Edward Cartwright

Professor of Economics, De Montfort University

Edward Cartwright is a Professor of Economics at De Montfort University and Director of the Institute for Applied Economics and Social Value. His main research interests are in game theory and behavioural economics where he has published widely on topics around leadership and cooperation in small groups.

He is the author of a leading textbook on Behavioural Economics. Professor Cartwright has conducted pioneering research on the economics of cyber security, applying insights from game theory and behavioural economics to study ransomware, and cyber security in small organisations. This work has involved collaboration with a range of international partners from government, law enforcement and the private and voluntary sector.

Professor Cartwright is also passionate about improving the use of economic data for positive economic and social impact. He has supported the East Midlands Chambers of Commerce in setting up a Regional Business Intelligence Unit that has delivered a Collective Intelligence Skills Observatory. He has also led projects in Leicester to engage diverse voices in discussion of economic data and policy.

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