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Research Interests

Experimental economics, networks, behavioural economics


A.B. Harvard University (Physics and Mathematics); M.Phil., D.Phil. University of Oxford (Economics)

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Gallo, E., Barak, D. and Langtry, A. Social distancing in networks: A web-based interactive experiment, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics vol 107 no. 102090 (2023)
Gallo, E. and Yan, C. Efficiency and Equilibrium in Network Games: An Experiment, Review of Economics and Statistics vol 105(6) (2023) pp. 1515–1529
Gallo, E., Riyanto, Y. E., Roy, N. and Teh, T-H Cooperation and Punishment Mechanisms in Uncertain and Dynamic Social Networks , Games and Economic Behavior vol 134 (2022) pp. 75-103
Barak, D., Gallo, E., Rong, K., Tang, K. and Du, W. Experience of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan leads to a lasting increase in social distancing, Scientific Reports vol 12 no. 18457 (2022)
Gallo, E. Communication Networks in Markets, European Economic Review vol 129 no. 103545 (2020)

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Gallo, E. and Langtry, A. Social networks, confirmation bias and shock elections, (2020) CWPE2099
Gallo, E. and Yan, C. Efficiency and equilibrium in network games: An experiment, (2015) CWPE1546
Choi, S., Gallo, E. and Kariv, S. Networks in the laboratory, (2015) CWPE1551
Gallo, E. Communication networks in markets, (2014) CWPE1431
Dessi, R., Gallo, E. and Goyal, S. Network Cognition, (2014) CWPE1462

Chapter in Book

Choi, S. Gallo, E. and Kariv, S. Networks in the laboratory, (2016) in the book: The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Networks - Oxford University Press

Recent Activities

Gallo quoted on AI dangers
Professor Edoardo Gallo has been quoted in an article on the existential risk posed by AI in an article in El Pais.
Published on - Monday 19th June 2023

Racism in Football
Dr. Edoardo Gallo was interviewed by Weekendavisen to discuss racism in football and his research on implicit discrimination.
Published on - Friday 16th July 2021

Election Shock: Social Networks and Confirmation Bias
The prominent role of social media in elections exacerbates the tendency of voters to disregard information contrary to their beliefs, according to two University of Cambridge researchers. Dr Edoardo Gallo and Alastair Langtry in the new working paper 'Social networks, Confirmation Bias and Shock Elections' suggest this behaviour risks shock election outcomes, and pushes fringe media organisations to take even more extreme standpoints.
Published on - Monday 2nd November 2020

Large Scale Experiments Webinar Series - Edoardo Gallo
Cambridge-INET, Prof. Sanjeev Goyal and Dr. Frederic Moisan are hosting a series of webinars on "Large Scale Experiments". The seventh webinar of this series will be given by Edoardo Gallo (University of Cambridge) on "Fines and Progressive Ideology Trump Informational Campaigns in Promoting Social Distancing" and will take place on Thursday 30th July 2020, at 2.00pm.
Published on - Tuesday 16th June 2020

Monetary Networks - Project
Dr Edoardo Gallo has been awarded a grant by the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) for a project on "Monetary networks". The project is led by Dr. Gallo as principal investigator (PI) in collaboration with Professor Maria Bigoni (University of Bologna) and Professor Gabriele Camera (Chapman University).
Published on - Sunday 24th May 2020

Cambridge Networks Day (CNDay)
CNDay is a one day, interdisciplinary meeting on complex networks and their applications organised by the Cambridge Networks Network. The event will be held on the 29th August 2019, from 9.30am-5.30pm, in Sainsbury Laboratory, Bateman Street, Cambridge and is supported by The Alan Turing Institute, Cambridge Big Data and King's College Cambridge.
Event Date - Thursday 29th August 2019

Research Grants

Monetary Networks (IFREE)
A Platform For Interactive Online Experiments (ISAAC NEWTON TRUST)

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Gallo, E., Social Networks Structure and Economic Outcomes (JHLF)
Gallo, E., UbiquityLab: A Platform for Large-Scale Online Experiments with Real-Time Interactions Among Participants * (JHLK)
Gallo, E., Monetary Networks (JHUR)

*co-finance with Newton Trust (Gallo - UbiquityLab)


Diploma Paper 1 - Microeconomics
MPhil F520 - Behavioural Finance
PHD 40 - How to do Economics

PhD Students


Darija Halatova
PhD Title: Essays in Experimental Economics
Rebecca Heath
PhD Title:
Research: Image Concerns and Online Social Networks
Christian Höhne
PhD Title:
Research: Experimental Economics, Political Economy, and Labor Economics


Darren Hoover
PhD Title:
Research: The Dynamics of Network Formation over Physical Spaces

Dr Edoardo Gallo

University Associate Professor

Research Group:
Microeconomic Theory

CV: Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Details
Room: 41
Office Hours: email appointments only
College: Fellow of Magdalene College