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CELIK Gorkem

Department : Economics
Professor
Campus de Cergy

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Biography

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 (2015)

Diplomas

  • 2002 : Ph.D. in Economics (Northwestern University, United States of America )
  • 1997 : B.A., Economics, with Highest Honors (Bilkent University, Turkey )

Career

    Full-time academic appointments

    • 2015 - Present : Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)
    • 2009 - 2015 : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)
    • 2002 - 2009 : Assistant Professor (University of British Columbia, Canada)

    Other Academic Appointments

      • 2010 - Present : Researcher (THEMA, France)
      • 2015 : Visiting Professor (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
      • 2006 - 2007 : Visiting Assistant Professor (Koç University Graduate School of Business, Turkey)
      • 2017 - 2021 : Head of the Economics Track (ESSEC Business School, France)

Awards

  • 1998 : Distinction in the "Preliminary Exams in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics," Department of Economics (Northwestern University, United States of America)
  • 1997 : Highest ranking in graduating class, School of Economic, Administrative and Social Sciences, (Bilkent University, Turkey)

Grants

  • 2011 : Researcher for “Equilibrium Rejection of a Mechanism,” Marie Curie Reintegration Grant, European Commission
  • 2006 : Principal investigator for “Participation in Mechanisms when the alternative is a Default Game,” joint project with Michael Peters. Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. SSHRC Standard Research Grant
  • 2000 : Robert Eisner Graduate Fellowship, Department of Economics, (awarded annually to a graduate student who has distinguished him/herself in both teaching and research) (Northwestern University, United States of America)
  • 1997 : University Fellowship (Northwestern University, United States of America)
  • 1993 : University Fellowship (Bilkent University, Turkey)

Journal articles

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Working Papers

Research activities

    Reviewer for a journal

  • Reviewer for American Economic Journal: Microeconomics; American Economic Review; Canadian Journal of Economics; Econometrica; Games; Games and Economic Behavior; International Game Theory Review; International Journal of Game Theory; International Journal of Industrial Organization; Journal of Development Economics; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; Journal of Economic Theory; Journal of Economics and Management Strategy; Journal of Mathematical Economics; Journal of Public Economic Theory; Mathematical Social Sciences; Mathematics of Operations Research; RAND Journal of Economics; Review of Economic Design; Review of Economic Studies; The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics. Advances; Theoretical Economics
  • Organization of a conference or a seminar

  • 2013 Co-organizer of the Workshop on Voting Theory and Elections, THEMA, France
  • 2005 Co-organizer of the Canadian Economic Theory Conference in Vancouver, Canada
  • 2003 Co-organizer of the Canadian Economic Theory Conference in Vancouver, Canada
  • Role as an expert or appraisor in a research organization

  • 2012 Reviewer for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)., Canada
  • 2010 Reviewer for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)., Canada
  • 2010 Reviewer for US National Science Foundation (NSF), États-Unis
  • Other academic activity

  • 2013 - 2017 : Member of the Scientific Comittee of LabEx MME-DII, France
  • 2011 - 2014 : Member of the Laboratory Council of THEMA, Université de Cergy Pontoise - CNRS, France

Theses

  • 2020 : FAZELI N. (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, First placement: Paris School of Business
  • 2015 : Choi Dong Ook (ESSEC Business School), Thesis jury member, First placement: Associate Fellow, Korea Development Institute
  • 2013 : Song Hui (ESSEC Business School), Thesis jury member, First placement: Assistant Professor - Shandong University
  • 2012 : Andreoli Francesco (ESSEC Business School), Thesis jury member, First placement: Post-Doc Researcher - CEPS/INSTEAD & University of Verona
  • 2009 : Wong Adam Chi Leung (University of British Columbia), Thesis jury member, First placement: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • 2008 : Willmore Chris (University of British Columbia), Thesis jury member, First placement: Senior Instructor - University of Victoria
  • 2005 : Kwong Lester (University of British Columbia), Thesis jury member, First placement: Brock University