Selcuk Onay

Associate Professor

Contact InformationSelcuk Onay

Phone: 519-888-4567 x33987
Location: CPH 4329

Biography Summary

Selcuk Onay is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo.

His research interests are in behavioural and experimental economics, judgement and decision making, intertemporal choice, time perception, as well as decision-making under risk, uncertainty and ambiguity.

Apart from UWaterloo, Professor Onay is affiliated with the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He has contributed to several publications such as “The Effect of Temporal Distance on Attitudes towards Ambiguity”, “Goal Attainment as a Resource: The Cushion effect in Risky Choice above a Goal”, and “Intertemporal Choice under Timing Uncertainty: An Experimental Approach”.

Research Interests

  • Judgment and Decision-making
  • Intertemporal Choice
  • Decision-making under risk and uncertainty
  • Experimental Economics
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Time Perception

Education

  • 2007, Doctorate, Management, INSEAD
  • 2000, Master's, Economics and Statistics, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
  • 1998, Bachelor's, Mathematics, Koc University

Courses*

  • MSCI 211 - Organizational Behaviour
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • MSCI 712 - Decision Analysis Under Uncertainty
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • MSCI 263 - Managerial Economics
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Onay, Selcuk and La-ornual, Dolchai and Öncüler, Ayse, The effect of temporal distance on attitudes toward imprecise probabilities and imprecise outcomes, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26(4), 2013, 362 - 374
  • Onay, S., La-Ornual, D., and Onculer, A. (2013),“ The Effect of Temporal Distance on Attitudes towards Ambiguity,” Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26(4), 362-374. (Accepted in 2011)
  • Jeffrey, Scott A., Onay, Selcuk, and Larrick, Richard P., Goal Attainment as a Resource: The Cushion effect in Risky Choice above a Goal, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 23(2), 2010, 191 - 202
  • Onculer, Ayse and Onay, Selcuk, How Do We Evaluate Future Gambles? Experimental Evidence on Path Dependency in Risky Intertemporal Choice, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 22(3), 2009, 280 - 300
  • Onay, Selçuk and Öncüler, Ayse, Intertemporal choice under timing risk: An experimental approach, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 34(2), 2007, 99 - 121