Professor of Economics
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. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.102.7.3317. 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2010.11.016. 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. https://doi.org/10.1162/qjec.2010.125.3.1349. 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. https://doi.org/10.1086/593333. 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.