I am a research scientist at the CNRS and an associate professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, working in the Evolution and Social Cognition team, at the Institut Jean-Nicod, in the Department of Cognitive Sciences.
I am interested in using evolutionary and psychological approaches in the social sciences, in particular in economics and history.
More specifically, I use:
- Reciprocity theory (in particular partner choice) to explain why moral judgments and cooperative behaviors are based on considerations of fairness;
- Life-history theory to explain behavioral variability across culture, history, social classes and developmental stages;
- all of the above to explain why some public policies naturally work better
All my publications are indexed on Google Scholar.