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, Borgers, T, and Kojima, F. "Letter from the editors." Review of Economic Design 19, no. 1 (March 2015): 1-2. Full Text

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

Abdulkadiroğlu, A, and Sönmez, T. "Matching markets: Theory and practice." (January 1, 2011): 1-47. (Chapter) Full Text

Abdulkadiroǧlu, A, Angrist, JD, Dynarski, SM, Kane, TJ, and Pathak, PA. "Erratum: Accountability and flexibility in public schools: Evidence fromboston's charters and pilots." Quarterly Journal of Economics 126, no. 4 (2011): 2133-2134. Full Text

Abdulkadiroǧlu, A, Angrist, JD, Dynarski, SM, Kane, TJ, and Pathak, PA. "Accountability and flexibility in public schools: Evidence from boston's charters and pilots." Quarterly Journal of Economics 126, no. 2 (2011): 699-748. Full Text

Abdulkadiroǧlu, A, Che, Y-K, and Yasuda, Y. "Resolving conflicting preferences in school choice: The "boston Mechanism" reconsidered." American Economic Review 101, no. 1 (2011): 399-410. Full Text

Abdulkadiroǧlu, A, Pathak, PA, and Roth, AE. "Strategy-proofness versus Efficiency in Matching with Indifferences: Redesigning the NYC High School Match." American Economic Review 99, no. 5 (2009): 1954-1978. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pages

AbdulkadIroğlu, A, Angrist, JD, Narita, Y, Pathak, PA, and Zarate, RA. "Regression Discontinuity in Serial Dictatorship: Achievement Effects at Chicago's Exam Schools." May 2017. Full Text

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