Jerome is an affiliate researcher at
the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a
post-doctoral researcher at the University of Strasbourg. From 2011 to 2014,
Jerome spent three years as a research fellow at the Berkman Center, where he
did most of his Ph.D. work.
At Berkman, Jerome couples tools
from experimental economics and computational social science to uncover how
social motivations and preferences shape our behavior over the Internet. He is
strongly involved with Professor Yochai Benkler in the 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 Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Strasbourg and Sciences Po, Masters degrees in International Relations & Affairs and International Economics & Trade from Sciences Po, and a B.A. in Economics & Finance from the University of Strasbourg. Jerome speaks French, English and Arabic, and is heavily interested in the Middle East's politics and culture.