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Özlem Bedre Defolie

Full-time Professor - Joint Chair

Department of Economics

Full-time Professor - Joint Chair

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

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Cecile Marie Brière

Chiara Masini

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Turkish, English, French

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Özlem Bedre Defolie

Full-time Professor - Joint Chair

Department of Economics

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies


Özlem Bedre Defolie joined EUI on September 1, 2023. She is on leave from ESMT Berlin. She is a CEPR Research Fellow since December 2020 and a MaCCI Research Fellow since January 2022.

In addition, she serves as Associate Professor II (part-time position) at the University of Bergen and Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics (BECCLE) since August 2021. She is an Associate Editor at the RAND Journal of Economics since September 2020, co-editor at the International Journal of Industrial Organization since January 2023 and a Director at the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics since October 2020.

Her research areas are applied microeconomic theory and industrial organisation, with a focus on antitrust and regulation questions related to economics of multi-sided platforms, digital markets, multiproduct firms, and vertical contracts.

Özlem has been awarded the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (2020-2025) “Digital Platforms: Pricing, Variety, and Quality Provision”. She is also a Principal Investigator of the DFG (German Science Foundation) project entitled “Consumer Behavior and Search on Platforms” under research unit “Consumer Preferences, Consumer Mistakes, and Firms’ Response” (September 2023 - September 2027). She has taught various courses to MBA and Master's in Management students, as well as Microeconomics and IO courses in the PhD program of the Berlin School of Economics.

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  • Bedre-Defolie, Ö., and S. Sokullu.
    Estimating the implications of hybrid platform business model: The case of Amazon.

  • Bedre-Defolie, Ö., B-O. Johansen, and L. Madio.
    Design and governance of quality on a digital platform.

  • Anderson, S., and Ö. Bedre-Defolie (2019).
    Variety provision of a multiproduct monopolist.

  • Bedre-Defolie, Ö., M. Song, and U. Hannes (2018).
    Assessing the impact of payment card fee regulation.
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