Pinar Celikkol Geylani is an Associate Professor of Economics in the School of Business Administration at Duquesne University. She teaches Intermediate Microeconomics, Econometrics, Environmental Economics, and Principles of Microeconomics at the undergraduate level; Managerial Economics and Applied Economics at the graduate level.
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 Small Business Economics, Operational Research, Journal of Economics and Finance, Business Ethics, Empirical Economics, Applied Economics, Land Economics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, and Food Economics.
Geylani earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Pennsylvania State University. 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.
EducationPh.D., Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
Research Interests & Publications
In my research I develop economic models of firm behavior, find new ways to evaluate firms' performance measures (i.e., productivity and efficiency), and analyze large databases. As an applied econometrician and micro-economist, my research is multi-method in that I use a variety of research methods ranging from analysis of secondary data which involve analyzing firm performance measures using large panel databases of establishments and firms (e.g., US Census Bureau, ORBIS, Compustat, and KLD databases) to developing and analyzing surveys. My research is multi-disciplinary in that I use economics, business and statistics theories, and it is also multi-level as I examine economic behavior at multiple levels-at the plant level, firm level and industry (aggregate) level. My training in applied microeconomics, environmental economics and econometrics has allowed me to channel my research efforts into three main research streams: (1) economics of productivity, efficiency, and innovation, (2) environmental economics, and (3) microeconomics of trade and investment.
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, efficiency, cost structure and innovation. In addition, I examine environmentally friendly technical changes that alleviate a firm's existing polluting activities, design effective policy instruments which lead to better outcomes for both the environment and producers, and analyze the effect of corporate social responsibility on shareholder wealth.
Articles in Journals
Geylani, P., Kapelko, M., & Stefanou, S. E. (2019). Dynamic productivity change differences between global and non-global firms: a firm-level application to the U.S. food and beverage industries. Operational Research., doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12351-019-00489-x.
Davlasheridze, M., & Geylani, P. (2017). Small Business Vulnerability to Floods and the Effects of Disaster Loans. Small Business Economics, 49, 865-888, 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.
R. Scott Farrow, Martin T. Schultz, Pinar Celikkol, and George L. Van Houtven. (2005). Pollution Trading in Water Quality Limited Areas: Use of Benefits Assessment and Cost-Effective Trading Rations. Land Economics, 81(2):191-205.
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. and Stefanou, E. S., (2020, June). Productivity Growth and Efficiency Analysis: Exporters and Firm-Level Characteristics. 11th (virtual) North American Productivity Workshop, hosted by the Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami.
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.
Geylani, P. C. (2012, June). Capital Adjustment Patterns: An Empirical Investigation
at Plant Level.
North American Productivity Workshop VII, Houston, Texas.
Erbas, B. C. & Geylani, P. C. (2010, July). From Innovation System Perspective: Environmental Friendly Technical Change and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Joint Annual Meetings, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Session, Denver, Colorado.
Baird, P., Geylani, P. C., & Roberts, J. A. (2010, May). Corporate Social Responsibility and Shareholder Wealth-A Longitudinal Mixed Models Analysis. Alliance for Research on Corporate Social Responsibility Second Annual Conference, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts.
Geylani, P. C. & Erbas, B. C. (2009). Environmental Innovations in the Manufacturing Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: A Case of Turkey. Eastern Economic Association, NY, New York.
Geylani, P. (2005, October). Linking Investment Bursts and Productivity: An Empirical Investigation. The 2005 Census Bureau Research Data Center Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
Geylani, P. & Stefanou, S. E. (2005, June). Linking Investment Bursts and Productivity: An Empirical Investigation in U.S. Food Manufacturing. Ninth European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, Brussels, Belgium.
Celikkol, P., Stefanou, S. E., & Pompelli, G. K. (2004, September). Productivity and Innovation in the U.S. Food Processing Sector. 91st European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) Seminar , Rethymno, Greece.
Celikkol, P. & Stefanou, S. E. (2002, June). Productivity Patterns in the Dairy Products
Industry. North American Productivity Workshop II, Union College, Schenectady, New
Farrow, S., Schultz, M., Celikkol, P., & Vanoutven, G. (2002, January). Pollution Trading in Water Quality Limited Areas: Use of Benefits Assessment and Efficiency Trading Ratios. American Economic Association, Atlanta, Georgia.
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).
Geylani, P. Celikkol, Stefanou, S. E., Pompelli, G. K. (2008) Productivity and Innovation in the U.S. Food Processing Sector. Handbook of Innovation in the Food and Drink Industry, Ruth Rama (Editor), The Haworth Press Inc., N.Y.-London\, 81-106.
Grants and Contracts
Productivity Growth and Efficiency Analysis: Exporters and Firm-level Characteristics (2020) with Spiro E. Stefanou. University of Florida (Contract).
Environmental Innovations in the Manufacturing Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: A Case of Turkey (2009), with Bahar C. Erbas. International Development Research Center, Canada and Economic Research Forum, Egypt, Co-Principal Investigator.
Firm-level Adjustment of US Food Firms to Globalization (2006) with Spiro E. Stefanou. Economic Research Service (ERS), Department of Agriculture (USDA) (Contract).