Boğaçhan Çelen joined Melbourne Business School in 2012 as a Professor of Economics.

Upon completing his PhD in Economics at New York University, Boğaçhan was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Columbia University in 2004 before being promoted to Associate Professor in 2008.

Boğaçhan’s research has been published in leading journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory and more, and currently focuses on the use of theoretical and experimental techniques to understand how the flow of information determines individual and group decisions when decision-makers interact with each other through social networks.

Boğaçhan teaches Game Theory and Managerial Economics on our MBA programs.


‘On Blame and Reciprocity: Theory and Experiments’, Çelen, B, Schotter, A & Blanco, M, 2017, Journal of Economic Theory, Vol 169, pp. 62-92

The effect of endogenous timing on coordination under asymmetric information: an experimental study’, Brindisi, F, Çelen, B & Hyndman, K, July 2014, Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 86, no. 2, pp. 264–281.

An experimental test of advice and social learning’, Çelen, B, Kariv, S & Schotter, A, 2010, Management Science, vol. 56, no. 10, pp. 1687–1701.

Observational learning under imperfect information’, Çelen, B & Kariv, S, April 2004, Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 72–86.

 ‘Distinguishing informational cascades from herd behavior in the laboratory’, Çelen, B & Kariv, S, June 2004, American Economic Review, vol. 94, no. 3, pp. 484–498.


Bogachan Celen
PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS QUALIFICATIONS PHD, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY; MA, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY; BS, BOĞAZİÇİ UNIVERSITY; BA, BOĞAZİÇİ UNIVERSITY AREAS OF EXPERTISE Microeconomics, game theory, experimental economics, market design, strategy, industrial organisation TOPICS Social learning, herd behaviour, social preferences, reciprocity INDUSTRIES Finance, Consulting and Technology GEOGRAPHIES Turkey, US Contact: