Nabil Al-Najjar, Northwestern University



Recent Working Papers



Published and Forthcoming




Some research Themes:



Knight & Knightian Uncertainty


Frank Knight's intellectual influence has never been greater than it is today. Knightian uncertainty is invoked everywhere, from blogs to the foundations of decision theory, and everything in between. Numerous debates in finance, macroeconomics, and public policy center around this concept. But what did Knight actually say? Can they be integrated within Bayesian, probability-based models of decision making?



Large Populations, Aggregation, and the Law of Large Numbers


I have been working on this subject, on and off, since 1995. Some new papers are coming on this topic!



Influence and Pivotal Players


These are papers I wrote with Rann Smorodinsky on the concept of the “influence” of an individual in economic and strategic settings.