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Edwin Lock

Research Fellow
Nuffield College
University of Oxford

About me

I’m a research fellow at Nuffield College and a postdoc (Alex Teytelboym group) at the Department of Economics at Oxford University. My current research focuses on pricing and auctions, specifically determining the viability of mechanisms in the dual settings of social welfare and profit maximisation. This stimulating and active area of research has an abundance of open problems and deep implications for the world outside of academia.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I co-founded Test and Contain, a project to design and implement a resource-optimal testing and containment mechanism that helps protect the health and livelihoods of those hardest hit in low to middle income countries. This work was supported by an ACM GCEC’20 grant.

My Research

Prior to my doctoral studies, I completed a BSc in Mathematics (2012-2016) at Germany’s state distance learning university FernUniversität Hagen and an MSc in Mathematics and Computer Science (2017-2018) at the University of Oxford. I also hold a BA degree in Music (2008-2012) from the University of Oxford.

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