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Jerome is an assistant research professor at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), a research affiliate at the Center for Law and Economics at ETH Zurich, and a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. From 2011 to 2014, Jerome spent three years as a research fellow at the Berkman Klein Center, where he did most of his Ph.D. work.

Jerome is a social scientist operating at the boundaries between psychology, economics, law and human-computer interactions. In his research, he couples experimental and field data from several Internet-based environments, such as open source software development, Wikipedia, or online poker. His interest lies in uncovering how psychological and cognitive traits shape our behavior, with a particular focus on cooperation, peer production and decision making. At the Center, Jerome notably collaborates with Professor Yochai Benkler on the Cooperation project. He is also involved with the Mindsport Research Network, which he helped launch together with Professor Charles Nesson.

Jerome holds a B.A. in Economics and Finance from the University of Strasbourg, Master's degrees in International Economics and International Affairs from Sciences Po, and a Ph.D. in Economics completed at Sciences Po and the University of Strasbourg.

Jerome originates from the French region of Alsace. He has lived in France, Egypt, the U.S., Jordan, Switzerland and Lebanon. Jerome speaks French, English and Arabic, is heavily interested in public policy and international affairs, and enjoys cooking in his spare time.


Apr 9, 2013

First International Conference on Internet Science Featuring Berkman Faculty and Fellows

The First International Conference on Internet Science will take place in Brussels on April 10-11, 2013 with contributions of Berkman Center Faculty and Fellows.


May 1, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

The Law and Ethics of Digital Piracy

Evidence from Harvard Law School Graduates

When do Harvard law students perceive digital file sharing (and piracy) as fine?

Dec 3, 2013 @ 12:30 PM

Cooperation in a Peer Production Economy: Experimental Evidence from Wikipedia

Jerome Hergueux, Berkman Center Fellow

From Wikipedia to Open Source Software, Peer Production – a large-scale collaborative model of production primarily based on voluntary contributions – is emerging as an…

Feb 21, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

The Promises of Web-based Social Experiments

Jerome Hergueux, Berkman Center Fellow

In this talk, Jerome Hergueux will engage the audience in a discussion about the specificities, limitations and promises of web-based behavioral experiments for advancing social…