Dr. Kenan Kalaycı


Senior Lecturer in Economics (with tenure), The University of Queensland

ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow

Visiting Scholar, The University of Oxford (2017-2018)


PhD in Economics, Tilburg University, 2011

BA in Economics, Sabanci University, 2005


A Minimum Effort Coordination Game Experiment in Continuous Time. Forthcoming, Experimental Economics, (with Ailin Leng , Lana Friesen and Priscilla Man). (pdf)

Confusopoly: Competition and Obfuscation in Markets. 2016, Experimental Economics (pdf)

Complexity and asset legitimacy in retirement investment. 2016, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, (with Alan Tse and Lana Friesen ). (pdf)

Complexity and Biases. 2016, Experimental Economics, (with Marta Serra-Garcia). (pdf)

Price complexity and buyer confusion in markets. 2015, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. (pdf)

Buyer confusion and market prices. 2011, International Journal of Industrial Organization, (with Jan Potters). (pdf)

Working papers

An experimental study of competition in two-sided markets (with Kian N. Loke and Stuart McDonald) (R&R, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization)

Team Gender Diversity in High-Stake Competitions (with Redzo Mujcic) (R&R,  Organization Science)

Costly voting: A Large-scale real effort experiment (with Marco Faravelli and Carlos Pimienta)


Algorithmic third-party advice in markets with complex goods (with Zhengyang Bao)

Do price limits and trading restrictions abate price bubbles? An asset market experiment  (with Zhengyang Bao, Andreas Leibbrandt and Carlos Oyarzun)

Unplanned absence (with Lana Friesen and Neil Paulsen)

Grants, awards, fellowships

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Australian Research Council, $358,000 (2016-2018)

Distinguished Teaching Certificate, UQ School of Economics, International Industry Economics (small postgraduate courses), 2015.

Excellence in Teaching Award, UQ School of Economics, Industrial Economics (small undergraduate courses), 2014.

UQ Early Career Research Grant, $20000 (2013-2014)

Distinguished Teaching Certificate, UQ School of Economics, Experimental Economics (small undergraduate courses), 2012.

Supervision and some links

I am always happy to supervise Masters, Honours or Phd students who want to use experimental methodology. Feel free to just drop by my office or send me an e-mail to make an appointment if you want to have a chat.

You can read here about the steps involved in doing an experimental economics thesis.

Additional links

My article on Confusopoly published at the Conversation.

My CV.

Some links to academic advice.

My former students.