Alexandros Rigos

Researcher

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economics

Keywords

  • Game Theory, Evolutionary Game Theory, Information Economics

Research

I work on Game Theory which is the mathematical study of strategic interactions.

My main body of research has focused on models of Evolutionary Game Theory which borrows ideas from Evolutionary Biology and brings them together with game-theoretical concepts to study the evolution of behavior in animals and humans. In particular I have looked into how non-uniform matching of individuals can lead to different behavior being selected for and how this can help cooperative and other socially-beneficial behavior survive. I have also identified environments in which, by endogenizing such matching processes, societies can pull themselveves out of inefficient outcomes (tragedies of the commons).

I also work on Information Economics and in particular on models of endogenous information acquistion. I have studied how agents that have strong incentives to co-ordinate and are not fully informed may pay very little attention to the economy's fundamentals when information is costly. This, in turn, can lead to outcomes being far from optimal from a social perspective.

Along with the aforementioned, I also have ongoing projects on Contests, and Information Transmission. Other interests include Experimental and Behavioral Economics, the Evolution of Social Norms and Institutions, and various topics in Mathematics.

Teaching

1. Teaching/Course responsibility:

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Responsible for the course

- Course name: Microeconomics – Individual Choice

- Course code: NEKP21

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- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): co-responsible for the course

- Course name: Advanced Microeconomic Analysis

- Course code: NEKN21

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2. Supervision of theses (including theses completed by Feb-19):

Undergraduate level (number of theses 2018): 1

 

Master level (number of theses 2018): 1

 

3. Examiner of theses (including theses completed by Feb-19):

Undergraduate level (number of theses 2018): 0

 

Master level (number of theses 2018): 0

 

 

4. Briefly describe development work in education – renewal of curriculum and/or pedagogical development:

Significant changes in NEKN21. Especially in the way that the course is being taught (almost exclusively on the whiteboard) and the points are being awarded (6 small assignments instead of 2 big assignments)

 

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Recent research outputs

Jensen, M. K. & Alexandros Rigos, 2018, In : International Journal of Game Theory. 47, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alexandros Rigos, 2018, 46 p. (Working Papers; no. 2018:30).

Research output: Working paper

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