Microeconomics Seminars

For inquiries, please contact Nuh Aygün Dalkıran and Emin Karagözoğlu.

Unless otherwise stated, seminars are held on Wednesday at 14:00 in Room FEASS 228.


19.10.2016Begüm GüneyChoice and Games with Switching Costs
30.10.2016Tuğçe ÇuhadaroğluInterdependent Choice and Influence
14.12.2016Erol DoğanCommon learning on a continuum state space
16.12.2016Mehmet BarloSpillovers between Skilled and Low Skilled Labor
Migration in a Multi-Regional Setting
28.12.2016Muharrem YeşilırmakBonus Pay for AchievementTeachers, Spatial Sorting, and Student
29.03.2017Yusuf Ertaş"Two Essays on Bargaining Games"
12.04.2017Mert KimyaChoice, Consideration Sets and Attribute Filters
19.04.2017Michael RichterBreadth vs Depth (joint with S. Geng and L. Pejsachowicz)
24.05.2017Jeremy FoxGeographic Expansion Mergers and FCC Spectrum Policy: Estimating a Matching Game with Externalities


30/09/2015Swati Dhingra,LSEInput-Output Linkages and Product Adoption.
14/10/2015Özgür Yılmaz, Koç Üniversitesi How (not) to integrate blood subtyping technology to kidney exchange
Daniel Wilhelm, University of College London’Nonparametric instrumental variable estimation under monotonicity’
11/11/2015Levent Kutlu, Antalya International UniversityEstimation of Cost Efficiency Without Cost Data
02/12/2015Mustafa Yıldırım, İzmir Katip Çelebi UniversityPre-Contest Communication Incentives
09/12/2015Elif Kubilay, Koç UniversityAltruism through Empathy: Evidence from the Field
16/12/2015Kerim Keskin, Bilkent ÜniversityOrganizational Refinements of Nash Equilibrium
23/12/2015Takuro Yamashita, Toulouse School of EconomicsAsymmetric information allocation to avoid
9/03/2016Ipek Tapki Gursel, Kadir Has UniversityTBA
18/03/2016Ariel Rubinstein Tel Aviv University and NYU
23/03/2016Ayca Ebru Giritligil Bilgi University
30/03/2016Begum Guney Ozyegin University
06/04/2016Georg Weizsaecker Humbolt University of Berlin
13/04/2016Keith Head Univesity of British Columbia
20/04/2016Basak Altan Ozyegin University
22/04/2016David Levine WUSTL and EUI
27/4/2016Kfir Eliaz Tel Aviv University
04/05/2016Bard Harstad University of Oslo
11/05/2016Seda Ertac Koc University
18/05/2016Wojciech Olswezski Northwestern University


16 September,2014Nick Feltovich,
Monash University
" How fully do people exploit their bargaining position? The effects of bargaining institution and the 50-50 norm"
24 September, 2014Eyal Winter,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“Strategic Emotions”
1 October, 2014Levent Kockesen,
Koc University

''Communication and Allocation of Decisions over Time''
31 October, 2014Faruk Gul,
Princeton University

''Calibrated Uncertainty''
5 November,2014Takashi Kunimoto,
Hitotsubashi University

‘’Implementation with Transfers’’
12 November, 2014Orhan Aygun,
Bogazici University

‘’College Admission with Multidimensional Privileges: Brazilian Affirmative Action Case”
19 November, 2014Daniel Garrett,
Toulouse School of Economics

" Residual Deterrence"
24 December, 2014Shiran Rachmilevitch, University of Haifa ''Egalitarian-utilitarian bounds in Nash's bargaining problem''
30 December, 2014Marc Muendler,

