Dr Inés Moreno de Barreda
I am an Official Fellow and Tutor in Economics at St Peter’s and an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics. I joined St Peter’s in September 2014 after being a postdoctoral research fellow at Nuffield College for three years. Before coming to Oxford, I completed my PhD In Economics at the London School of Economics.
At St Peter’s, I give tutorials in Microeconomics to second-year students. This is one of the core subjects in Economics, and it is required in order to take many of the optional courses in the final year. I also give some tutorials to first-year and third-year students in areas related to microeconomics.
At the Department of Economics, I give undergraduate lectures to second and third-year students and graduate lectures in the MPhil programme.
My research focuses on problems related to asymmetric information in economic interactions. The asymmetry of information -the fact that different agents hold different pieces of relevant information- usually creates distortions and inefficiencies in interactions. I study the agents’ incentives to reveal information; the consequences of such asymmetric information and different ways to design interactions so that full revelation of information is achieved. This work can be applied to study interactions in Political Economy, Management and Competition policies among others.