Dr. Ozan Isler

Behavioural and Experimental Economist

B.A. in Economics (with Distinction)

Yale University, New Haven

October 2017 -


2004 - 2009

Recent Publications


External Fellow

CeDEx, University of Nottingham

CV in Brief

Nurse, M S, Ross, R M, Isler, O & Van Rooy, D. (2021). Analytic thinking predicts accuracy ratings and willingness to share COVID-19 misinformation in Australia. Memory & Cognition. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-021-01219-5  

Isler, O, Flew, T, Erol, I & Dulleck, U. (2021). Market news and credibility cues improve house price predictions: An experiment on bounded rationality in real estate. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 31, 100550. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbef.2021.100550

Isler O, Gächter S, Maule J & Starmer C. (2021) Contextualised strong reciprocity explains selfless cooperation despite selfish intuitions and weak social heuristics. Scientific Reports, 11: 13868. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-93412-4 

Isler O, Yilmaz O & Maule J. (2021) Religion, parochialism and intuitive cooperation. Nature Human Behaviour, 5, 512-521. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-01014-3 (open access link)

Isler O, Yilmaz O & Dogruyol B. (2020) Are we at all liberal at heart? High-powered tests find no effect of intuitive thinking on moral foundations. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 92: 104050. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2020.104050

Isler O, Yilmaz O & Dogruyol B. (2020) Activating reflective thinking with decision justification and debiasing training. Judgment and Decision Making​, 15(6), 926-938. http://journal.sjdm.org/20/201008/jdm201008.html

Isler O, Isler B, Kopsacheilis O & Ferguson E. (2020) Limits of the social-benefit motive among high-risk patients: A field experiment on influenza vaccination behaviour. BMC Public Health, 20(240)

Isler O. (2020) Rational Actors. In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham.


Isler O. (2020) Resource scarcity. In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham.


​​Yilmaz O & Isler O. (2019) ​​Reflection Increases Belief in God through Self-Questioning among Non-Believers. Judgment and Decision Making​, 14(6), 649-657.


​​Isler O & Yilmaz O. (2019) Intuition and Deliberation in Morality and Cooperation: An Overview of the Literature. In J. Liebowitz (Ed.), Developing Informed Intuitants, Taylor & Francis. 


Isler O, Maule J & Starmer C. (2018) Is intuition really cooperative? Improved tests support the social heuristics hypothesis. PLoS ONE, 3(1): e0190560.


Research Fellow

BEST, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology

Founding Member

MINT, Istanbul

October 2019 -

1999 - 2003

December 2018 -

M.A. & Ph.D. in Economics

University of California, Riverside