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I am a lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Economics at the University of Manchester. I joined University of Manchester in Fall 2014 and received my PhD in Economics from Tilburg University in 2014.  I am both an applied theorist and an experimental economist with broad interests in behavioral economics, experimental economics, game theory and industrial organisation. My research agenda is two-fold: in one line of my research I investigate the optimal incentive schemes in contests/tournaments with  monetary and non-monetary prizes (optimal prize allocations) and effort provision of contestants, with applications to labor markets and organisational economics. In another line of research, I study cooperative behaviour and trust between economic agents in finitely and infinitely repeated social dilemma games with applications to Industrial Organisation.
 Contact Information:
 Address:     School of Social Sciences             
                  Arthur Lewis Building 3.005                    
                  University of Manchester                                   
                  Oxford Road                                   
                  Manchester  M13 9PL                   
                  United Kingdom

 Phone:      +44 0161 275 4862  
 Email:        aysegulmermer {at} gmail {dot} com