CV

Mehmet Baç

Address (home): Sabancı University

Kampus Lojmanlari A5

Orhanlı, Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey 34956

(work): Sabancı University

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Orhanlı, Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey 34956

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Phone (home) : +(90) 216 4839754

(work): +(90) 216 4839257

Fax: : +(90) 216 4839250

e-mail: bac@sabanciuniv.edu

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Date/place of birth: November 8, 1960 / Ankara, Turkey

Citizenship: Turkey

Marital Status: Married

Languages: Turkish, English, French.

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EDUCATION

Ph.D. Economics (1990), Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada.

M.A. Economics (1986) Bogazici Universitesi, Istanbul, Turkey.

B.Sc. Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications (1983) ITU, Istanbul, Turkey.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1990-1992 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada.

1992-1998Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

1998-2002 Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

1999-2000 Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago.

2002-2004 Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey

2004-present Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey

2008-2013 Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey

TEACHING

Undergraduate: Intermediate and Introductory Microeconomics,

Intermediate and Introductory Macroeconomics,

Industrial Organization. Law and Economics

Graduate: Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization.

ADMINISTRATIVE

Membership in committees: Faculty Research Board, (Universite Laval), Recruitment (Universite Laval), Internal Promotion (Bilkent University). University Management Board, University Research Council, FASS Faculty Boards, Faculty Recruitment committee (Sabancı University).

Coordination: Organization of Ph.D microeconomics qualification exam,

Coordination of Introductory and Intermediate

Macroeconomics courses (Bilkent University).

Economics Programs Coordinator, (2002-2008); Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (2008-present) Sabancı University.

AWARDS

TUBA (Turkish Academy of Sciences) Young Investigator (tesvik) Award, 1999.

TUBITAK (Science and Technology Research Council of Turkey) Science Award, 2008.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member of the board of referees for the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Edward Elgar Publ. Co., 2000.

Member of the Econometric Society, Association for Comparative

Economic Studies, Royal Economic Society, American Law and Economics Association.

Associate Member of GREEN (Groupe de recherche en economie de resources naturelles, Universite Laval).

Referee for several professional journals, National Science Foundation USA, TUBA and TUBITAK.

Associate Editor, Journal of Economics, 2014-.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

Scientific committee member, 10th ICTE (CEPR-EBRD) conference ?Development, Institutions, Transition,? Istanbul, June 17-19 2005.

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Monographs: (1990) Three Essays on Sovereign Debt, unpublished Ph.D.

Thesis, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada.

(2008 revised) Economic Approach to Law, unplublished lecture notes, 250p. Sabancı University.

Refereed Journal Articles

(1993) ?Opportunism and the Dynamics of Incomplete Contracts,? International Economic Review 34, 663-683.

(1995) ?On the Term Structure of Sovereign Debt Contracts,? Review of International Economics 3, 174-185.

(1996a) ?Corruption and Supervision Costs in Hierarchies,? Journal of Comparative Economics22, 99-118. (Presented at the third meeting of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare, Maastricht, The Netherlands 1996; eleventh meeting of the European Economic Association, Istanbul, Turkey 1996).

(1996b) (with Horst Raff) ?Issue-by-Issue Negotiations: The Role of Information and Time Preferences,? Games and Economic Behavior 13, 125-134. (Presented at the ASSET Meeting, Alicante, Spain 1996).

(1996c) Incomplete Information and Incentives to Free Ride on International Environmental Resources, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 30, 301-315.

Beijer Institute Discussion Paper, 1995, no 60, Stockholm, Sweden. (Presented at the seventh world congress of the Econometric Society, Tokyo, Japan 1995).

(1996d) ?Incomplete Information and Incentives to Free Ride,? Social Choice and Welfare 13, 419-432.

(1996e) ?Corruption, Supervision and the Structure of Hierarchies,? Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 12, 277-298. (Presented at the Workshop on Economic Design, Marmaris, Turkey 1994).

(1997a) (with Horst Raff) ?A Theory of Trade Concessions,? Journal of International Economics 42, 483-504. (Presented at the European meeting of the Econometric Society, Uppsala, Sweden 1993, Mid-West International Economics Meeting, Wisconsin-Madison 1993).

(1997b) ?Bilateral Relationships Governed by Incomplete Contracts,? Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 153, 319-333. (Presented at the European meeting of the Econometric Society, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 1994)

(1998a) ?The Scope, Timing and Type of Corruption,? International Review of Law and Economics12, 101-120.

(1998b) ?Property Rights Regimes and the Management of Resources,? Natural Resources Forum 22, 263-269.

(1999a) (with Ismail Saglam) ?Managerial Defections, Promotion Criteria and Firm Growth,? International Journal of Industrial Organization17, 917-940.

(1999b) ?Grace Periods in Sovereign Debt,? Review of International Economics 7, 322-327.

