Omer F. Baris

Position: Associate Professor

Education Background:

Ph.D. in Economics, Georgia State University (USA)


Research Areas

Micro economic theory, game theory and bargaining, public economics, behavioral economics, behavioral public policy, social choice and welfare economics, and public choice.

Research Output

Contact information

Dr. Omer F. Baris
Associate Professor of Economics
Graduate School of Public Policy
Room 4.016
Nazarbayev University
53 Kabanbay batyr Avenue
Astana, Kazakhstan 010000
Telephone: +7 7172 70 91 52

Omer F. Baris has joined the Graduate School of Public Policy as an Assistant Professor of Economics in 2013. Omer F. Baris received his PhD in economics with a specialization in public economics from Andrew Young School of Public Policy of Georgia State University in 2012.  He taught various economics and policy analysis courses at Georgia State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, both located in Atlanta (GA, USA), and at the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore.

His fields of teaching and research include microeconomic theory, game theory and bargaining, individual and social choice, welfare analysis, behavioral economics and behavioral public policy. He has conducted several experimental and applied research grants in Singapore and Kazakhstan. Some of his works appeared in the journals of World Development, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Theory and Decision, Managerial and Decision Economics, Cornell International Law Journal, World Affairs and Economic Papers.




  1. ‘Good Enough’ Governance in Post-Soviet Eurasia, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 24:4, 329-359, doi: 10.1080/13876988.2021.1893111 (with Colin Knox & Riccardo Pelizzo) (2022) 
  2.  Environmental enforcement and compliance in developing countries: Evidence from India. World Development, 117: 313-27. doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.02.001 (2019)
  3.  Timing effect in bargaining and ex ante efficiency of the relative utilitarian solution. Theory and Decision, 84(4):547–56. doi: 10.1007/s11238-017-9640-x (2018)