Dr R. Emre Aytimur

Lecturer in EconomicsRefik Aytimur

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5385
  • Email: rea22@leicester.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 2.10, Mallard House, Brookfield
  • Office hours: by appointment

Personal details

I am a Lecturer in Economics and I joined the School of Business at the University of Leicester in October 2018. I hold a PhD in Economics from Toulouse School of Economics, France and before joining Leicester I worked at the University of Manchester, UK and at the University of Goettingen, Germany.


My primary research area is political economy. My other research interests are industrial organisation and behavioural economics.


"Extreme Parties and Political Rents", forthcoming, B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics

“Accountability with Large Electorates” (with C. Bruns) (2019) Economic Journal

“The Citizen-Candidate Model with Imperfect Policy Control: Strategic Delegation and Polarization” (2016) (with A. Boukouras and R. Schwager), Canadian Journal of Economics, 49, pp. 997-1015

“Voting as a Signaling Device” (2014) (with A. Boukouras and R. Schwager), Economic Theory, 55, pp. 753-777.

“Importance of Status Quo when Lobbying a Coalition Government” (2014), