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Research Interests

Game Theory, Microeconomics, Experimental Economics


Juan Block is College Assistant Professor at Clare College, and previously was a Janeway Fellow in Economics at the Faculty of Economics. 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 also 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

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Block, J. and Schneider, F-G., Named Strategic Choice in Repeated Games (JHUV)

COVID-19 Economic Research

Research Blog: Panic Buying Can be Rational Behaviour


PIIA Paper 1 - Lent - Economics of Uncertainty and Information
Diploma Paper 1 - Microeconomics
Phd10 - Economic Theory

PhD Students


Laura Araújo De Freitas
PhD Title:
Research: Development Economics, Game Theory, Political Economy and Economic History

Dr Juan Block

College Assistant Professor (Clare College)

Research Group:
Microeconomic Theory

CV: Curriculum Vitae

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