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Dr Mehmet Ismail


Postal Address:

Department of Political Economy
King’s College London
Strand Campus
Bush House (North East Wing)
30 Aldwych
London WC2B 4BG







Telephone: +44 (0)20 7848 8790

Twitter: @DrMehmetIsmail

Room number: 9.13 Bush House (North East Wing)

Office Hours:
Monday 2-3pm
Wednesday 11am-12pm

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Mehmet Ismail is a Teaching Fellow in Economics in the Department of Political Economy.

He holds a PhD in Economics from Maastricht University. During his doctoral studies, he made a research visit for a semester to the Department of Politics at New York University.

Mehmet did his Masters in Applied Mathematics at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He was also educated for a semester at Bielefeld University as part of Erasmus Mundus QEM programme.

Research Interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Game Theory
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Decision Theory
  • Sports and contests



  • Advanced Economic Analysis
  • Principles of Economics (TA)

Peer-reviewed Articles

Selected media coverage: The Telegraph, Daily Mail, and The Sun

A demo of Catch-Up (copyrighted by New York University and Maastricht University) is available at

Working Papers

Work in Progress and Conference Report

  • Existence of Pure Equilibria in Two-Person Symmetric Zero-Sum Games (with Ronald Peeters)
  • A Dynamic Model of Presidential Primaries (with Nejat Anbarci, and Kutay Cingiz)
  • Inheritance game, in Yonatan Aumann, Jérôme Lang, and Ariel D. Procaccia (Eds.), Fair Division (Dagstuhl Seminar 16232), Dagstuhl Reports, vol. 6, no. 6, p. 19, 2016
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