Luca Righetti

About Me

I am a pre-doc research scholar at the University of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute. My background is in economics, and I am curious about all sorts of things to do with public policy and data science.

My research interests are currently centred around the long-term challenges facing humanity, specifically the governance of emerging technologies and institutional decision-making. To this end, I have done work on renewable energy (UK-China Cooperation on Climate Change), AI safety (Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative), and cyberspace (Harvard's Berkman Klein Center).

You can see my CV for more (and for balance also my "CV of Failures").

Outside my day job, I co-host a podcast called Hear This Idea (with Fin Moorhouse), where I get to talk to people a lot smarter than me. I care deeply about doing good better and am part of the Effective Altruism community. Sometimes, I also tweet and read.

The best way to contact me is via email — hello[at]lucarighetti[dot]com — I love meeting new people! If you want to grab a (virtual) coffee, do send me a message. You can also leave anonymous feedback, which is very useful to me.

Working Papers

A new perspective on decarbonising the global energy system
(with Matthew Ives et al. 2021. SSEE Report No. 21-04) [pdf]

Self-reinforcing Corruption: Evidence from the MPs Expenses Scandal
(with Julia Shvets; draft May 2020) [pdf] [data]

Towards Truthful Artificial Intelligence
(with Owen Cotton-Barratt et al.; draft forthcoming)

Other Projects

Tripos Care Package (Revision Materials)

For my undergraduate examinations, I created revision guides for all my modules. People have found these useful, so I making them available online. Please note that all documents were entirely written to pass my exams and do not reflect my actual opinions. There are some small mistakes, and note that the Cambridge syllabus has changed. Simply view this as increasing your 'revision budget set'.

📑 Part I: MicroMacroMetricsPoliticsEconomic History
📑 Part IIA: MicroMacroMetricsDevelopment
📑 Part IIB*: Micro (1,2,3,4) — Macro (1,2,3,4) — Pol.Dev.
*Incomplete due to Covid cancelling exams