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Sabancı University, Department of Economics

Assistant Professor of Economics, 2009-present

Harvard University, Department of Economics (Visiting Scholar)

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow,  2015- 2017

Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, 2017-2018



New York University, Department of Economics, Ph.D. in Economics, 2009

Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics, M.A. in Economics, 2003

Boğaziçi University, Department ofMathematics, B.S. in Mathematics, 2001



Microeconomic Theory (Game Theory, Mechanism Design), Political Economy (dispute resolution),  Industrial Organization, Development Economics 



EC Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, 2015-2018

TUBITAK 2219 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program, 2015-2016

Istanbul Development Agency (ISTKA) Direct Operation Support, February-May 2013 

TUBITAK National Young Researchers Career Development Programme Grant, 2012-2014

EC Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant, 2010-2014

Louis-André Gérard-Varet Prize, the Association of Southern Economic Theorists (ASSET), 2009

Henry M. McCracken Fellowship, NYU. 2003-2008

Teaching and Research Assistanship, NYU. 2008-2009

Travel Grant, NYU. 2006 & 2007

C.V. Starr Center travel grant, NYU. 2007

Teaching Assistanship, Boğaziçi University, 2002-2003

Travel Grant, Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA), 2001



“Building Reputation in a War of Attrition Game: Hawkish or Dovish Stance?” The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics  (2016) 16(2): 797–816

“Bargaining, Reputation, and Competition,” Journal of Economic Behaviour & Organization (2015) 119: 1-17

“Searching for a Bargain: Power of Strategic Commitment,” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics (2015) 7(1): 320-353

“Audience Costs and Reputation in Crisis Bargaining,” Games and Economic Behavior (2014) 88: 250-259

“A General Impossibility Result on Strategy-Proof Social Choice Hyperfunctions,” with M. Remzi Sanver, Games and Economic Behavior (2009) 66: 880-892

“An Impossibility for Strategy-Proof Resolute Social Choice Correspondences,” with M. Remzi Sanver, Social Choice and Welfare (2008) 30: 89-101