''The Dynamics of Comparative Advantage''
10 February, 2015Eugene Jeong, Stanford University''Multidimensional Second-Price and English Auctions''
18 February, 2015Berk Yavuzoglu, University of Wisconsin-Madison''Labor Force Attachment Beyond Normal Retirement Age''
04 March, 2015Murat Yilmaz, Boğaziçi Üniversity"Dynamic Voluntary Contribution to a Public Project under Time-Inconsistency"
11 March, 2015Gary Bolton, University of Texas
"Inflated Reputations: Leniency and Moral Wiggle Room in Trader Feedback Systems"
24 March, 2015Eren İnci, Boğaziçi University''Parking is the permanent loss leader in shopping malls''
1 April, 2015Mürüvvet Büyükboyacı,
"On The Investment Implications of Bankruptcy Laws: An Experimental Test"
8 April, 2015Paul Frijters, The University of Queensland"Give and you shall receive: the emergence of welfare-reducing reciprocity?"
15 April, 2015Ethem Akyol, TOBB University“Allocation without Transfers: A Welfare Maximizing Mechanism”
22 April, 2015Sinan Ertemel, İTÜ“Welfare Egalitarianism under Uncertainty”
29 April, 2015Görkem Çelik, ESSEC‘’Recıprocal Relatıonshıps And Mechanısm Desıgn’’
6 May, 2015Eric Meyersson
“For the Love of the Republic - Education, Secularism and Empowerment''
20, May,2015Haluk Ergin
“Living Donor Lobar Liver/Lung Exchange”

2013-2014 Spring

28 JanuaryEzgi Kaya ( Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona ) / Job Market SeminarHeterogeneous Couples, Household Interactions and
Labor Supply Elasticities of Married Women
12 FebruaryIrem Guceri ( University of Oxford ) / Job Market SeminarTax incentives and R&D: an evaluation of the 2002
UK reform using micro data
13 FebruaryCihan Artunc ( Yale University ) / Job Market SeminarLegal Pluralism, Contracts, and Trade in the Ottoman Empire
25 FebruaryHuzeyfe Torun ( University of Virginia ) / Job Market SeminarEx-Ante Labor Market Efects of Compulsory
Military Service
26 FebruaryPelin Akyol ( The Pennsylvania State University ) / Job Market SeminarPreferences, Selection, and Value Added: A Structural
05 MarchRenato Gomes (Toulouse School of Economics)Competitive Screening under Heterogeneous Information
12 MarchEmre Ozdenoren (London Business School)Endogenous Contractual Externalities
19 MarchNenad Kos (Bocconi University)Information in Tender Offers With a Large Shareholder
26 MarchNeslihan Uler (University of Michigan)Experimental Departures from Self-Interest when Competing Partnerships Share Output’
02 AprilYusufcan Masatlioglu (University of Michigan)Limited Attention
09 AprilOzgur Kibris (Sabanci University)On Surplus-Sharing Rules in Partnerships
16 AprilMartin Kocher (University of Munich)An Anatomy of Ambiguity Attitudes
30 AprilMustafa Oguz Afacan (Sabanci University)The Object Allocation Problem with Random Priorities
07 MayNizar Allouch (Queen Mary, University of London)The cost of segregation in social networks
14 MayOkan Yilankaya (Koc University)Resale in Second Price Auctions with Costly Participation
21 MayFlip Klijn (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)A Many-to-Many `Rural Hospital Theorem'
28 MayRakesh Vohra (UPenn)On Fragmented Markets
30 MayJohannes Horner (Yale University)Optimal Design for Social Learning
4 JuneKevin Bryan (University of Toronto)The Direction of Innovation
11 JuneKevin Hasker (Bilkent University)The Emergent Seed: A Representation Theorem for Models of
Stochastic Evolution and two formulas for Waiting Time

2013-2014 Fall

25 SeptemberEray Cumbul (TOBB ETU / IESE)Stackelberg versus Cournot Oligopoly with Private Information
2 OctoberAlp Atakan (Koc University)Auctions, Actions, and The Failure of Information Aggregation
9 October
Alan Miller (University of Haifa)Scholarly Influence
6 NovemberShmuel Zamir (Center for Rationality, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)Representations of Constitutions Under Incomplete Information
20 NovemberAhmet Alkan (Sabanci University)Pairing Games and Markets
27 NovemberSergio Currarini (Università di Venezia)Games on Networks:
Direct Complements and Indirect Substitutes
4 DecemberMartin Weidner (University College London)
Incidental Parameter Bias in
Panel Quantile Regressions
18 DecemberSenay Sokullu (University of Bristol)Airport Prices in a Two-Sided Framework
25 DecemberSelcuk Ozyurt (Sabanci University)
'Take it or Leave it' Offers in Negotiations

