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Professor Nejat Anbarci

PhD, University of Iowa, 1988

Professor of Economics


Nejat Anbarci received his PhD in Economics from the University of Iowa in 1988. He taught at U.S. universities until 2008 and in Australia afterward, prior to joining Durham University in August 2018. He published research articles at journals such as Quarterly Journal of Economics, Management Science, Journal of Economic Theory, International Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Economic Theory, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Experimental Economics, among others.


Research Interests

  • Economic Theory
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Political Economy

Research Groups


    Journal Article

  • Anbarci, N., Sun, C. & Ünver, M. U. (2021). Designing Practical and Fair Sequential Team Contests: The Case of Penalty Shootouts. Games and Economic Behavior 130: 25-43.
  • Anbarci, N., Rong, K. & Roy, J. (2019). Random-settlement arbitration and the generalized Nash solution: one-shot and infinite-horizon cases.. Economic Theory 68(1): 21-52.
  • Anbarci, N., Dutu, R. & Sun, C.-J. (2019). On the Timing of Production Decisions in Monetary Economies.. International Economic Review 60(1): 447-472.
  • Anbarci, N. & Feltovich, N. (2018). How fully do people exploit their bargaining position? The effects of bargaining institution and the 50–50 norm. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 145: 320-334.
  • Anbarci, N. & Roy, J. (2018). Double auctions with no-loss constrained traders. Theory and Decision 84(1): 1-9.
  • Anbarci, N., Gomis-Porqueras, P. & Pivato, M. (2018). Evolutionary stability of bargaining and price posting: implications for formal and informal activities. Journal of Evolutionary Economics 28(2): 365-397.
  • Anbarci, N. & Feltovich, N. (2018). Pricing in Competitive Search Markets: The Roles of Price Information and Fairness Perceptions. Management Science 64(3): 1101-1120.
  • Anbarci, N., Arin, K. P., Kuhlenkasper, T. & Zenker, C. (2018). Revisiting loss aversion: Evidence from professional tennis.. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 153: 1-18.
  • Anbarcı, N., Feltovich, N. & Gürdal, M Y. (2018). Payoff inequity reduces the effectiveness of correlated-equilibrium recommendations. European Economic Review 108: 172-190.
  • Habibur Rahman, M., Anbarci, N., Bhattacharya, P. S. & Ulubaşoğlu, M. A. (2017). The Shocking Origins of Political Transitions: Evidence from Earthquakes. Southern Economic Journal 83(3): 796-823.
  • Anbarci, N., Ghosh, S. P. & Roy, J. (2017). Information control in reputational cheap talk.. Games and Economic Behavior 106: 153-160.
  • Anbarci, N., Arin, K. P., Okten, C. & Zenker, C. (2017). Is Roger Federer more loss averse than Serena Williams?. Applied Economics 49(35): 3546-3559.
  • Rahman, M. H., Anbarci, N., Bhattacharya, P. S. & Ulubaşoğlu, M. A. (2017). Can extreme rainfall trigger democratic change? The role of flood-induced corruption.. Public Choice 171(3-4): 331-358.
  • Anbarci, N., Lee, J. & Ulker, A. (2016). Win at All Costs or Lose Gracefully in High-Stakes Competition? Gender Differences in Professional Tennis. Journal of Sports Economics 17(4): 323-353.
  • Anbarcı, N., Feltovich, N. & Gürdal, M. Y. (2015). Lying about the price? Ultimatum bargaining with messages and imperfectly observed offers. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 116: 346-360.
  • Anbarci, N., Dutu, R. & Feltovich, N. (2015). Inflation tax in the lab: a theoretical and experimental study of competitive search equilibrium with inflation.. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 61: 17-33.
  • Anbarci, N. & Katzman, B. (2015). A New Industry Concentration Index. Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy 34(4): 222-228.
  • Anbarci, N., Arin, K. P. & Lee, J. (2014). Gender differences in response to contingent rewards: Evidence from a natural experiment of junior tennis.. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 53: 131-137.
  • Anbarci, N. & Lee, J. (2014). Detecting racial bias in speed discounting: Evidence from speeding tickets in Boston.. International Review of Law and Economics 38: 11-24.
  • Anbarci, N. & Feltovich, N. (2013). How sensitive are bargaining outcomes to changes in disagreement payoffs? Experimental Economics 16(4): 560-596.
  • Anbarci, N. & Sun, C. (2013). Robustness of intermediate agreements and bargaining solutions. Games and Economic Behavior 77(1): 367-376.
  • Anbarci, N. & Feltovich, N. (2013). Directed search, coordination failure and seller profits: an experimental comparison of posted pricing with single and multiple prices. International Economic Review 54(3): 873-884.
  • Anbarci, N. & Sun, C. (2013). Asymmetric Nash bargaining solutions: A simple Nash program. Economics Letters 120(2): 211-214.
  • Anbarci, N. & Feltovich, N. (2012). Bargaining with random implementation: An experimental study. Games and Economic Behavior 76(2): 495-514.
