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.

Education

  • Ph.D., Princeton University 2003

Ambrus, Attila, Ben Greiner, and Anita Zednik. “The Effects of a ‘None of the Above’ Ballot Paper Option on Voting Behavior and Election Outcomes.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 277 (March 14, 2019).

Ambrus, Attila, and Aaron Kolb. “On Defining Ex Ante Payoffs in Games with Diffuse Prior.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 246 (March 31, 2018).

Ambrus, A., E. Chaney, and I. Salitskiy. “Pirates of the Mediterranean: An empirical investigation of bargaining with asymmetric information.” Quantitative Economics 9, no. 1 (March 1, 2018): 217–46. https://doi.org/10.3982/QE655. Full Text

Ambrus, Attila, Volodymyr Baranovskyi, and Aaron Kolb. “Supplementary Appendix to 'A Delegation-Based Theory of Expertise'.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 194 (February 8, 2018). Open Access Copy

Ambrus, A., E. Calvano, and M. Reisinger. “Either or Both Competition: A 'Two-Sided' Theory of Advertising with Overlapping Viewerships.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 8, no. 3 (August 2016): 189–222. https://doi.org/10.1257/mic.20150019. Full Text Open Access Copy

Ambrus, Attila, and Ben Greiner. “Democratic Punishment in Public Good Games with Perfect and Imperfect Observability.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 183 (August 26, 2015). Open Access Copy

Ambrus, Attila, and Kareen Rozen. “Rationalising Choice with Multi‐self Models.” The Economic Journal 125, no. 585 (June 2015): 1136–56.

Ambrus, Attila, and Yuhta Ishii. “On Asynchronicity of Moves and Coordination.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 185 (March 23, 2015). Open Access Copy

Ambrus, Attila, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, and Matthew Elliott. “Social Investments, Informal Risk Sharing, and Inequality.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 179 (March 16, 2015).

Pages

Ambrus, Attila, Volodymyr Baranovskyi, and Aaron Kolb. “A Delegation-Based Theory of Expertise.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, February 8, 2018. Open Access Copy

Ambrus, A., and G. Egorov. “Delegation and nonmonetary incentives.” Journal of Economic Theory, September 1, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jet.2017.06.002. Full Text Open Access Copy

Ambrus, Attila, and Georgy Egorov. “Supplementary Appendix to 'Delegation and Nonmonetary Incentives'.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, December 4, 2015. Open Access Copy

Ambrus, A., T. Ásgeirsdóttir, J. Noor, and L. Sandor. “Compensated Discount Functions: An Experiment on the Influence of Expected Income on Time Preferences.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid), March 1, 2015.

Ambrus, Attila, Ben Greiner, and Parag A. Pathak. “How Individual Preferences are Aggregated in Groups: An Experimental Study.” Unsw Australian School of Business Research Paper, June 18, 2014.

Ambrus, Attila, and Georgy Egorov. “Commitment-Flexibility Trade-Off and Withdrawal Penalties.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, March 1, 2012. Open Access Copy

Ambrus, A., E. J. Chaney, and I. Salitskiy. “Appendix for Pirates of the Mediterranean: An Empirical Investigation of Bargaining with Transaction Costs.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, December 22, 2011.

Selected Grants

Collaborative Research: The Economic Benefits of Investing into Social Relationships awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2018

Continuous-time Games With Asynchronus Moves: Theory and Applications awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2016

Collaborative Research: Estimating Compensated Discount Functions awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2013