Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc Middle East Technical University; MA Georgetown University; MA Kent State University; PhD University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research Areas: International Relations; Political Economy; Reputation and Trust; Institutions; Political Violence
Ekrem Baser works on how states in the international system overcome trust and commitment problems, focusing on reputation dynamics. His theoretical work relies on dynamic game theoretic models to examine the relationship between states’ reputations and their incentives to maintain them. Baser tests empirical implications of these theories in both IPE and conflict settings. He is also interested in institutional formation and change, and political violence.
He obtained his PhD in Political Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and MA in Political Science from Kent State University. He also holds and MA in Eurasian Studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a BSc in International Relations from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.