Founding Member

MINT, Istanbul

2004 - 2009


CV in Brief

M.A. & Ph.D. in Economics

University of California, Riverside

Isler O & Gächter S. (2022) Peer influence in honesty and cooperation. Journal of Economic Behaviour & Organization, 195, 75-86.

Bago, B., Kovacs, M., Protzko, … Isler O, … Matibag, C. J. (2022). Situational factors shape moral judgements in the trolley dilemma in Eastern, Southern and Western countries in a culturally diverse sample. Nature Human Behaviour, 1-16.                                              

Isler O, Rojas A & Dulleck U. (2022) Easy to shove, difficult to show: Effect of educative and default nudges on financial self-management. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 34, 100639. 

Van Bavel JJ, Cichocka A, Capraro V, … Isler O, … Hudecek MFC. (2022). National identity predicts public health support during a global pandemic. Nature Communications, 13(517)

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.  

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. 

Isler O, Yilmaz O & Maule J. (2021) Religion, parochialism and intuitive cooperation. Nature Human Behaviour, 5, 512-521. (open access link)

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.

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.

Isler O, Yilmaz O & Dogruyol B. (2020) Activating reflective thinking with decision justification and debiasing training. Judgment and Decision Making​, 15(6), 926-938.

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) 

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

Isler O & Gächter S. (2022) Peer influence in honesty and cooperation. Journal of Economic Behaviour & Organization, 195, 75-86.

Research Fellow

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

B.A. in Economics (with Distinction)

Yale University, New Haven


1999 - 2003

December 2018 -

Recent Publications

October 2017 -

External Fellow

CeDEx, University of Nottingham

Dr. Ozan Isler

Behavioural and Experimental Economist

October 2019 -