I am working as the lab manager of the Decision Lab
at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
and I am currently a Ph.D. candidate of Economics and Management at the University of Trento
and Cognitive and Experimental Economics Laboratory (CEEL)
I got my B.A. in Economics from Istanbul University
and M.Sc. in Economics from Istanbul Bilgi University
I worked previously as the lab manager at Bilgi Economics Lab of Istanbul (BELIS)
My Ph.D. dissertation, supervised by Luciano Andreozzi
and Matteo Ploner
, aims to investigate how social preferences are shaped by evolutionary processes.
As a general theme, my research is focused on the topic of cooperation, specifically on reciprocity and conditional cooperation. One particular application that I am interested in (and I find fascinating) is social production goods -such as open-source software, wikis, public guides and so on- which a large number unrelated individuals cooperate to produce those, oftentimes for public benefit.
For my research, I use methods from microeconomics, game theory, behavioral and experimental economics, agent-based modelling and social choice theory fields.
I am also interested in programming, especially related to experimental social sciences and data analysis. I have been using and teaching z-Tree for a while (check out my cheat sheet if you'd like
Recently we developed zBrac
,a tool to help translation and text editing of z-Tree files.
You can find my CV here
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