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City, University of London
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I am an applied microeconomic theorist with primary research interests in industrial organization and international trade. Within industrial organization, I focus mainly on information disclosure and product design. Within international trade, my focus has been mainly on political economy aspects of trade policy determination. Previously, I was an Associate Professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow (2014-2019), and an Assistant Professor at CERGE-EI in Prague (2006-2014). I received my Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

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  1. Ph.D., University of Virginia, United States, 2007
  2. M.A., University of Virginia, United States, 2002
  3. B.A., Bogazici University, Turkey, 2000


  1. Reader, City, University London, 2019 – present
  2. Director of Postgraduate Studies, City, University of London, 2019 – present
  3. Associate Professor of Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2014 – 2019
  4. Assistant Professor of Economics, Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI), 2006 – 2014


Czech, English and Turkish.


Journal articles (10)

  1. Celik, L., Karabay, B. and McLaren, J. (2020). Fast-track authority: A hold-up interpretation. Journal of International Economics, 127. doi:10.1016/j.jinteco.2020.103392.
  2. Anderson, S.P. and Celik, L. (2020). Opaque selling. Information Economics and Policy, 52. doi:10.1016/j.infoecopol.2020.100869.
  3. Celik, L. and Karabay, B. (2016). Veto players and equilibrium uniqueness in the Baron–Ferejohn model. Theory and Decision, 81(1), pp. 33–52. doi:10.1007/s11238-015-9520-1.
  4. Celik, L. (2016). Competitive provision of tune-ins under common private information. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 44, pp. 113–122. doi:10.1016/j.ijindorg.2015.10.002.
  5. Celik, L., Karabay, B. and McLaren, J. (2015). When is it optimal to delegate: The theory of fast-track authority. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 7(3), pp. 347–389. doi:10.1257/mic.20140031.
  6. Anderson, S.P. and Celik, L. (2015). Product line design. Journal of Economic Theory, 157, pp. 517–526. doi:10.1016/j.jet.2015.01.014.
  7. Celik, L. (2014). Information unraveling revisited: Disclosure of horizontal attributes. Journal of Industrial Economics, 62(1), pp. 113–136. doi:10.1111/joie.12043.
  8. Celik, L. (2014). A More General Framework to Analyze Whether Voluntary Disclosure is Insufficient or Excessive. Review of Industrial Organization, 44(2), pp. 161–178. doi:10.1007/s11151-013-9409-5.
  9. Celik, L., Karabay, B. and McLaren, J. (2013). Trade policy-making in a model of legislative bargaining. Journal of International Economics, 91(2), pp. 179–190. doi:10.1016/j.jinteco.2013.09.001.
  10. Celik, L., Akoz, K.K. and Arbatli, C.E. Manipulation through Biased Product Reviews. The Journal of Industrial Economics.