Oliver Hauser

As a Ph.D. student at Harvard, I investigate the phenomena of cooperation and pro-sociality in behavioural experiments and mathematical biology at the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics.

I'm also a Research Fellow at the UK Cabinet Office's Behavioural Insights Team, a 2014 Tobin Fellow, and an Affiliate of Harvard BIG. In addition, I currently sit on the Board of Directors of the Harvard / MIT COOP and advise undergraduate students at Eliot House.

In my spare time, I practice Aikido, scull on the Boston Charles River, and travel around the world. On my adventures, I'm accompanied by my wonderful wife Emily, an author of historical fiction and researcher in Classics.


Hauser*, Rand*, Peysakhovich & Nowak. Cooperating with the future. Nature 511, 220–223 (2014).
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Hauser, Nowak & Rand. Punishment does not promote cooperation under exploration dynamics if anti-social punishment is possible J. Theor. Biol. 360 163-171 (2014).

Hauser, Traulsen & Nowak. Heterogeneity in background fitness acts as a suppressor of selection. J. Theor. Biol. 343 178–185 (2014).