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Faculty

Jonathan Newton
Jonathan Newton
Field
Game Theory
Degree
University of Cambridge (Economics) Ph.D.
CV

About my research

I work on the incorporation of jointly intentional behaviour into evolutionary game theory. That is, my work lies at the intersection of evolution and cooperative game theory. Along the way, I have used evolutionary game theory to tackle problems in bargaining theory, matching theory, the evolution of preferences, contagion in networks and the study of conventions. I also have a particular interest in the evolution of collaboration — the emergence of the ability to make decisions together with others, an attribute that is fundamental to human behaviour. My work has been published in journals such as the Review of Economic Studies, Econometrica, the Journal of Economic Theory and Games & Economic Behavior.

Selected publications

1.

Conventions under heterogeneous behavioral rules, Review of Economic Studies (2020). LINK

2.

When does ambiguity fade away?, Economics Letters (2020). Coauthored with Filippo Massari. LINK

3.

Evolution and Rawlsian social choice in matching, Games & Economic Behavior (2020). Coauthored with Ennio Bilancini, Leonardo Boncinelli. LINK

4.

Corrigendum to Maximality in the farsighted stable set, Econometrica (2020). PDF

5.

Collaboration leads to cooperation on sparse networks, PLOS –Computational Biology (2020). Coauthored with Simon Angus. LINK

6.

Agency, potential and contagion, Games & Economic Behavior (2020). Coauthored with Damian Sercombe. LINK

7.

Watercooler chat, organizational structure and corporate culture, Games & Economic Behavior (2019). Coauthored with Andrew Wait, Simon Angus. LINK

8.

Risk attitudes and risk dominance in the long run, Games & Economic Behavior (2019). Coauthored with Heinrich Nax. LINK

9.

Agency Equilibrium, Games (2019). LINK

10.

Evolutionary game theory: a renaissance, Games (2018). LINK

11.

Conventional contracts, intentional behavior and logit choice: equality without symmetry, Games & Economic Behavior (2018). Coauthored with Sung-Ha Hwang, Wooyoung Lim, Philip Neary. LINK

12.

Heterogeneity in preferences and behavior in threshold models, Journal of Mechanism and Institution Design (2017). Coauthored with Philip Neary. PDF

13.

Shared intentions: the evolution of collaboration, Games & Economic Behavior (2017). LINK

14.

The preferences of Homo Moralis are unstable under evolving assortativity, International Journal of Game Theory (2017). LINK

15.

Payoff dependent dynamics and coordination games, Economic Theory (2017). Coauthored with Sung-Ha Hwang. LINK

16.

Stochastic stability in assignment problems, Journal of Mathematical Economics (2016). Coauthored with Bettina Klaus. LINK

17.

Emergence of shared intentionality is coupled to the advance of cumulative culture, PLOS – Computational Biology (2015). Coauthored with Simon Angus. LINK

18.

Stochastic stability on general state spaces, Journal of Mathematical Economics (2015). LINK

19.

Is it a norm to favour your own group?, Experimental Economics (2015). Coauthored with Donna Harris, Benedikt Herrmann, Andreas Kontoleon. LINK

20.

Coalitions, tipping points and the speed of evolution, Journal of Economic Theory (2015). Coauthored with Simon Angus. LINK

21.

A one-shot deviation principle for stability in matching problems, Journal of Economic Theory (2015). Coauthored with Ryoji Sawa. LINK

22.

Cheap talk and editorial control, BE Journal of Theoretical Economics (2014). LINK

23.

Recontracting and stochastic stability in cooperative games, Journal of Economic Theory (2012). LINK

24.

Coalitional Stochastic Stability, Games & Economic Behavior (2012). LINK

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