Hello! I'm Selçuk (sell - chook)

 

My research focuses on game theory and its applications on mechanism and market design, dispute resolution, industrial organization, education and development economics.

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Selçuk Özyurt

Assistant Professor of Economics

 
Email:

ozyurt@yorku.ca 

Phone:

 

416 736 2100 - 20587

Address: 

York University

Department of Economics

Vari Hall, 1090

4700 Keele St. Toronto ON M3J 1P3

Canada

EXPERIENCE
 
2019-Present

Assistant Professor of Economics

YORK UNIVERSITY

Department of Economics

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

2017-2018

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Economics Group

Tepper School of Business

2015-2017

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Department of Economics

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

2009-2019

Assistant Professor of Economics

SABANCI UNIVERSITY

Economics Group

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

EDUCATION
 
2009

PhD in Economics

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Department of Economics

2003

MA in Economics

BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY

Department of Economics

2001

BS in Mathematics

BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY

Department of Mathematics

PUBLICATIONS
 

Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools

American Economic Review (forthcoming) 

with Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, Asim I Khwaja, and Niharika Singh

Building Reputation in a War of Attrition Game: Hawkish or Dovish Stance? 

The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (2016) 16: 797-816

Bargaining, Reputation, and Competition

Journal of Economic Behaviour & Organization (2015) 119: 1-17

Searching a Bargain: Power of Strategic Commitment

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, (2015) 7: 320-353

Audience Costs and Reputation in Crises Bargaining

Games and Economic Behavior (2014) 88: 250-259

A General Impossibility Result on Strategy-Proof Social Choice Hyperfunctions

Games and Economic Behavior (2009) 66: 880-892

with M. Remzi Sanver

An Impossibility for Strategy-Proof Resolute Social Choice Correspondences

Social Choice and Welfare (2008) 30: 89-101

with M. Remzi Sanver

WORKING PAPERS
 

Strategy-proof and Efficient Mediation: An Ordinal Market Design Approach 

with Onur Kesten

Deception, Exploitation and Lifespan of Buyer-Seller Relationship in Experience Goods Markets

“Take it or Leave it” Offers: Obstinacy and Endogenous Deadlines in Negotiations 

Wishful Players and Rationally Motivated Beliefs (work in progress)

Abstract: In this project I formalize a new, descriptively intuitive, and normatively appealing solution concept for finite-horizon extensive-form games. It is achieved by redefining the rational man paradigm and the concept of strategy. Three premises that generate the new paradigm are the following: (1) Players are wishful thinkers, (2) but not naive and seek to rationalize their beliefs, and (3) have the power to determine the path of the play. 

Measuring the Impacts of Interpersonal Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Skills Training on Academic Success: A Field Experiment with Fulya Türk (work in progress)

Abstract: This project implements a randomized controlled trial (RCT) experiment on 6th grade students in Gaziantep province of Turkey. The purpose of the project is to explore the impacts of Interpersonal Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution (ICMDR) skills training on academic success. Recent studies show that non-cognitive skills are as important as-or even more important than-cognitive skills or IQ in determining academic success and better economic outcomes later in life. There is growing attention from policymakers on how non-cognitive skills can be developed in children and young people. However, which non-cognitive skills should be targeted, how best to measure them, and how to prepare teachers to nurture them, remain open questions. ICMDR skills are inter-linked, non-cognitive skills and their impacts on children's academic success has not been established. This study will help us learn how these factors are correlated and guide us to inform policy makers for better design of curriculum in schools.

 
CONTACT ME

Phone:

416 736 2100 - 20587

 

Email:

ozyurt@yorku.ca 

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Selçuk Özyurt, PhD

Assistant Professor of Economics

 

YORK UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Department of Economics

Vari Hall, 1090

4700 Keele St. Toronto ON M3J 1P3 CANADA