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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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Research Output

  • 177 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 1 Conference proceeding

An economic analysis of ransomware and its welfare consequences

Hernandez-Castro, J., Cartwright, A. & Cartwright, E., 4 Mar 2020, In : Royal Society Open Science. 7, 3, 190023.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 2 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
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    19 Downloads (Pure)

    Investing in Prevention or Paying for Recovery - Attitudes to Cyber Risk

    Cartwright, A., Cartwright, E. & Xue, L., 23 Oct 2019, Decision and Game Theory for Security - 10th International Conference, GameSec 2019, Proceedings. Alpcan, T., Vorobeychik, Y., Baras, J. S. & Dán, G. (eds.). Springer, p. 135-151 17 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11836 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

    Open Access
  • 4 Downloads (Pure)

    Ransomware and reputation

    Cartwright, A. & Cartwright, E., 10 Jun 2019, In : Games. 10, 2, 15 p., 26.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    To pay or not: game theoretic models of ransomware

    Cartwright, E., Hernandez-Castro, J. & Cartwright, A., 2019, In : Journal of Cybersecurity. 5, 1, 12 p., tyz009.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    18 Downloads (Pure)