Dr Matthew Smith
John Fell Fund Researcher
Matthew completed his PhD in international business and economics at the University of Greenwich in 2016, where he made use of advanced social network analysis techniques to inform on features of the global economy.
Broadly, his research interests focus on social network analysis, more specifically, the application of Exponential Random Graph Models (ERGMs) to explain how observed network structures emerge and multilevel network analysis. Currently, Matthew is working on a project that aims at testing hypotheses derived from theoretical models of cultural evolution to shed light on how individual factors and cultural transmission networks shape cultural change.