Currently, I am investigating the evolutionary basis of
economic behavior. In one project (joint work with Arthur Robson and Daniel
Monte) we look into the emergence of "Theory of Mind". In another,
Arthur and I explore how genetic and cultural evolution jointly determine risk
attitudes. I hope to continue along this vein in studying other economically
important characteristics, such as preferences, discount rates, and attitudes
to trust. The overriding aim of the research is a theoretical framework for how
genes and culture interact to shape economic behavior.