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Research Interests

My current research falls mainly within industrial economics, public economics, behavioural economics and cybersecurity. 

Within the field of industrial economics my long-standing research interests are on issues related to leadership and research and development (R&D).

In terms of public economics and behavioural economics, the main focus of my work is to look at the provision of threshold public goods. In this research we combine both theory and experiments.

Another strand of work primarily focuses on the game theoretic analysis of conflict resolution where we address the question of how morality could be used to justify and legitimise state actions. 

As part of an inter-disciplinary team (spanning computer science, psychology, law and economics) I am working on issues around cyber security. Particularly, we are interested in ransomware as a business operation, studying the critical parameters for its success from the criminal’s perspective and any weak points that can be exploited as countermeasures by the authorities.

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balance theory Social Sciences
experiment Social Sciences
classroom Social Sciences
Duopoly Business & Economics
student Social Sciences
homework Social Sciences
Spillover Business & Economics
Monopoly Business & Economics

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Research Output 2002 2019

  • 143 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 9 Article
1 Citation (Scopus)
16 Downloads (Pure)

Impulse balance and framing effects in threshold public good games

Cartwright, E., Stepanova, A. & Xue, L., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Public Economic Theory. 21, 5, p. 903-922 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
balance theory

Economic Analysis of Ransomware

Hernandez-Castro, J., Cartwright, E. & Stepanova, A., 20 Mar 2017, In : ArxiV.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Economic analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Efficiency in a forced contribution threshold public good game

Cartwright, E. & Stepanova, A., Nov 2017, In : International Journal of Game Theory. 46, 4, p. 1163-1191 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Quantal response
5 Citations (Scopus)

The consequences of a refund in threshold public good games

Cartwright, E. & Stepanova, A., Sep 2015, In : Economics Letters. 134, p. 29-33 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


On the prisoner's dilemma in Ramp;D with input spillovers and incentives for Ramp;D cooperation

Burr, C., Knauff, M. & Stepanova, A., 2013, In : Mathematical Social Sciences. 66, 3, p. 254-261 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Prisoners' dilemma
Cournot competition