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Chris Blex

DPhil Student

Chris Blex

DPhil Student


Holding a BSc in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Warwick and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, he has always been passionate about the intersection between cutting-edge quantitative methods and advancing social science research. In his Master’s dissertation he took a non-linear fat-tailed modelling approach to tackle questions in the carry trade and Peso problem.

Chris transferred his DPhil in 2019.

Research Interests

Fake news, computational propaganda, social data science, computational social science, machine learning, political polarisation in social media, echo chambers, opinion formation and dynamics

Positions at the OII

  • DPhil Student, October 2018 -




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