Associate Professor of Economics
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.6241 Fax: 412.396.4764
Pinar Celikkol Geylani is an Associate Professor of Economics in the School of Business Administration at Duquesne University. She teaches Econometrics, Environmental Economics and Principles of Microeconomics.
Professor Geylani's research interests include economics of productivity and innovation, environmental economics, applied econometrics, and microeconomics of trade and investment. For her research, she has received multiple research grants from the Economic Research Service in USDA and has used micro-level confidential data collected by US Census Bureau. Her research has appeared in a number of scholarly journals including Land Economics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Applied Economics, and Food Economics.
Prior to joining the School of Business Administration, she was a visiting research affiliate at the U.S. Census Research Data Centers at the Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Michigan. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics, both from Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in Economics from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
Geylani, P., Stefanou, S., Pompelli, G. (2007) Productivity and Innovation in the U.S. Food Processing Sector. In Ruth Rama (Ed.) Innovation in the Food Processing Industry. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, Inc.
Geylani, P, Stefanou, S, (2007), "Linking Investment Bursts and Productivity Growth: U.S. Food Manufacturing Industry", Applied Microeconomics Workshop, Penn State University
Geylani, P., & Stefanou, S. (2008). Linking Investment Spikes and Productivity Growth: U.S. Food Manufacturing Industry, U.S. Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Discussion Series, Paper No. CES-WP-08-36.
Geylani, P. (2009). Policy Reforms and Productivity Differences in US Food Manufacturing: The Case of Meat, Dairy, and Sugar Plants. Food Economics, 6(1): 43-55.
Geylani, P., & Stefanou, S. (2010). Productivity Growth Patterns in U. S. Dairy Products Manufacturing Plants. Applied Economics, iFirst, 18-Jan.
Baird, P., Geylani, P. C. , & Roberts, J. A. (2010). Corporate Social Responsibility and Shareholder Wealth. Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability, Harvard Business School, Second Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.
Erbas, B. C. & Geylani, P. C. (2010). From Innovation System Perspective: Environmental Friendly Technical Change and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Session in the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Joint Annual Meetings, Denver, Colorado.
In my research I investigate how innovation and technological change play a role in a firm's production decisions and analyze the impact of the firm's involvement in international trade on its product mix, productivity, cost structure and innovation. In addition, I examine environmentally friendly technical changes that alleviate a firm's existing polluting activities and analyze the effect of corporate social responsibility on shareholder wealth. Finally, I investigate policy instruments that lead to better outcomes for both the environment and producers.