Atila Abdulkadiroglu

Professor of Economics

External Address: 
219B Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097
(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.


  • 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. July 2016. Full Text

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

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