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., 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

Ambrus, A., and P. A. Pathak. “Cooperation over finite horizons: A theory and experiments.” Journal of Public Economics 95, no. 7–8 (August 1, 2011): 500–512. Full Text

Ambrus, A., E. Field, and M. Torero. “Muslim family law, prenuptial agreements, and the emergence of dowry in Bangladesh.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 125, no. 3 (August 1, 2010): 1349–97. Full Text

Ambrus, A. “Theories of coalitional rationality.” Journal of Economic Theory 144, no. 2 (March 1, 2009): 676–95. Full Text

Ambrus, A., and R. Argenziano. “Asymmetric networks in two-sided markets.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 1, no. 1 (February 1, 2009): 17–52. Full Text

Ambrus, A., and J. Weinstein. “Price dispersion and loss leaders.” Theoretical Economics 3, no. 4 (December 1, 2008): 525–37.

Field, E., and A. Ambrus. “Early marriage, age of menarche, and female schooling attainment in Bangladesh.” Journal of Political Economy 116, no. 5 (October 1, 2008): 881–91. Full Text

Ambrus, A., and S. Takahashi. “Multi-sender cheap talk with restricted state spaces.” Theoretical Economics 3, no. 1 (March 1, 2008): 1–27.

Ambrus, A. “Coalitional rationalizability.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 121, no. 3 (August 7, 2006): 903–29. Full Text