Attila Ambrus

Attila Ambrus

Professor of Economics

External Address: 
313 Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708

Professor Ambrus’ research focuses on a broad range of subjects including game theory, experimental economics, microeconomic theory, industrial organization, political economics, development economics and economic history. He has received various grants from the National Science Foundation. His most recent work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Econometrica, and Theoretical Economics.


  • Ph.D., Princeton University 2003

Ambrus, A., T. L. Asgeirsdottir, J. Noor, and L. Sándor. “Supplement to 'Compensated Discount Functions: An Experiment on the Influence of Expected Income on Time Preferences'.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 169 (March 1, 2015). Open Access Copy

Ambrus, A., and S. E. En Lu. “A continuous-time model of multilateral bargaining.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 7, no. 1 (January 1, 2015): 208–49. Full Text

Ambrus, A., and S. E. Lu. “Almost fully revealing cheap talk with imperfectly informed senders.” Games and Economic Behavior 88 (November 1, 2014): 174–89. Full Text

Ambrus, Attila, Markus Mobius, and Adam Szeidl. “Consumption Risk-Sharing in Social Networks.” American Economic Review 104, no. 1 (January 2014).

Ambrus, A., E. M. Azevedo, Y. Kamada, and Y. Takagi. “Legislative committees as information intermediaries: A unified theory of committee selection and amendment rules.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 94 (October 1, 2013): 103–15. Full Text

Ambrus, Attila, Yuhta Ishii, and James Burns. “Gradual Bidding in Ebay-Like Auctions.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 129 (September 5, 2013). Open Access Copy

Ambrus, A., and G. Egorov. “Comment on "Commitment vs. Flexibility".” Econometrica 81, no. 5 (January 1, 2013): 2113–24. Full Text

Ambrus, A., E. M. Azevedo, and Y. Kamada. “Hierarchical cheap talk.” Theoretical Economics 8, no. 1 (January 1, 2013): 233–61. Full Text

Ambrus, A., and B. Greiner. “Imperfect public monitoring with costly punishment: An experimental study.” American Economic Review 102, no. 7 (December 1, 2012): 3317–32. Full Text

Ambrus, Attila, László Sándor, and Hye Young You. “Testing an Informational Theory of Legislation: Evidence from the U.S. House of Representatives: Supplementary Appendix.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 122 (October 9, 2012). Open Access Copy