Dr Emre Aytimur

Lecturer in Economics

School/Department: Business, School of



I am a Lecturer in Economics and I joined the School of Business at the University of Leicester in October 2018. I hold a PhD in Economics from Toulouse School of Economics in France and before joining Leicester I worked at the University of Manchester in the UK and at the University of Goettingen in Germany.

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My primary research area is political economy. My other research interests include industrial organisation and behavioural economics. Broadly speaking I am interested in applied microeconomics.


"On the Optimality of Competition within a Team" (2022), Managerial and Decision Economics

"Extreme Parties and Political Rents" (2021), B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics

"Accountability with Large Electorates" (with C. Bruns) (2019), Economic Journal

"Labor Force Participation of Women Left Behind in Tajikistan" (with S. Kan) (2019), Oxford Development Studies

"The Citizen-Candidate Model with Imperfect Policy Control: Strategic Delegation and Polarization"  (with A. Boukouras and R. Schwager) (2016), Canadian Journal of Economics

"Voting as a Signaling Device"  (with A. Boukouras and R. Schwager) (2014), Economic Theory

"Importance of Status Quo when Lobbying a Coalition Government" (2014), Economics of Governance


I am willing to supervise PhD students on the topic of political economy and on topics related to microeconomics such as industrial organization.


I am currently teaching the following two modules:

EC1008 Maths for Economics II (first-year undergraduate module)

EC3023 Industrial Economics (third-year undergraduate module)

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