experimental and behavioral economics to the understanding of the evolution of culture, broadly defined as any set of norms of cooperation shared by a group of individuals trying to overcome particular collective action issues (be it in online or offline settings). He then tries to assess the relevance of those norms for determining a wide range of economic outcomes at the community level.

Jerome originates from the French region of Alsace. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Finance from the University of Strasbourg and Masters degrees in International Relations and Affairs and International Economics and Trade from Sciences Po. Jerome speaks French, English and Arabic, and is heavily interested in the Middle East's politics and culture.

Last updated June 04, 2013

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