Mehmet S. Ismail

A short video about my recent research is available here.

Office hours (Autumn Term): 2-3pm Mon. and 11am-12pm Wed.

Room number: 9.13 Bush House (North East Wing)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Primary: Microeconomics, Game Theory, Fairness, Contests

Secondary: Political Economy, Behavioral Economics, Decision Theory


PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS AND ACCEPTED PAPERS

1. Making the Rules of Sports Fairer (with Steven J. Brams), SIAM Review, 60(1): 181-202, 2018. [pdf]

2. Catch-Up: A Rule That Makes Service Sports More Competitive (with Steven J. Brams, D. Marc Kilgour, and Walter Stromquist), American Mathematical Monthly, forthcoming. [pdf]

3. Catch-Up: A Game in Which the Lead Alternates (with Aaron Isaksen, Steven J. Brams and Andy Nealen) Game & Puzzle Design Journal, vol. 1, no. 2, 2015 [pdf]

Catch-Up is copyrighted by New York Univ. (75%) and Maastricht Univ. (25%)

Play demo: http://game.engineering.nyu.edu/projects/catch-up/ 


WORKING PAPERS

1. Stabilizing Cooperative Outcomes in Two-Person Games: Theory and Cases (with Steven J. Brams). [link]

2. Multi-Battle n-Player Dynamic Contests (with Nejat Anbarci, and Kutay Cingiz). [pdf]

3. Is Rationality a Personal Trait? A Paradox [pdf]

4. Optimin Equilibrium: An Extension of Maximin Strategies [pdf]

5. Equivalence Between Two-Player Symmetric Games and Decision Problems [pdf]


WORK IN PROGRESS AND CONFERENCE REPORT

1. Existence of Pure Equilibria in Two-Person Symmetric Zero-Sum Games (with Ronald Peeters)

2. Inheritance game, in Yonatan Aumann, Jérôme Lang, and Ariel D. Procaccia (Eds.), Fair Division (Dagstuhl Seminar 16232), Dagstuhl Reportsvol. 6, no. 6, p. 19, 2016 [pdf]









e-mail: mehmet.s.ismail@gmail.com