Alper Arslan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Economics

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Hayri Alper Arslan joined the Department of Economics at UTSA in 2020. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Vanderbilt University. He previously worked in the Department of Economics at Queen’s University, Canada as a postdoctoral researcher.

Dr. Arslan’s primary area of research is Empirical Industrial Organization, Market Design, Revenue Management and Pricing, with particular focus on auctions, matching problems, and ticket markets.

He teaches intermediate microeconomics, econometrics, and industrial organization. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Econometric Society and INFORMS.

Research Interests

  • Empirical Industrial Organization
  • Market Design
  • Revenue Management and Pricing


  • Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
  • M.S. Sabanci University, Turkey
  • B.A. Bogazici University, Turkey


  • "Scoring a touchdown with variable pricing: Evidence from a quasi-experiment in the NFL ticket markets," with Necati Tereyağoğlu, and Övünç Yılmaz, Management Science, Vol. 69, No. 8, 2023, pp. 4435-4456.
  • "Data-driven sports ticket pricing for multiple sales channels with heterogeneous customers,"  with Easley, R. F., Wang, R., & Yılmaz, Ö. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2022, pp. 1241-1260.
  • “On the timing of auctions: The effects of Complementarities on bidding, participation, and welfare,” with Alex P. Arsenault-Morin, Matthew Gentry, Proceedings of the 24th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (2023)