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Current Position

Assistant Professor, Istanbul Technical University, 2015 – present


Ph.D., Economics, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2015

M.A.P.E., Economics, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2013

B.A., Economics (first class honors), University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 2008

B.Sc., Pure Mathematics (first class honors), University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 2008

Fields of Interest

Applied Microeconomic Theory, Transportation Economics, Market Design

Journal Publications

Free to Cruise: Designing a Market for Tradable Taxicab Rights”, Economics of Transportation, December 2018

“Regulation of the North American Taxicab Industry”, Ege Academic Review, June 2018

“An Empirical Analysis of Delays in the Turkish Airlines Network”, Journal of Air Transport Management, October 2017, with Resul Aydemir, Asil Buyukdagli, and Bulent Guloglu.

Book Chapters

“Regulatory Reform in Selected Network Industries: Lessons from Turkey”, in Industrial Policy and Sustainable Growth, 2017, with Sencer Ecer.

Working Papers

“Matching with Overlapping Quotas under Weak Preferences”, with Sinan Ertemel, November 2018

“Ordered Object Allocations”, with Mustafa Afacan and Sinan Ertemel, November 2018

“Causes of Delays in the US Airline Industry”, with Resul Aydemir, November 2018

“Centralization and Competition among Taxi Dispatchers: The effect of service quality”, October 2017.

Work in Progress

“An Alternative Mechanism for Matching with Overlapping Quotas”

“The Padding Paradox: Why Don’t Hub Airlines Pad Flights?”

“Competition Among Taxi Dispatchers Under Multiple Platforms”

“Coalitions and Strategy in Non-Atomic Games”

Graduate Thesis Advising

Kamil Ahmet, Master’s Thesis, In progress

Undergraduate Thesis Advising

Arda Can Aktürk, “Does Airline Connectivity Increase Schedule Padding?”, 2018

Selin Iplikci, “The Change in Taxi Demand after UberX Price Cuts”, 2018

Ela Güven, “The Effect of Airline Mergers on Service Quality”, 2018

Melisa Ülten, “The Effect of Weather on Delays in U.S. Air Transportation”, 2018


Bogazici University

Boston University

Istanbul Technical University

Ivey Business School

Middle East Technical University

TED University

TOBB University of Economics and Technology

Teaching Experience

Lecturer, Department of Economics, Istanbul Technical University

Industrial Organization

Transport Economics

Economics of Innovation and Technological Change

Industrial Economics

Principles of Economics

Lecturer, Department of Economics, Boston University

Economic Analysis of Legal Issues

Intermediate Microeconomics Analysis

Economics of Corporate Organization

Instructor, Summer Term, Boston University

Environmental Economics

Market Structure and Economic Performance