Huseyin Yildirim

Professor of Economics

External Address: 
205 Soc Sci Bldg, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
(919) 660-1805

Professor Yildirim's recent research concerns charitable giving, sequencing of bilateral negotiations, and the value of (non-)blind review. His papers have appeared in top economics journals such as American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, and RAND journal of Economics.


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

Paskalev, Z, and Yildirim, H. "A theory of outsourced fundraising: Why dollars turn into “Pennies for Charity” (Accepted)." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 137 (May 2017): 1-18. Full Text Open Access Copy

Krasteva, S, and Yildirim, H. "Information, competition, and the quality of charities." Journal of Public Economics 144 (December 2016): 64-77. Full Text

Name Correa, A, and Yildirim, H. "A Capture Theory of Committees." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, no. 239 (November 24, 2016).

Name-Correa, AJ, and Yildirim, H. "“Giving” in to social pressure." Games and Economic Behavior 99 (September 2016): 99-116. Full Text Open Access Copy

Yildirim, H. "Andreoni-Mcguire Algorithm and the Limits of Warm-Glow Giving." Journal of Public Economics 114 (January 1, 2014): 101-107. (Working Paper) Full Text Open Access Copy

Name-Correa, AJ, and Yildirim, H. "A Theory of Charitable Fund-Raising with Costly Solicitations." American Economic Review 103, no. 2 (April 2013): 1091-1107.

Krasteva, S, and Yildirim, H. "(Un)Informed charitable giving." Journal of Public Economics 106 (2013): 14-26. Full Text

Krasteva, S, and Yildirim, H. "Payoff uncertainty, bargaining power, and the strategic sequencing of bilateral negotiations." RAND Journal of Economics 43, no. 3 (2012): 514-536. Full Text

Krasteva, S, and Yildirim, H. "On the role of confidentiality and deadlines in bilateral negotiations." Games and Economic Behavior 75, no. 2 (2012): 714-730. Full Text

Taylor, CR, and Yildirim, H. "Subjective performance and the value of blind evaluation." Review of Economic Studies 78, no. 2 (2011): 762-794. Full Text