Trust and cooperation form many of the cornerstones of our collective lives – from economic exchange, to effective political participation, to support for the welfare state. However, our responsibilities towards each other are often derailed by the temptation to do what is best for ourselves or our parochial "in-groups."

How (some) societies manage to develop norms and institutions that solve these collective action problems is the central puzzle animating my research agenda.

Links to my articles and working papers can be found here.