Philosophy

Please contact me for an extended version if interested, but my research and teaching philosophy can be briefly summarized.

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players. A Literary Theory of Games and Economic Behavior by William ShakespeareJournal of Political Economy, 122(4), back cover quote suggested by Kweku Opoku-Agyemang (2014).

Independence is a lofty goal. It’s what every parent wants for their child and every citizen wants for their nation. But the practical challenges of achieving independence in a scientific research setting are formidable. Making the Leap to Independence, By Irene S. Levine in Science (2007). 10.1126/science.caredit.a0700029

Economists and humanists agree that the world follows well-understood incentives. Due to my rather unusual career trajectory as an academic researcher, I am interested in economics, economists, departments and initiatives that strive to achieve the complements of independent rigorous thinking, diversity and helping the next generation earn their wings on their campuses.