Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Areas: International Relations; Political Economy; Conflict; International Political Economy; Institutions;
Ekrem Baser is a political scientist specializing in international relations and political economy. He studies solutions to commitment problems in the context of both conflict and cooperation. His research examines states' use (and abuse) of their reputations to alleviate commitment problems, microfoundations of states' international reputational concerns, institutional solutions to commitment problems, and the connection between commitment and information problems as explanations of bargaining breakdown. He uses game theoretic models in his theoretical work. He tests the implications of these theories using experiments and design-based observational approaches in contexts ranging from foreign direct investment, deterrence, political violence, public opinion, and public policy.
Before NYUAD, Ekrem obtained his PhD in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and MA in Political Science from Kent State University. He also holds an MA in Eurasian & Russian Studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a BSc in International Relations from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.