Atila Abdulkadiroglu

Atila Abdulkadiroglu

Garonzik Family Professor

External Address: 
219B Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Duke Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
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., P. A. Pathak, and C. R. Walters. “Free to choose: Can school choice reduce student achievement.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 10, no. 1 (January 1, 2018): 175–206. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20160634. Full Text

Abdulkadiroǧlu, A., N. Agarwal, and P. A. Pathak. “The welfare effects of coordinated assignment: Evidence from the New York city high school match.” American Economic Review 107, no. 12 (December 1, 2017): 3635–89. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20151425. Full Text

Abdulkadiroğlu, A., J. D. Angrist, Y. Narita, and P. A. Pathak. “Research Design Meets Market Design: Using Centralized Assignment for Impact Evaluation.” Econometrica 85, no. 5 (September 1, 2017): 1373–1432. https://doi.org/10.3982/ECTA13925. Full Text

Abdulkadiroglu, Atila, Joshua D. Angrist, Yusuke Narita, and Parag A. Pathak. “Research Design Meets Market Design: Using Centralized Assignment for Impact Evaluation.” Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper, no. 2080 (March 6, 2017).

Abdulkadiroglu, Atila, Yeon-Koo Che, Parag A. Pathak, Alvin E. Roth, and Olivier Tercieux. “Minimizing Justified Envy in School Choice: The Design of New Orleans' OneApp,” March 2017.

Abdulkadiroǧlu, A., J. D. Angrist, P. D. Hull, and P. A. Pathak. “Charters without lotteries: Testing takeovers in New Orleans and Boston.” American Economic Review 106, no. 7 (July 1, 2016): 1878–1920. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20150479. Full Text

Abdulkadiroglu, A., T. Borgers, and F. Kojima. “Letter from the editors.” Review of Economic Design 19, no. 1 (January 1, 2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10058-015-0170-0. Full Text

Abdulkadiroglu, Atila, and Kyle Bagwell. “Trust, Reciprocity, and Favors in Cooperative Relationships.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 5, no. 2 (May 2013).

Abdulkadiroǧlu, A., J. D. Angrist, S. M. Dynarski, T. J. Kane, and P. A. Pathak. “Erratum: Accountability and flexibility in public schools: Evidence fromboston's charters and pilots.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 126, no. 4 (November 1, 2011): 2133–34. https://doi.org/10.1093/qje/qjr047. Full Text

Abdulkadiroǧlu, A., J. D. Angrist, S. M. Dynarski, T. J. Kane, and P. A. Pathak. “Accountability and flexibility in public schools: Evidence from boston's charters and pilots.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 126, no. 2 (May 1, 2011): 699–748. https://doi.org/10.1093/qje/qjr017. Full Text

Pages

Abdulkadiroǧlu, A., J. D. Angrist, Y. Narita, P. A. Pathak, and R. A. Zarate. “Regression discontinuity in serial dictatorship: Achievement effects at Chicago's exam schools.” In American Economic Review, 107:240–45, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20171111. Full Text

Abdulkadiroglu, Atila, and Tayfun Soenmez. “Matching Markets: Theory and Practice.” In Advances in Economics and Econometrics, Vol I: Economic Theory, edited by D. Acemoglu, M. Arellano, and E. Dekel, 3–47. CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2013.

Abdulkadiroglu, Atila, Joshua D. Angrist, and Parag A. Pathak. “The Elite Illusion: Achievement Effects at Boston and New York Exam Schools.” In Iza Discussion Paper, n.d.

Abdulkadiroglu, Atila, Joshua D. Angrist, Peter Hull, and Parag A. Pathak. “Charters Without Lotteries: Testing Takeovers in New Orleans and Boston.” In Iza Discussion Paper, n.d.

Abdulkadiroglu, Atila, Joshua D. Angrist, Yusuke Narita, and Parag A. Pathak. “Research Design Meets Market Design: Using Centralized Assignment for Impact Evaluation.” In Iza Discussion Paper, n.d.

Abdulkadiroglu, A., N. Agarwal, and P. A. Pathak. “The Welfare Effects of Coordinated Assignment: Evidence from the NYC HS Match,” March 2015.

Abdulkadiroglu, A., W. Hu, and P. A. Pathak. “Small High Schools and Student Achievement: Lottery-Based Evidence from New York City,” October 2013.

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

Abdulkadiroglu, A., and K. -. S. Chung. “Mechanism design with tacit collusion,” 2002.

Abdulkadiroglu, A., P. Pathak, A. Roth, and T. Sönmez. “Changing the Boston School Choice Mechanism,” n.d.

Selected Grants

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