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.
Articles in Journals
Davlasheridze, M. & Geylani, P. (in press, 2017). Small Business Vulnerability to Floods and the Effects of Disaster Loans. Small Business Economics., doi: doi:10.1007/s11187-017-9859-5.
Geylani, P. C. (2013). Lumpy investments and capital adjustment patterns in the food manufacturing industry. Journal of Economics and Finance., doi: DOI 10.1007/s12197-013-9262-2 (published online).
Geylani, P.C., Baird, P., & Roberts, J. (2012). Corporate Social and Financial Performance Re-examined: Industry Effects in a Linear Mixed Model Analysis. Journal of Business Ethics, 109 (3), 367-388.
Geylani, P. C. & Stefanou, S. E. (2012). Linking Investment Spikes and Productivity Growth: U.S. Food Manufacturing Industry. Empirical Economics. doi: 10.1007/s00181-012-0599-8 (online).
Geylani, P. C. & Stefanou, S. E. (2011). Productivity Growth Patterns in U. S. Dairy Products Manufacturing Plants. Applied Economics, 43, 3415-3432.
Geylani, P. C. (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 (Celikkol), P. & Stefanou, S. (1999). Measuring the Impact of Price-Induced Innovation on Technological Progress: Application to the U.S. Food Processing and Distribution Sector. Journal of Productivity Analysis, (12) 2.
Geylani, P., Erbas, B. C., & Manço, Y. M.N. (2015). SMEs and Voluntary Actions: Factors behind the Adoption of ISO 14001 and EMAS. Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Geylani, P. & Davlasherdze, M. (2015, November). The Effects of Small Business Administration Disaster Loans on Small Business Survival. Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Geylani, P. C. (2012, July). Capital Adjustment Patterns: An Empirical Investigation at Plant Level. Western Economic Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.
Erbas, B. C. & Geylani, P. C. (2016). Technological Chance and Environmental Problems. In Press, In Erkan Erdil, Bilgi University Publishers, Istanbul (Ed.), Handbook of Science, Technology and Innovation (in Turkish) (pp. 22).
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.