I am a lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Economics at the University of Manchester and I received my PhD in Economics from Tilburg University. I will soon be joining the CREED group of the University of Amsterdam.

I am both a theorist and an experimental economist studying how incentive structures, competition and information affect performance of economic agents and the optimal design of economic mechanisms that maximise performance/welfare. My research agenda is two-fold: in one line of my research I investigate the optimal incentive mechanisms and effort provision in competitive/organisational environments (contests/tournaments) with  monetary and non-monetary prizes, with applications to labor markets, organisational economics and personnel economics. In another line of research, I study cooperative behaviour and trust between economic agents in finitely and infinitely repeated games with applications to industrial organisation and environmental economics.

Research Interests: Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Organisational
Economics, Industrial Organisation, Game Theory
Curriculum Vitae: CV
Contact Information:
Address: University of Manchester          Email: aysegulmermer{at}gmail{dot}com
              Department of Economics       
              Oxford Road, Manchester                    
              M13 9PL United Kingdom