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Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Elliott, M., Georg, C-P. and Hazell, J. Systemic Risk Shifting in Financial Networks, Journal of Economic Theory, (2021) vol 191 no. 105157
Ambrus, A. and Elliott, M. Investments in Social Ties, Risk Sharing, and Inequality , Review of Economic Studies, (2021) vol 88(4) pp. 1624–1664
Agranov, M. and Elliott, M. Commitment and (in) Efficiency: A Bargaining Experiment, Journal of the European Economic Association, (2020) no. jvaa012
Elliott, M., and Galeotti, A. The Role of Networks in Antitrust Investigations, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, (2019) vol 35(4) pp. 614–637
Elliott, M., Goyal, S. and Teytelboym, A. Networks and Economic Policy, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, (Winter 2019) vol 35(4) pp. 565–585
Elliott, M. and Nava, F. Decentralized Bargaining in Matching Markets: Efficient Stationary Equilibria and the Core, Theoretical Econoimcs, (2019) vol 14 pp. 211–251
Elliott, M. and Golub, B. A Network Approach to Public Goods, Journal of Political Economy, (2019) vol 127 no. 2 pp. 730-776

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Elliott, M., Galeotti., A., Koh., A, and Li, W. Market Segmentation Through Information, (2021) CWPE2105
Elliott, M. and Talamàs, E. Bargaining Foundations for Price Taking in Matching Markets, (2020) CWPE2070
Chen, J., Elliott, M. and Koh, A. Capability Accumulation and Conglomeratization in the Information Age, (2020) CWPE2069
Elliott, M., Golub, B. and Leduc, M. V. Supply Network Formation and Fragility, (2020) CWPE2028

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

Project Syndicate: Supply-Shock Therapy
Research by Professors Matt Elliott and Vasco Carvalho into supply chain issues has been quoted in a timely feature on supply chain disruption and published by Project Syndicate.
Published on - Thursday 28th October 2021

Young Academics Networks Conference
Cambridge-INET are holding a three day conference that showcases young academics working in networks. The event will take place from Tuesday 1st - Thursday 3rd June 2021 and will be held online. See the event page for more details.
Event Date - Tuesday 1st June 2021 - Thursday 3rd June 2021

Nobel Prize for Economist Who Gave Marshall Lecture
Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson have been honoured with the Nobel prize for economics for their work on auction theory. Professor Milgrom visited the Faculty of Economics to give the Marshall Lecture in 2019, when he explained how the tools of game theory were applied to auctions. Dr Matthew Elliott looks at his work, that was instrumental in getting governments to use auctions instead of procurement, and how those auctions have enabled governments to raise revenue around the world.
Published on - Monday 19th October 2020

COVID Economics Alumni Webinar Series
Cambridge-INET and Dr. Meredith Crowley are hosting a series of public lectures for Cambridge Alumni. The third of these webinars "The Firms and Jobs Most Impacted by COVID", will take place on Friday 29th May 2020, at 1.00pm and feature talks by Dr Christopher Rauh and Dr Matthew Elliott. Please see the Cambridge-INET COVID Economics Alumni webinar series webpage for details.
Published on - Tuesday 12th May 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

Research Grants

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

The Janeway Institute for Economics

Coordinator for Networks, Crowds and Markets Research Theme

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Elliott, M., Free-Riding and Group Cooperation (JHOP)
Elliott, M., Ortoleva, P. and Agranov, M., Experts Opinions and Persuasion in Times of Uncertainty (JHUP)

COVID-19 Economic Research

Special Feature: Supply Chain Bottlenecks in a Pandemic
Supply Network Formation and Fragility


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

PhD Students


Felix Mylius
PhD Title:
Research: Search; Matching; Networked Markets
Alastair Langtry
PhD Title:
Research: Essays on Networks


Jin Deng Keith Chan
PhD Title: Inequality and Inefficiency in Markets
Research: Bargaining and Markets, Income Inequality, Game Theory
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
Research: Industrial Organization, Network Economics
Adrian Chung
PhD Title:
Research: Applied Economic Theory, Political Economy, and Industrial Organization

Professor Matthew Elliott

Professor of Economics

Research Group:
Microeconomic Theory

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Contact Details
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Office Hours:
2-3pm for undergraduates
3-4pm for graduate students