skip to content

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) accepted, 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

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.

Dr. Elliott is Reader in Economics in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge, Keynes fellow and a Fellow of Jesus College. Having gained his PhD at Stanford University, he was Assistant Professor of Economics at California Institute of Technology before joining the University of Cambridge in 2015. His research focuses on networked markets, including how personal relationships mediate businesses transactions and this impacts on competition in markets and investment decisions, dependencies among financial institutions and how these contribute to systemic risk, and the fragility of supply chains. He was awarded the 2012 Aliprantis Prize by the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (jointly with Ben Golub, Harvard University) and the 2017 Wiley Prize in Economics by the British Academy for "achievement in research by an outstanding early career economist". He is the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Grant "EMBED: Embedded markets and the economy".

Read more about Dr. Elliott’s biography and research here

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

Workshop on Networks
Workshop on Networks will take place on April 21st 2017 in the Faculty of Economics, Keynes Room from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Please register your interest in this event.
Event Date - Friday 21st April 2017 - Saturday 22nd April 2017

Research Grants

Embedded Markets and the Economy (ERC Starting grant)
Collaborative Research: The Economic Benefits of Investing into Social Relationships (3 year NSF Award)

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Free-Riding and Group Cooperation (JHOP)


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

PhD Students


Alan Walsh
PhD Title: Network Formation: Theory and Applications
Sihua Ding
PhD Title: Essays on Network Formation
Research: Microeconomic Theory, Economics of Networks, Industrial Organization
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

Personal Site:

Contact Details
Room: 42
Office Hours:
Undergraduates - Monday 12pm
Graduate Students - Thursday 11am