Philip Trammell
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Philip A.W. Trammell
ABOUT ME
I graduated from Brown University, where I studied economics and mathematics. I focused on microeconomic theory. When I'm not trying to be productive, I sometimes find myself writing, long-distance cycling, or oversleeping.

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RECENT DOINGS
Global Priorities Institute (University of Oxford)
·  Working on various research projects and outreach efforts at the intersection of economic theory and moral philosophy. (Concurrently: graduate student in economics at Oxford.)
Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance (University of Chicago)
·  Analyzed data for research projects on credit ratings and impact investing
Banter
·  Designed and built Banter, a web platform for understanding political controversies
NERA
·  Performed data analysis central to large financial litigation cases – primarily the Citibank ISDAFix rate manipulation case, since settled for $250MM
Attended Brown University
·  Magna cum laude (top 20% of class)
·  Senior thesis won award for best economics thesis my year
·  Research-assisted several distinguished professors, including David Weil, Jesse Shapiro, and Glenn Loury. At least some of them love me now
Interned at the Cato Institute
·  Worked for financial regulation scholar Dr. Mark Calabria, currently chief economic adviser to Mike Pence. Some of my work contributed (slightly) to a congressional testimony
·  Was one of two interns chosen to debate two Heritage Foundation interns about various issues, before an audience of over 1,000 people
·  Don't worry, I'm not a crazy libertarian
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Some other things I've done
·  Designed a font, which apparently got over forty thousand downloads at some point
·  Biked from New York to Providence (193 miles) in one day
·  Pledged to give everything I earn above $31,352/year (September 2019 inflation-adjustment) to the most effective charities possible [+]

I pledge to consume a maximum of $30,000 per year in September 2017 terms, following US inflation and 50% of the cost-of-living adjustment between Chicago (where I was in September 2017) and my current place of residence. Education and moderate work-related expenses do not count toward this maximum. I am also fortunate to have inherited savings which, on growing 2% per year, would cover a retirement at inflation-adjusted $30,000 per year. In the event of higher returns, the excess is donated; in the event of lower returns, donations slow until the gap is filled. Anything remaining after my death will be donated.
ABOUT ME
I graduated from Brown University, where I studied economics and mathematics. I focused on microeconomic theory. When I'm not trying to be productive, I sometimes find myself writing, long-distance cycling, or oversleeping.
CONTACT
pawtrammell@gmail.com
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RECENT DOINGS
Global Priorities Institute (University of Oxford)
·  Working on various research projects and outreach efforts at the intersection of economic theory and moral philosophy. (Concurrently: graduate student in economics at Oxford.)
Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance (University of Chicago)
·  Analyzed data for research projects on credit ratings and impact investing
Banter
·  Designed and built Banter, a web platform for understanding political controversies
NERA
·  Performed data analysis central to large financial litigation cases – primarily the Citibank ISDAFix rate manipulation case, since settled for $250MM
Attended Brown University
·  Magna cum laude (top 20% of class)
·  Senior thesis won award for best economics thesis my year
·  Research-assisted several distinguished professors, including David Weil, Jesse Shapiro, and Glenn Loury. At least some of them love me now
Cato Institute
·  Worked for financial regulation scholar Dr. Mark Calabria, currently chief economic adviser to Mike Pence. Some of my work contributed to a congressional testimony
·  Was one of two interns chosen to debate two Heritage Foundation interns about various issues, before an audience of over 1,000 people
·  Don't worry, I'm not a crazy libertarian
. . .
Some other things I've done
·  Designed a font, which apparently got over forty thousand downloads at some point
·  Biked from New York to Providence (193 miles) in one day
·  Pledged to give everything I earn above $31,352/year (September 2019 inflation-adjustment) to the most effective charities possible [+]

I pledge to consume a maximum of $30,000 per year in September 2017 terms, following US inflation and 50% of the cost-of-living adjustment between Chicago (where I was in September 2017) and my current place of residence. Education and moderate work-related expenses do not count toward this maximum. I am also fortunate to have inherited savings which, on growing 2% per year, would cover a retirement at inflation-adjusted $30,000 per year. In the event of higher returns, the excess is donated; in the event of lower returns, donations slow until the gap is filled. Anything remaining after my death will be donated.
Published papers
Trammell, Philip (2019). “Fixed-point Solutions to the Regress Problem in Normative Uncertainty”. Synthese, forthcoming. [Link]
Papers in progress
Weak Betweenness and Misleading Information [Link]
Discounting for Patient Philanthropists [Link, Video, Disbursement tool]
Other
Simplifying Cluelessness [Link]
Welfare Implications of Accelerating Long-Run Consumption Growth (a brief note) [Link]
A Research Agenda for the Global Priorities Institute [Link]
Decentralized Betting under Heterogeneous State-contingent Preferences [Link]
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Some informal thoughts
about economics, philosophy, effective altruism, and other stuff I know less about than I think I do








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