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Research Interests


Game Theory, Microeconomics, Experimental Economics

Biography


Juan Block is a Janeway Fellow in Economics at the Faculty of Economics, and Greta Burkill Fellow and College Lecturer in Economics at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. He specialises in microeconomic theory, with a particular interest in game theory. He studies the fundamental economic incentives driving cooperation and reputation in environments where individuals only observe imperfect information about others' behaviour. He investigates the role of learning processes based on social comparisons used by economic agents to make optimal choices when they have limited information and bounded memory.

Recent Publications


Published Papers

Block, J. I., Fudenberg, D. and Levine, D. K. Learning dynamics with social comparisons and limited memory, Theoretical Economics vol 14(1) (2019) pp. 135-172
Block, J. I. and Levine, D. K. A folk theorem with codes of conduct and communication, Economic Theory Bulletin vol 4(8) (2017) pp. 1-11
Block, J. I. and Levine, D. K. Codes of Conduct, Private Information and Repeated Games, International Journal of Game Theory vol 45(166) (2016) pp. 1-14

Recent Activities


Is Panic Buying Irrational?
Dr. Juan Block was interviewed by Lizzy Burden of The Telegraph, for the article "Is Panic Buying Irrational? Here's Why It Can Seem To Make Economic Sense", which discusses different theoretical rationale behind panic buying.
Published on - Monday 23rd March 2020

Economic Theory Workshop
The Cambridge-INET will be hosting a Economic Theory Workshop on Wednesday 26th - Thursday 8th June 2016, in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
Event Date - Wednesday 8th June 2016

COVID-19 Economic Research


Research Blog: Panic Buying Can be Rational Behaviour

Teaching


Diploma Paper 1 - Microeconomics
PhD10 - Economic Theory

Dr Juan Block













Janeway Fellow in Economics

Research Group:
Microeconomic Theory

CV: Curriculum Vitae

Personal Site:
http://www.juanblock.com/

Contact Details
Email: jb2002@cam.ac.uk
Room: 96