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Research Interests

Networked Markets; Network Games; Bargaining; Cascades on Networks; Search; Matching

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Elliott, M. and Nava, F. Decentralized Bargaining in Matching Markets: Efficient Stationary Equilibria and the Core, (2018) Theoretical Econoimcs, forthcoming
Elliott, M. and Golub, B. A network approach to public goods, (2018) Journal of Political Economy
Elliott, M. Inefficiencies in networked markets, (2015) American Economic Journal: Microeconomics
Elliott, M., Golub, B. and Jackson, M.O. Financial networks and contagion, (2014) American Economic Review
Elliott, M., Golub, B. and Kirilenko, A. How sharing information can garble expert's advice, (2014) American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Agranov, M. and Elliott, M. Commitment and (In)Efficiency: A Bargaining Experiment, (2017) CWPE1743

Conference Publication

Elliott, M., Golub, B. and Leduc, M. V. Networked markets and relational contracts, (2017) Thirteenth International Conference on Web and Internet Economics, WINE 2017, Bangalore, India
Elliott, M. and Golub, B. A network approach to public goods, (2013) Fourteenth ACM Conference on electronic commerce, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Recent Activities

Networks and Economic Policy Conference
Cambridge-INET are hosting a conference "Networks and Economic Policy" at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, on 13th - 14th July 2020. More details to follow.
Event Date - Monday 13th July 2020 - Tuesday 14th July 2020

Dr. Matt Elliott joins Cambridge-INET as a Coordinator
Cambridge-INET is delighted to announce that Dr. Matt Elliott will be joining as a Coordinator for the Networks, Crowds and Markets research theme, on the 1st August 2019.
Published on - Thursday 18th July 2019

Seventh European Conference on Networks
Cambridge-INET and the European Research Council (ERC) are holding the Seventh European Conference on Networks at Jesus College, Cambridge, on 10th-11th June 2019.
Event Date - Monday 10th June 2019 - Tuesday 11th June 2019

Faculty Senior Academic Promotions
Dr. Tiago Cavalcanti, Dr. Meredith Crowley and Dr. Matthew Elliott have all been successful in the Faculty's Senior Academic Promotions.
Published on - Thursday 14th June 2018

Faculty Members to speak at CERF in The City 2018
Dr Elisa Faraglia and Dr Matt Elliott are to speak at the CERF in the City 2018 event on The Risks in Financial Markets.
Published on - Wednesday 31st January 2018

Research Grants

Embedded Markets and the Economy (EMBED) (European Reserach Council (ERC), Starting Grant)
Collaborative Research: The Economic Benefits of Investing into Social Relationships (National Science Foundation (NSF))

Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

The Cambridge-INET Institute
Coordinator for Networks, Crowds and Markets Research Theme

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Free-Riding and Group Cooperation Elliott, M. (JHOP) Project Summary and Output


PIIA Paper 1 - Michaelmas - Game Theory, Welfare, and Applications
MPhil R100 Microeconomics

PhD Students


Alan Walsh
PhD Title: Network Formation: Theory and Applications
Jin Deng Keith Chan
PhD Title: Inequality and Inefficiency in Markets
Research: Bargaining in Markets, Bounded Rationality, Nature of Money
Jakob Berndt
PhD Title: Indoctrination and Belief Manipulation in Social Networks
Research: Microeconomic Theory, Information Economics, Networks
Jörg Kalbfuss
PhD Title: Socio-Economic Stratification & Conflict

Dr Matthew Elliott

University Reader

Research Group:
Microeconomic Theory

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