(2000a) ?A Note on Efficient Signaling of Bargaining Power,? International Journal of Game Theory 29, 119-126.

(2000b) ?Signaling Bargaining Power: Strategic Delay versus Restricted Offers,? Economic Theory 16, 227-237.

(2000c) ?On-the-Job Specific Training and Efficient Screening,? Journal of Labor Economics 18, 681-701.

(2000d) ?Switching Costs and Screening Efficiency of Incomplete Contracts,? Canadian Journal of Economics 33, 1034-1048.

(2001a) ?To Invest or Screen Efficiently: A Potential Conflict in Relationships Governed by Incomplete Contracts,? International Journal of Industrial Organization 19, 567-588.

(2001b) ?Corruption, Connections and transparency: Does a Better Screen Imply a Better Scene?? Public Choice 107, 87-96.

(2001c) ?On Creating and Claiming Value in Negotiations,? Group Decision and Negotiation 10, 237-251.

(2001d) (with Parimal Kanti Bag) ?Law Enforcement and Legal Presumptions,? Journal of Comparative Economics. 29: 722-748. (Presented at the eighth world congress of the Econometric Society, Seattle, USA 2000)

(2002a) “On the Informational Content of Wage Offers,” International Economic Review. 43: 173-193.

(2002b) “Charitable Restricted Donations and the Cy-Pres Doctrine,” European Journal of Law and Economics. 14: 15-25.

(2002c) (with Parimal Kanti Bag) “Committee Decisions with Partisans and Side Transfers,” Theory and Decision. 52: 267-286.

(2003a) (with Parimal Kanti Bag) “Strategic Information Revelation in Fundraising,” Journal of Public Economics. 87: 659-679

(Presented at the eighth world congress of the Econometric Society, Seattle, WA 2000, Meeting of the Society for Economic Design, Istanbul Turkey 2000).

(2003b) (with Parimal Kanti Bag) “All-or-Nothing Verdict as a Screening Device,” Oxford Economic Papers 55: 536-559.

(2006a) (with Parimal Kanti Bag) “Beneficial Collusion in Corruption Control: The Case of Non-monetary Penalties,” Journal of Development Economics. 81: 478-499.

(2006b) (with Serkan Kucuksenel) “Two Types of Collusion in a Model of Hierarchical Agency,” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 162: 262-276.

(2007) “Optimal Supervision Intensity, Collusion, and the Organization of Work,” Canadian Journal of Economics 40: 317-339.

(2009a) “Generalized Trust and Wealth,” International Review of Law and Economics 29: 46-56.

(2009b) An Economic Rationale for Firing Whistleblowers,” European Journal of Law and Economics 27(3): 233-256. (previously circulated under the title (2003) “Why are Whistleblowers Fired?” presented at the Canadian Economic Association meeting, Toronto, Canada, 2004; Society of Labor Economists conference, San Francisco 2005).

(2009c) (with Serife Genç) “The French First-Employment Contract: Instrument for Efficient Screening or Kleenex Contract?” Journal of Economics 98: 77-88.

(2009d) (with Parimal Kanti Bag) “Graduated Penalty Scheme,”International Review of Law and Economics 29: 281-289.

(2010a) “The Interaction between Offenders’ and Victims’ Demands for Guns” Journal of Public Economics. 94: 337-343.

(2010b) (with Eren Inci) “The old-boy network and the quality of entrepreneurs,” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. 19: 889-918.

(2014)  “Opinion Expressions under Social Sanctions,” International Review of Law and Economics 38: 58-71.

(2015) “On the Selection Effects under Consent and Unilateral Divorce” American Law and Economics Review, 17: 43-86.

(2016) “The Expectation Effect of Fall in Divorce Costs,” International Review of Law and Economics, 47: 41-47.

REPRINTS, CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS

(1999a) “Corruption and Supervision Costs in Hierarchies,” reprinted as Chapter 7 in The Economics of Corruption and Illegal Markets, eds. J. Fiorentini and S. Zamagni, series: International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Edward Elgar Ltd. UK.

(1999b) “Corruption, Supervision and the Structure of Hierarchies,” reprinted as Chapter 6 in The Economics of Corruption and Illegal Markets, eds. J. Fiorentini and S. Zamagni, series: International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Edward Elgar Ltd. UK.

WORKING PAPERS

(1996b) (with Meltem Muftuler-Bac) “War, Peace and Cooperation: The Shadows of the Future and Misperceptions,” mimeo, Bilkent University.

(2001) (with Parimal Kanti Bag) “Cost-Effective Control of Corruption in Public Offices,” mimeo, Bilkent University. (presented at the North-American meeting of the Econometric Society, Montreal Canada, 1998)

(2005b) (with Serife Genç) “The Response of Reservation Wages to Layoffs can Improve Screening,” mimeo, Sabancı University.