Dr. Ogden’s work is in formal theory, with a particular interest in its applications to voting. He researches the impact which uncertainty, and the subjective beliefs which emerge from it, has on coordination and accountability within political and public institutions, such as elected offices, courts, the media, and policy-making bodies. More generally, he analyzes the robustness of these institutions to differing assumptions concerning human behavior that have been noted in the empirical literature.
Dr. Ogden has a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University, and a B.A. in Economics and Government from Colby College. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).