ESMT Berlin

Özlem Bedre-Defolie

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Applied microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and economics of competition and regulation.

In particular, pricing in two-sided markets, vertical relationships, contract theory, and antitrust issues related to buyer power.

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Prof. Özlem Bedre-Defolie received her PhD in Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) in Toulouse, France and also holds a MSc in Economic Theory and Econometrics from TSE. In 2009 she was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at École Polytechnique, Department of Economics, in Palaiseau, France. Prof. Bedre-Defolie's research interests are mainly topics in industrial economics, competition policy and regulation. In particular, game theoretic models of contractual relationships between vertically related firms, antitrust issues related to buyer power of some retailers vis-à-vis their suppliers, optimal pricing strategies and efficient trade mechanisms in platform markets, e.g., the payment card industry.