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Review of Economic Design Nedim Okan Young Scholar Award

In collaboration with the Review of Economic Design and the Society of Economic Design, Murat Sertel Center initiated the Review of Economic Design Nedim Okan Young Scholar Award

The biennial prize has been created in memory of our alumnus Nedim Okan, who sadly passed away in 2021. It is awarded to the author of a paper published in the Review of Economic Design (RED). Those eligible for the prize are graduate students or scholars who received a Ph.D. degree at most five calendar years before the year the paper is submitted to RED. 

For the first edition of the prize, the jury consisted of Tommy Andersson (President, Society for Economic Design), Ayça Ebru Giritligil (director, Murat Sertel Center) and Hüseyin Yıldırım (co-editor in chief, Review of Economic Design). The prize was shared by Zhuoqiong Chen (Harbin Institute of Technology) and Hiroto Sato (University of Tokyo.) The award ceremony took place during the 13th Economic Design Conference held at the University of Girona on June 15-17, 2023.  


About Nedim Okan: 

Nedim Okan completed his undergraduate study in economics at Sabancı University. He became a graduate student of the M.Sc. Program in Economics at Istanbul Bilgi University and joined the BİLGİ Economics Lab of İstanbul (BELIS) research team. In his thesis, he experimentally investigated the effects of asymmetric law enforcement in a repeated public goods game. In 2019, Okan started his doctoral studies at the Berlin School of Economics. Having completed his courses at the DIW Graduate Center, he joined WZB for the research phase. Nedim Okan passed away on May 24, 2021.