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Professor, Economics Department


Ph.D. Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Dissertation "Three Essays on the Informational Aspects of Untrustworthy Experts, Elusive Agents and Corrupt Supervisors'''' Committee Co-chairs: Jeffrey Ely, Michael WhinstonCommittee Members: David Austen-Smith, Asher Wolinsky B.A. in Economics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey


Gorkem Celik teaches economics in the PhD, advanced masters, and MBA programs. Before joining ESSEC in 2009, he worked at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Gorkem is an economic theorist. He studies what type of economic institutions and mechanisms are needed to achieve specific objectives. His main focus is on settings where individuals hold relevant private information (such as the cost of providing a service or the value of using it), but are unwilling to reveal this information due to conflicting self interests. Gorkem uses game theory to understand how people react to different rules under different information structures. Gorkem''s research has been supported by the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Council of Canada and the European Commission through a Marie Curie Reintegration Grant. His research papers appear in academic journals including Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, and RAND Journal of Economics.
Research Statement

Research Areas


Primary: Contract theory, Economics of Information Secondary: Microeconomics, Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Positive Political Theory, Law and Economics

On-going Projects

Reciprocal Relationships and Mechanism Design, joint work with Michael Peters

Other Teaching Activities

2002 - 2009 - Assistant Professor, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Oct 2006-Aug 2007 - Visiting Assistant Professor, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey Oct 2015 - Dec 2015 - Visiting Professor, Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

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