The common theme uniting my research is the analysis of collective decision making and its role for democratic societies. This combines aspects from philosophy, political science and economics alike, reflecting my interdisciplinary academic background..
Methodologically, I like to use formal and computational modeling techniques, (agent-based modeling, game theory) as well as classic philo-sophical analyses, where I am concerned with descriptive and normative questions alike. I am also interested in experimental approaches and big data methods.
The emergence of economic inequality has often been linked to varying individual capacities. However, simula-tions of an agent-based model of bar-gaining suggest that neither of these is a necessary condition. Rather, inequality can arise from iterated interactions of fully rational agents. By enquiring into inequality's potential causes, this project discovers important implications for how rationality should be conceptualized.
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