Atila Abdulkadiroglu

Professor of Economics

External Address: 
219B Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097
Phone: 
(919) 660-1800

Atila’s research focuses on mechanism design, market design and economics of education. His research has led to the design and implementation of better admissions policies in school choice programs in the US, including Boston and New York City. His research in economics of education focuses on on the impact of education on student achievement and factors that influence that impact and understanding demand patterns in schooling.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Rochester 2000
  • M.A., University of Rochester 1998
  • M.A., Bilkent University (Turkey) 1995
  • B.S., Bilkent University (Turkey) 1993

Abdulkadiroğlu, A, Angrist, JD, Hull, PD, and Pathak, PA. "Charters without Lotteries: Testing Takeovers in New Orleans and Boston." American Economic Review 106, no. 7 (July 2016): 1878-1920. Full Text

Abdulkadiroglu, A, Pathak, PA, and Walters, C. "Free to Choose: Can School Choice Reduce Student Achievement?." (December 2015).

Abdulkadiroglu, A, Angrist, JD, Narita, Y, and Pathak, PA. "Research Design Meets Market Design: Using Centralized Assignment for Impact Evaluation." (November 2015).

Abdulkadiroglu, A, and Bagwell, K. "Trust, Reciprocity, and Favors in Cooperative Relationships." American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 5, no. 2 (May 2013).

Abdulkadiroglu, A, Kuruscu, B, and Sahin, A. "Unemployment Insurance and the Role of Self-Insurance." Review of Economic Dynamics 5, no. 3 (July 2002): 681-703.

Abdulkadiroglu, A, and Soenmez, T. "Matching Markets: Theory and Practice." 2013.

Abdulkadiroglu, A, Angrist, JD, Hull, P, and Pathak, PA. "Charters Without Lotteries: Testing Takeovers in New Orleans and Boston."

Abdulkadiroglu, A, Angrist, JD, Narita, Y, and Pathak, PA. "Research Design Meets Market Design: Using Centralized Assignment for Impact Evaluation."

Abdulkadiroglu, A, Agarwal, N, and Pathak, PA. "The Welfare Effects of Coordinated Assignment: Evidence from the NYC HS Match." (March 2015). (Working Paper)

Abdulkadiroglu, A, Hu, W, and Pathak, PA. "Small High Schools and Student Achievement: Lottery-Based Evidence from New York City." (October 2013). (Working Paper)

Abdulkadiroglu, A, Che, Y-K, and Yasuda, Y. "Expanding "Choice" in School Choice." (2008). (Working Paper)

Abdulkadiroglu, A, and Chung, K-S. "Mechanism design with tacit collusion." (2002). (Working Paper)

Abdulkadiroglu, A, Pathak, P, Roth, A, and Sönmez, T. "Changing the Boston School Choice Mechanism." (Working Paper) Open Access Copy

CAREER: Theoretical and Practical Mechanism Design with an Emphasis on Public School Choice awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2011