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Can Çeliktemur
Principal at Cornerstone Research


Can Çeliktemur is a competition economist who applies advanced economic modeling and statistical techniques in complex litigation and arbitration matters. He has analyzed issues related to merger control, abuse of dominance, and cartel follow-on damages, as well as market investigations. Dr. Çeliktemur’s industry expertise covers agribusiness, automobiles, consumer electronics, energy (natural gas and solar), healthcare, and online retail. He has consulted on disputes before the Competition and Markets Authority in the United Kingdom, the Competition Commission of South Africa, and the European Commission.

Merger control

  • Performed benchmark analysis by reviewing competitive effects of previous 4-to-3 mergers in telecoms markets from Europe and Canada, and analyzed alternative network quality metrics to measure potential procompetitive effects in the T-Mobile/Sprint merger
  • Applied economic theory to model potential effects on innovation in agribusiness
  • Analyzed auctions and bidding markets to evaluate win-loss ratios for a European manufacturer
  • Assessed natural gas production and transmission networks as part of a European merger

Abuse of dominance

  • Assessed the impact of most-favored-nation clauses on consumer welfare for an online retailer
  • Conducted market definition analysis in a matter involving gas pipeline networks

Damages and litigation

  • Analyzed economic issues in connection with a lost profits damages estimate in the consumer electronics industry
  • Evaluated the competitive effects of disputed clauses in a solar energy joint-venture arbitration

Market investigations

  • Modeled the effects of proposed price caps on consumer welfare in gas and electricity markets
  • Applied economic modeling to assess prices and insurance premiums in private healthcare

Dr. Çeliktemur is the coauthor of “Innovation Theories Of Harm Are Crucial In Merger Control” and “Select Competition Cases in the UK.” The latter chapter appears in Global Competition Review’s Competition Economics Handbook.

Dr. Çeliktemur has served as a teaching fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Agenda Sessions

  • Economics of Big Data & Market Power