My research interests are in theoretical political economy and other areas of applied theory. My main line of research introduces an approach to modeling decision making in informationally rich and complicated environments. The key novelty is to use the Brownian motion (and stochastic processes more generally) to represent the mapping from actions to outcomes. So far I have published ten papers using this technology, across a variety of applications (11, 13, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 28 on my C.V), and I’m actively working on several new projects. Click here to see more information on this line of work.
We hold a lunch group for people on campus interested in political economy theory. The details and schedule can be found here: Political Economy Theory Lunch
SITE conference. For the past few years I have co-organized a conference on Political Economy theory as part of the Stanford University SITE program. We see this conference as sitting at the intersection of political economy and economic theory, a venue at which political economists can gather and discuss new and interesting theory and at which economic theorists can step into political economy. We look forward to this conference continuing annually every August. In 2023 the organizing committee will be Dana Foarta, Hulya Eraslan, Federica Izzo, Nina Bobkova, and myself. Please submit your best PE theory papers and attend the conference.
Conference on the Political Economy of Environmental Sustainability. I recently organized a conference on this exciting new area jointly with Jon Bendor and in conjunction with the new Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. The conference was held on Stanford’s campus on October 14-15, 2022. The program can be found at the website here.
Policy Decay and Political Competition
with Greg Martin