Gorkem Celik teaches economics in the PhD, advanced masters, and MiM programs at ESSEC Business School. Before joining ESSEC in 2009, he worked at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Gorkem is an economic theorist. He teaches microeconomics and game theory. Gorkem's research is focused on the question of what type of economic institutions and mechanisms are needed to achieve specific objectives. Gorkem uses game theory to understand how people react to different rules under different information structures. His research has been supported by the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Council of Canada and the European Commission through a Marie Curie Reintegration Grant. Gorkem's research papers appear in respected academic journals including Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, and RAND Journal of Economics.