I am a Lecturer in Economics at Hertford College, Oxford and at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. I hold a D.Phil in Economics from Oxford University, which I completed in 2011. Before this, I read for the Oxford M.Phil in Economics from 2003-2005 and for the B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from 2000-2003, both at St Edmund Hall. I have been a College Lecturer in Economics at several Oxford colleges since 2004.
My teaching interests are in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics for Prelims, the core papers in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Quantitative Economics, and the option papers in Game Theory and Public Economics.
My primary research is on the consequences of altruistic motivation in economic theory. I use game theoretic modelling techniques and social welfare analysis to show that altruism can have negative as well as positive effects, and hence that there may exist a ‘socially optimal level of altruism’ for society as a whole. I am also interested in evolutionary game theory and optimal taxation theory.
See Richard’s website for details of publications.