Özlem Bedre Defolie

Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure) at European School of Management and Technology, Affiliated Associate Professor at University Of Bergen

Özlem Bedre Defolie is an Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure) at ESMT Berlin, an affiliated Associate Professor at University of Bergen, and a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). She received her PhD in Economics from Toulouse School of Economics, France, in 2009. She spent a year as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris before joining ESMT. Her main 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. 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, like online marketplaces. She is a member of the Board of Directors, BCCP Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies, Berlin, since April 2019, and a member of the Industrial Economics committee of the German Economic Association