Onur Ozgur joined Melbourne Business School in 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Economics.

After completing his PhD in Economics at New York University, Onur held a number of research fellowships at international institutes, including CIRANO, CIREQ and CIRPÉE, and later worked at the Université de Montréal as an Assistant Professor of Economics.

Onur’s research has been published in leading journals, including the Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Economic Theory and more. His current research focuses on identifying and measuring the impact of social interactions on the risky behaviour of adolescents, such as smoking and drug and alcohol use.

Onur teaches Managerial Economics and Investments on the MBA programs.


Are bank capital ratios too high or too low? Incomplete markets, and optimal capital structure’, Gale, D & Özgür, O, 2005, Journal of the European Economic Association, vol. 3, no. 2–3, pp. 690–700.

Rational expectations equilibria of economies with local interactions’, Bisin, A, Horst, U & Özgür, O, 2006, Journal of Economic Theory, vol. 127, no. 1, pp. 74–116.

‘Local interactions’, Özgür, O, 2011, in Benhabib, J, Jackson, MO & Bisin, A (eds), Handbook of social economics, vol. 1A, North Holland, Amsterdam, pp. 587–644.

Dynamic linear economies with social interactions’, Özgür, O & Bisin, A, 2012, unpublished paper (mimeo) held by Université de Montréal and New York University, also a working paper lodged with the CIREQ, CIRANO research centres, with a revision requested by the Review of Economic Studies, and selected for David Levine’s Economic Theory News Working Paper Archive, the NSF-NBER Conference on General Equilibrium and Mathematical Economics and the Regular Program of the Canadian Econometrics Study Group.

‘Risk, uncertainty, and the entrepreneurial economy’, Amarante, M, Özgür, O & Phelps, ES, 2011, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Applied Financial Economics, Prachalias, C (ed), vol. 2, pp. 550–554.


Outstanding Teaching Award, CAS, New York University, 2003.

Fellow of the Educational Development Program, GSAS, NYU, 2003.

16th place in the Turkish Centralized University Entrance Exam (among about one million candidates), 1992.

Onur Ozgur
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS QUALIFICATIONS PHD, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY; MA, BILKENT UNIVERSITY; BA BOSPHORUS UNIVERSITY AREAS OF EXPERTISE Game theory, social and economic networks, economics of finance, information economics TOPICS Risk, financial crisis INDUSTRIES Higher education GEOGRAPHIES Australia, US, Canada, Turkey Contact: