Emel Filiz Ozbay

Associate Professor

Emel Filiz-Ozbay received her PhD with distinction from Columbia University in 2007 and joined the University of Maryland faculty in the same year. Her fields of interest are experimental and behavioral economics, decision theory, market design, and contract theory. She publishes her research in the leading economics journals. She conducts several auction and market design experiments to better understand the performance of different mechanisms. Her research also addresses the behavioral biases of agents in their decision making processes, and how those biases vary between agents and depending on the environment. One of her recent studies examines the effect of cognitive skills and personality traits on economic decision making in labor settings. In a different study, she and her co-authors experimentally show that lottery payments induce saving behavior of experimental subjects. She teaches microeconomic theory, behavioral economics, and experimental economics at the University of Maryland.

Areas of Interest:
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Economic Theory
Personal Website:
  • Ph.D. Columbia University, 2007
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
ECON427 Experimental Economics Spring 2017
ECON636 Behavioral Economics Spring 2017
ECON603 Microeconomic Analysis I Fall 2016
ECON868 Workshop in Industrial Organization Fall 2016
ECON427 Experimental Economics Spring 2016
ECON698A Selected Topics in Economics; Behavioral Economics Spring 2016
ECON603 Microeconomic Analysis I Fall 2015 Syllabus
  • Emel Filiz-Ozbay
4115C Tydings Hall
Department of Economics
Phone: (301) 405-3474
Email: filizozbay@econ.umd.edu
Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM