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Melis Kartal

PD Melis Kartal Ph.D.
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Assistant Professor (Tenure-track), Vienna University of Economics and Business

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  • Behavioral Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Political Economy


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Journal article

2021 Kartal, Melis. 2021. Building trust: The costs and benefits of gradualism. Games and Economic Behavior. 130 258-275. open access (Details)
2018 Kartal, Melis, Tremewan, James. 2018. An offer you can refuse: the effect of transparency with endogenous conflict of interest. Journal of Public Economics. 161 (May), 44-55. (Details)
  Kartal, Melis. 2018. Honest Equilibria in Reputation Games: The Role of Time Preferences. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics. 10 (1), 278-314. open access (Details)
2015 Kartal, Melis. 2015. A Comparative Welfare Analysis of Electoral Systems with Endogenous Turnout. Econ J 125 (587), 1369-1392. (Details)
  Kartal, Melis. 2015. Laboratory elections with endogenous turnout: proportional representation versus majoritarian rule. Exp Econ 18 (3), 366-384. (Details)

Working/discussion paper, preprint

2016 Kartal, Melis, Tremewan, James. 2016. An offer you can refuse: the effect of transparency with endogenous conflict of interest. (Details)
2015 Kartal, Melis, Müller, Wieland, Tremewan, James. 2015. Building Trust: The Costs and Benefits of Gradualism. (Details)


An economic analysis of belief in (fake) news: The role of cognitive skills, motivated reasoning, overconfidence, and institutions (2021-2025) (Details)
Evaluation of an Intervention for Disadvantaged Children in Viennese Primary Schools (2019-2021) (Details)
Gender-Biased Perceptions in Non-Cognitive Skills: An Experimental Analysis of Grit (2018-2019) (Details)