Okan Yilankaya specializes in microeconomic theory, game theory and information economics.
Dr. Yilankaya worked first as an Assistant and then as Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure) at the Department of Economics, The University of British Columbia between 1999 and 2010, and at Koç University between 2010 and 2016. He holds a PhD in Economics from Northwestern University (1999) and a BA in Economics from Boğaziçi University (1994).
Dr. Yilankaya’s research has focused on auctions, mechanism design and evolutionary game theory. He has published in journals such as The Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior and Economic Theory.
Dr. Yilankaya is currently serving as the Graduate Program Director for the Master of Arts in Economics (MAE) program at NU, and invites bright and curious minds to apply to the MAE program.
For more information, please visit his web page.
Cao, X., Tan, G., Tian, G., Yilankaya, O., 2018 In : Economic Theory. 65, 2, p. 231-249
Resale in second-price auctions with costly participation
Celik, G., Yilankaya, O., 2017 In : International Journal of Industrial Organization. 54, p. 148-174
Optimal auctions with simultaneous and costly participation
Celik, G., Yilankaya, O., 2009 In : B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics. 9, 1,
Evolution of preferences
Dekel, E., Ely, J., Yilankaya, O., 2007 In : Review of Economic Studies. 74, 3, p. 685-704
Ratifiability of efficient collusive mechanisms in second-price auctions with participation costs
Tan, G., Yilankaya, O., 2007 In : Games and Economic Behavior. 59, 2, p. 383-396
Equilibria in second price auctions with participation costs
Tan, G., Yilankaya, O., 2006 In : Journal of Economic Theory. 130, 1, p. 205-219
A model of evidence production and optimal standard of proof and penalty in criminal trials
Yilankaya, O., 2002 In : Canadian Journal of Economics. 35, 2, p. 385-409
Nash equilibrium and the evolution of preferences
Ely, J., Yilankaya, O., 2001 In : Journal of Economic Theory. 97, 2, p. 255-272
Cooperation, secret handshakes, and imitation in the prisoners' dilemma
Wiseman, T., Yilankaya, O., 2001 In : Games and Economic Behavior. 37, 1, p. 216-242
A note on the seller's optimal mechanism in bilateral trade with two-sided incomplete information
Yilankaya, O., 1999 In : Journal of Economic Theory. 87, 1, p. 267-271