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portrait of Dr Levent Celik

Dr Levent Celik

Reader in Economics

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Economics

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Celik, L. (2014). Information unraveling revisited: Disclosure of horizontal attributes. Journal of Industrial Economics, 62(1), pp. 113–136. doi:10.1111/joie.12043.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Celik, L., Akoz, K.K. and Arbatli, C.E. Manipulation through Biased Product Reviews. The Journal of Industrial Economics.
  9. Celik, L., Karabay, B. and McLaren, J. Fast-Track Authority: A Hold-Up Interpretation. SSRN Electronic Journal. doi:10.2139/ssrn.3139181.
  10. Anderson, S.P. and Celik, L. Opaque Selling. SSRN Electronic Journal. doi:10.2139/ssrn.3521450.