Biography

Primary interests:

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Art Markets

Most recent talks:

  • “Consumer Judgment” lecture, Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, UPenn Medical School.
  • "Can a $5 garage sale painting ever be worth $40 million? The Irresistible Economics of the Art World." Huntsman Program Preceptorial, Wharton. 
  • “Exploring the relationship between economics and art through Sol LeWitt” , Davis Museum, MA

Brief timeline:

  • 2012 Teaching: Introduction to Economics for Business Students at Wharton. 
  • 2013 Teaching: Art & Economics; Labor Economics. 
  • 2010-today: I write a behavioral economics blog for PsychologyToday.com. 
  • 2007: PhD in behavioral & experimental economics at Cornell University. My dissertation focused on self-control problems, especially on discovering ways to overcome procrastination.
  • 1999: Bachelor of Science in Economics at Koc University, Istanbul. 

Past teaching

  • 2011-2012: Wellesley College: Behavioral Economics, Economics of Art, Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • 2008-2011: Middlebury College: Experimental Economics, Economics of Strategy, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Introduction to Microeconomics
  • 2009 Summer: Koc University, Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • 2005-2006: Tepper School of Management at Carnegie Mellon University: Macroeconomics, Flex time MBAs
  • 2004-2005: Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University: Business Strategy, Graduate Level