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Özlem Bedre-Defolie
Özlem Bedre-Defolie is an Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure) at ESMT Berlin since 2017, Associate Professor II (part-time position) at University of Bergen since 2018, and a CEPR Research Affiliate since 2017.

Özlem's research areas are applied Microeconomic Theory and Industrial Organization. She studies economics of multi-sided platforms, multiproduct firms, vertical contracts focusing on antitrust and regulation questions. Her research has been published in leading Economics, Marketing and Industrial Organization journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Marketing Science, International Journal of Industrial Organization. She has been awarded the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting grant (2020-2025) for her work investigating optimal variety and quality provision by digital platforms.

Özlem thought "Quantitative Methods" and “Competitive and Dynamic Pricing” courses to MBAs over several years. She has been regularly teaching "Business Economics" and "Matchmakers in the Digital Economy" courses to MBAs, and also to Master and Management Students. She has also thought "Matchmakers in the Digital Economy" in an online-blended format to the Telecom MBA students. At the PhD program of Berlin School of Economics (BSE), which used to be BDPEMS, she thought a part of "Industrial Organisation/Management Science II" and a part of "Regulation in Product Markets" courses regularly. She has been regularly teaching a part of "Microeconomics II" course at the PhD program of BSE.

Özlem joined ESMT Berlin in January 2010 as an Assistant Professor. She received her PhD in Economics (with highest distinction) from Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) in France and also holds MSc in Economic Theory and Econometrics from TSE. Before moving to Toulouse, Özlem obtained a BA in Economics and BSc in Mathematics from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Before joining ESMT she spent a year in Paris as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Ecole Polytechnique, Business Chair. During the first two years of her appointment at ESMT she worked as a part-time visiting scholar in the research department of the Financial Stability Wing of Norges Bank (the central bank of Norway).
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Özlem Bedre-Defolie

+49 30 212 31-1531

Associate Professor of Economics, ESMT Berlin

  • PhD (University of Toulouse 1)
  • MSc (University of Toulouse 1)
  • BA (Boğaziçi University)
  • BSc (Boğaziçi University)