Associate Professor


Bachelor : Bogazici University, Mathematics, 1996
Master : Bogazici University, Economics, 1998
PhD : Boston College, Economics, 2005

Areas of Interest

Industrial Organization, Applied Game Theory, Market Microstructure, Finance

Short Biography

Rasim Ozcan, an Associate Professor of Economics, is the owner of the best paper by a younger scholar prize by the Industrial Organization Society in 2012. He taught several courses at different universities including Harvard University, Northwestern University, Boston College, Boğaziçi University, Koç University and Sabancı University. He has been serving as a consultant and an advisor for several years. He is an expert in applying game theoretic analyses to markets, strategic interactions between firms, and developing business strategies.

While at ERS Group, his engagements encompassed a wide range of economic, business strategic, antitrust, regulatory, and governance issues in a variety of industries. As a consultant he prepared expert reports for regulatory agencies and antitrust cases in courts, specifically on financial markets, telecommunications, natural gas and electric power markets; and provided advice on making strategic business decisions. He also advised participants of spectrum auctions in the U.S. and Canada and led them in their strategic decision making processes during these high stake auctions. He provided consulting services in forming business strategies and assessing market power in the aforementioned industries, and conducted competitive assessments of merger filings, and after-the-fact analysis of market manipulation.

Professor Ozcan has several published papers at leading academic journals as well as many nonacademic articles. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Boston College, and his M.A. in Economics from Boğaziçi University. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Boğaziçi University.


– Winner of the 2012 Best Article by a Younger Scholar” given by the Industrial Organization Society (2012)
– Journal of Applied Econometrics Volume in Tribute to Jean-Jacques Laffont and the Econometrics of Auctions Conference Award (2006), IDEI, University Toulouse
– Summer Dissertation Fellowship Award (2001), Boston College
– Full Ph.D. Scholarship (1998- 2003), Boston College