Hergueux, Jérôme, Dr.
Jerome is a postdoctoral researcher at the ETH Zurich and an affiliate researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
Jerome is a behavioral economist interested in the interplay between psychology and economics. In his research, he typically couples experimental economics with "big data" analysis to uncover how psychological and cognitive traits shape our behavior over the Internet, with a particular focus on online cooperation and peer production.
Jerome holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Strasbourg and Sciences Po, Master’s degrees in both International Economics and International Affairs from Sciences Po, and a B.A. in Economics & Finance from the University of Strasbourg.
Jerome originates from the French region of Alsace. He has lived in France, Egypt, the U.S., Jordan and Switzerland. Jerome speaks French, English and Arabic and is heavily interested in political economy and international affairs.
PUBLISHED & WORKING PAPERS
- “Social Preferences in the Online Laboratory: A Randomized Experiment” (with N. Jacquemet), 2015. Experimental Economics, 18 (2), pp. 251-283.
- “How does Religion Bias the Allocation of Foreign Direct investment? The Role of Institutions”, 2011. International Economics, 128, pp. 53-76.
- “Cooperation in a Peer Production Economy: Experimental Evidence from Wikipedia” (with Y. Algan, Y. Benkler and M. Fuster-Morell).
- “Leveraging the Honor Code: Public Goods Contributions under Oath” (with N. Jacquemet, S. Luchini and J. Shogren).
- “The Darker Side of Reciprocity” (with Y. Algan, Y. Benkler and E. Henry).
- “Social Motives and the Organization of Production: Experimental Evidence from Open Source Software” (with Y. Algan, Y. Benkler and E. Henry).