Jerome Hergueux

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.

Last updated

September 1, 2014