  • Alkan, A., Anbarci, N. & Sarpça, S. (2012). An exploration in school formation: Income vs. Ability. Economics Letters 117(2): 500-504.
  • Anbarci, N., Escaleras, M. & Register, C. (2012). From Cholera Outbreaks to Pandemics: The Role of Poverty and Inequality. The American Economist 57(1): 21-31.
  • Anbarci, N., Hill, J. & Kirmanoglu, H. (2011). Institutions and Growth Volatility*. Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy 30(2): 233-252.
  • Anbarci, N. & Sun, C. (2011). Weakest collective rationality and the Nash bargaining solution. Social Choice and Welfare 37(3): 425-429.
  • Anbarci, N. & Sun, C. (2011). Distributive justice and the Nash bargaining solution. Social Choice and Welfare 37(3): 453-470.
  • Anbarci, N. & Ulubaşoğlu, M. A. (2011). Intersectoral size differences and migration: Kuznets revisited. The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development 20(2): 251-292.
  • Anbarci, N., Boyd, J., Floehr, E., Lee, J. & Song, J. (2011). Population and income sensitivity of private and public weather forecasting. Regional Science and Urban Economics 41(2): 124-133.
  • Anbarci, N. & Boyd, J. H. (2011). Nash demand game and the Kalai–Smorodinsky solution. Games and Economic Behavior 71(1): 14-22.
  • Anbarci, N. & Caglayan, M. (2010). Do institutions, inequality and cultural differences affect cadaveric versus live-kidney harvesting?. Economics bulletin 30(1): 10-19.
  • Anbarci, N., Escaleras, M. & Register, C. (2009). Traffic fatalities: does income inequality create an externality? Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique 42(1): 244-266.
  • Anbarci, N., Escaleras, M. & Register, C. A. (2009). The Ill Effects of Public Sector Corruption in the Water and Sanitation Sector. Land Economics 85(2): 363-377.
  • Anbarci, N. (2008). Relative Disagreement-Point Monotonicity of Bargaining Solutions. Atlantic Economic Journal 36: 293 - 299.
  • Escaleras, M., Anbarci, N. & Register, C. A. (2007). Public sector corruption and major earthquakes: A potentially deadly interaction. Public Choice 132(1-2): 209-230.
  • Anbarci, N. & Caglayan, M. (2007). Cadaveric vs. live-donor kidney transplants theoretical foundations of interaction between institutions and inequality. Public administration and management 12(2): 47-77.
  • Anbarci, N., Escaleras, M. & Register, C. (2006). Traffic Fatalities and Public Sector Corruption. Kyklos 59(3): 327-344.
  • Anbarci, N. (2006). Finite Alternating-Move Arbitration Schemes and the Equal Area Solution. Theory and Decision 61(1): 21-50.
  • Anbarci, N., Escaleras, M. & Register, C. A. (2005). Earthquake fatalities: the interaction of nature and political economy. Journal of Public Economics 89(9-10): 1907-1933.
  • Anbarci, N., Lemke, R. & Roy, S. (2002). Inter-firm complementarities in R&D: a re-examination of the relative performance of joint ventures. International Journal of Industrial Organization 20(2): 191-213.
  • Anbarci, N., Skaperdas, S. & Syropoulos, C. (2002). Comparing Bargaining Solutions in the Shadow of Conflict: How Norms against Threats Can Have Real Effects. Journal of Economic Theory 106(1): 1-16.
  • Anbarci, N. (2002). A simple two-axiom characterization of the Nash solution. OR Spectrum 24(2): 215-218.
  • Anbarci, N. (2001). Divide-the-Dollar Game Revisited. Theory and Decision 50(4): 295-303.
  • Anbarci, N. (1998). Simple Charaterization of the Nash and Kalai/Smorodinsky Solutions. Theory and Decision 45(3): 255-261.
  • Anbarci, N. & Yi, G. (1998). An iterative allocation mechanism in the edgeworth box. International Advances in Economic Research 4(3): 253-258.
  • Anbarcia, N. & Karaaslanb, M, E. (1998). An efficient privatization mechanism. The Journal of Policy Reform 2(1): 73-87.
  • Anbarci, N (1997). Noncooperative foundations for the kalai-smorodinsky and equal sacrifice solutions via prominence structures. Atlantic Economic Journal 25(4): 403-411.
  • Anbarci, N. (1995). Reference Functions and Balanced Concessions in Bargaining. The Canadian Journal of Economics 28(3): 675-682.
  • Anbarci, N. & Bigelow, J. P. (1994). The area monotonic solution to the cooperative bargaining problem. Mathematical Social Sciences 28(2): 133-142.
  • Anbarci, N. (1993). Noncooperative Foundations of the Area Monotonic Solution. The Quarterly Journal of Economics 108(1): 245-258.
  • Bigelow, J. P. & Anbarci, N. (1993). Non-dictatorial, Pareto-monotonic, cooperative bargaining. European Journal of Political Economy 9(4): 551-558.
  • Anbarci, N. (1993). Strategic vote manipulation in a simple democracy. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 20(3): 319-330.
  • Anbarci, N. & Yi, G. (1992). A meta-allocation mechanism in cooperative bargaining. Economics Letters 38(2): 175-179.
  • Anbarci, N. (1991). The Nash solution and relevant expansions. Economics Letters 36(2): 137-140.
  • Anbarci, N. (1989). The kalai/smorodinsky solution with time preferences. Economics Letters 31(1): 5-7.

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