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About me

After gaining my PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2011, I joined the University of Sydney as a researcher in game theory. Since then I have worked…

list of papers

List of publications

Journal articles Coalitional stochastic stability, Games & Economic Behavior (2012). Recontracting and stochastic stability, Journal of Economic Theory (2012). Cheap talk and editorial control, BE Journal of Theoretical…

2015 JME KlausNewton

Stochastic stability in assignment problems

In a dynamic model of assignment problems, it is shown that small deviations suffice to move between stable outcomes. This result is used to obtain no-selection and almost-no-selection…

2015 PLOS-CB AngusNewton

Emergence of shared intentionality is coupled to the advance of cumulative culture

There is evidence that the sharing of intentions was an important factor in the evolution of humans’ unique cognitive abilities. Here, for the first time, we formally model…

2015 JET NewtonSawa

A one-shot deviation principle for stability in matching problems

This paper considers marriage problems, roommate problems with nonempty core, and college admissions problems with responsive preferences. All stochastically stable matchings are shown to be contained in the…

2015 JET NewtonAngus

Coalitions, tipping points and the speed of evolution

This study considers waiting times for populations to achieve efficient social coordination. Belloc and Bowles (2013) conjecture that coalitional behavior will hasten such coordination. This turns out to…

2015 EE HHKN

Is it a norm to favour your own group?

This paper examines the relationship between norm enforcement and ingroup favouritism behaviour. Using a new two-stage allocation experiment with punishments, we investigate whether in-group favouritism is considered as…

2015 JME Newton

Stochastic stability on general state spaces

This paper studies stochastic stability methods applied to processes on general state spaces. This includes settings in which agents repeatedly interact and choose from an uncountable set of…

2014 BETJE Newton

Cheap talk and editorial control

This paper analyzes simple models of editorial control. Starting from the framework developed by Krishna and Morgan (2001), we analyze two sender models of cheap talk where one…

2012 JET Newton

Recontracting and stochastic stability in cooperative games

An evolutionary style model of recontracting is given which guarantees convergence to core allocations of an underlying cooperative game. Unlike its predecessors in the evolution/learning literature, this is…

2012 GEB Newton

Coalitional stochastic stability

This paper takes the idea of coalitional behavior – groups of people occasionally acting together to their mutual benefit – and incorporates it into the framework of evolutionary…