Hi! I am Chris Blex, a PhD candidate in Computational Social Science at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and a doctoral student at the Alan Turing Institute.
I am supervised by Dr Scott Hale and Prof Victoria Nash working on the effects of social media on political polarisation. My research centres on modelling and empirically determining phenomena such as fake news propagation, online echo chambers, and opinion dynamics.
PhD Candidate, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford (Balliol College) and Doctoral Student at the Alan Turing Institute 2018-2022
MPhil in Economics, University of Cambridge (Queens’ College) 2016-2017
Thesis: The Peso Problem, Fat Tails, and the Returns to Carry Trade (with Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti)
BSc in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), with Economics major, University of Warwick, First Class
Thesis: The Sound of the Stock Market: Noise Trading in Financial Bubbles (with Dr. Jonathan Cave)