Tamás David-Barrett











Tamás David-Barrett is a behavioural scientist, whose research asks what traits allow humans to live in large and culturally complex societies. He is especially interested in the architecture of social networks, and how these affect the way we build our societies. Tamás’s theory, Microfoundations, connects macro-societal demographic processes, like changing fertility, urbanisation, and migration, to structural dynamics of the society. This work brings biological and social science models under a shared umbrella.

Currently, Tamás is based in Oxford where he teaches at Trinity College, he is affiliated with the Population Research Institute in Helsinki, and is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Before becoming an academic, he ran a macroeconomic research consultancy and did research in 35 countries. He was educated in London, Cambridge, and Budapest.

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