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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) 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

Seventh European Conference on Networks - Publication Date: 2019-04-08
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.

Faculty Senior Academic Promotions - Publication Date: 2018-06-14
Dr. Tiago Cavalcanti, Dr. Meredith Crowley and Dr. Matthew Elliott have all been successful in the Faculty's Senior Academic Promotions.

Faculty Members to speak at CERF in The City 2018 - Publication Date: 2018-01-31
Dr Elisa Faraglia and Dr Matt Elliott are to speak at the CERF in the City 2018 event on The Risks in Financial Markets.

Workshop on Networks - Publication Date: 2017-04-04
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.

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
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

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