Ayşe Gül MermerUniversity of Amsterdam, CREED
I am a post-doc research fellow at the Center for Research in Experimental Economics and Political Decision Making (CREED) at the University of Amsterdam. I am collaborating with Joep Sonnemans and Sander Onderstal. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from Center for Economics Research at Tilburg University under the supervision of Sigrid Suetens and Wieland Muller, where I was a member of the Behavioral and Experimental Economics Group. My research is on diverse issues, where I utilize both economic theory and experimental economics. My research mainly focuses on the determinants of cooperation and competition: how reward structures, information, and communication affect the behavior and preferences of individuals. In one line of research, I study how to optimally design rewards and bonuses in competitive environments in the presence of behavioral biases; and how such incentives shape individuals’ effort provision. In doing so, I integrate behavioral economics into economic theory to provide a theoretical backbone for explaining the observed effort provision. In another line of research, I explore how individuals cooperate in social dilemma situations.