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VITÆ

SERDAR DALKIR, Ph. D.

MiCRA Microeconomic Consulting and Research Associates, Inc.

1155 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 900, Washington DC, 20036

Phone: (202) 467-2514

Fax: (202) 296-1915

E-mail: sd@micradc.com

Web: http://members.tripod.com/dalkir/

 

EDUCATION

1987-1995: Ph.D. and MA in Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca. Fields: Industrial Organization, Economic Theory.

1984-1987: MS in Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara. Concentration: Development Economics.

1980-1984: BS in Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara.

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Financial Decision-Making, George Washington University, Department of Finance, Spring 1997. (Graduate level corporate finance course.)

Logistic Regression, University of Maryland at College Park, Department of Statistics, February 1999. (Short technical course.)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

8/1996-Present: Economist at Micra Microeconomic Consulting and Research Associates, Inc.

Recent cases:

Other work:

7/1993-6/1996: Consultant to the Operations Evaluation Department (OED) of The World Bank, to help evaluate the World Bank approach to trade, finance and industry policies of the member countries. Specific projects included evaluations of privatization, industrial restructuring, and financial reform policies in member countries.

 

PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS

"Merger Synergies and Antitrust Policy: a Simulation Approach." Accepted for presentation in European Network on Industrial Policy (EUNIP) 2000 Fourth Annual Conference, Competition and Antitrust Policy section (with Robert T. Masson).

"Mergers in Noncooperative Auction Markets: The Effects of Mergers on Prices and Efficiency," International Journal of Industrial Organization vol. 18 issue 3, 2000 (with John W. Logan and Robert T. Masson). (Abstract)

"Prices, Market Definition, and the Effects of Merger: Staples-Office Depot (1997)," in John E. Kwoka and Lawrence J. White (Eds.) The Antitrust Revolution: Economics, Competition, and Policy (Third Edition), Oxford University Press, 1998 (with Frederick R. Warren-Boulton).

"Unilateral Price Effects: Staples and Office Depot," M&A Lawyer, June 1998 (with Frederick R. Warren-Boulton).

"How Do You Know an Office Superstore? Staples and Office Depot," Antitrust Policy: An On-Line Resource Linking Economic Research, Policy and Cases, 1998 (with Frederick R. Warren-Boulton).

"Staples and Office Depot: An Event-Probability Case Study," mimeo, 1998 (with Frederick R. Warren-Boulton).

"A Note on Interest and Value as Inspired by Aristophanes," METU Studies in Development, vol. 12, no. 3-4, 1985, pp. 353-57.

 

CONTRIBUTED STUDIES

Financial Sector Reform: A Review of World Bank Assistance, World Bank, 1998. (Abstract)

Industrial Restructuring: World Bank Experience, Future Challenges, World Bank, 1996. (OED Précis No. 103)

World Bank Assistance to Privatization in Developing Countries, World Bank Report (No. 13273), 1994. (OED Précis No. 82)

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member, Editorial Board, Antitrust Policy: An On-Line Resource Linking Economic Research, Policy and Cases.

Member,

Seminar presentation and discussion: "The Role of Economics in Merger Analysis," Turkish Competition Authority, Ankara (January 2001).

Panel discussant: "Regulation and Competition Policies," Fourth International Conference in Economics sponsored by Turkish Competition Authority and Middle East Technical University (September 2000).

Presentation: "Unilateral Effects, Direct Price Estimates, and Efficiencies in Antitrust Merger Enforcement," Fourth International Conference in Economics sponsored by Turkish Competition Authority and Middle East Technical University (September 2000).

Invited Guest Lecture: "Use of Event Studies in Merger Analysis," Government Regulation of the Economy (Spring 1999), George Washington University.

Referee, International Journal of Industrial Organization.

 

LANGUAGES

Turkish, French

 

HONORS:

1) Sage Graduate Summer Fellowship, Cornell University, 1988.

2) Sage Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University, 1987-1988.

3) President’s High Honor List, Middle East Technical University, Spring 1984, Fall 1981.

4) President’s Honor List, Middle East Technical University, Fall & Spring 1983, Spring 1982.