2012-2013 Spring

March 20Mehmet Barlo, Sabanci University"Entropic Selection of Nash Equilibrium"
March 27Asher Wolinksy, Northwestern University "A Common Value Auction with Bid Solicitation"
April 17Serra Boranbay, University of Mannheim''Club Goods: Collective Choice or Competition''
May 08Alexander Cappelen, Norwegian School of Economics and Business"Over-attribution of individual responsibility"
May 15Jerome Pouyet, Paris School of Economics''Anticompetitive Vertical Merger Waves''
May 23Şule Alan, Koç University''Subprime Consumer Credit Demand: Evidence from a Lender’s Pricing Experiment''
May 29Sinan Sarpça, Koç University"Public Funding and the Competition Between State and Private Colleges"

2012-2013 Fall

3 OctoberCahit Güven (Deakin University)Age at Migration; English Language Proficiency and Adult Outcomes Among Australian Immigrants: Evidence From Hilda Survey
10 OctoberRoberto Weber (University of Zürich)Managing Social Credibility: An Experiment on Coordination and Leadership
19 OctoberUnal Zenginobuz (Bogazici University)Oates' Decentralization Theorem with Household Mobility
31 OctoberMehmet Ekmekçi (Northwestern Kellogg Business School)Informatıon ın Tender Offers Wıth a Large Shareholder
2 NovemberJean Laine ( Bilgi University)Consistent Collective Rankings
21 NovemberKerem Cosar ( Chicago Booth School of Business)Market Access and Regional Specialization in a Ricardian World
28 NovemberAbdurrahman Aydemir (Sabanci University)Turkish Immigrant Outcomes across European Destinations: Adult Labor Market Outcomes and School Success of Children
12 DecemberJerome Pouyet (Paris School of Economics)Anticompetitive Vertical Merger Waves
19 DecemberPeter Neary (Oxford University)Not so Demanding: Preference Structure,
Firm Behaviour, and Welfare
21 DecemberAriel Rubinstein (Tel Aviv University and New York University)A Model of Persuasion with Boundedly Rational Agents
26 DecemberIvan Pastine (UCD School of Economics)All-Pay Contests with Constraints
2 JanuaryMurat Kirdar (Middle East Technical University)Does Longer Compulsory Education Equalize Educational Attainment for Disadvantaged Groups?"

2011-2012 Spring

May 23Esra Eren Bayındır
May 16TBA
May 9Levent Ülkü
May 2Hadi Yektaş
(Zirve University)
April 25Nejat Anbarcı
(Deakin University)
April 18Arno Riedl
(Maastricht University)
April 11
Wiji Arulampalam
(University of Warwick)
March 28 Biung-Ghi Ju
(Seoul National University)
Fair Adjudication of Claims on Multiple Goods

2011-2012 Fall

January 04
Kerim Peren ArinNegotiating with terrorists: The costs of compliance
December 28 Mehmet Yiğit Gürdal
Truth-Telling and Trust in Sender-Receiver Games with Intervention
December 21
Rasim Özcan
(Türk Telekom and Koç University)
Public Procurement Auctions and Competition in Turkey
December 14
Uğur Özdemir
(Bilgi University)
Pass the Bucks: Investment Incentives as Political Credit-Claiming Devices:Evidence from a Survey Experiment
December 7 Sencer Ecer
(Istanbul Technical University)
Optimal Merger Policy-Variant Non-Price Strategies and Deterred Mergers
November 30 Alp Atakan
(Koç University)
Reputation in the Long-Run with Imperfect Monitoring
November 23 Ayça Özdoğan
"Sequential Diappearance of Reputations in Two-Sided Incomplete-Information Games"
October 19 Fernando Vega-Redondo
(European University Institute)
Social Networks, Institutions, and the Process of Globalization
October 12 Selçuk Özyurt
(Sabanci University)
Conflict Resolution: Role of Strategic Communication, Reputation and Audience Costs
October 5 Anita Gantner
(University of Innsbruck)
Division of a Dollar When Claims are Subjective