Özlem Bedre-Defolie is an associate professor (with tenure) of economics. Özlem joined ESMT Berlin in January 2010 as an assistant professor. She received her PhD in Economics (with highest distinction) from Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) in France and also holds MSc in Economic Theory and Econometrics from TSE. Before moving to Toulouse, Özlem obtained a BA in Economics and BSc in Mathematics from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.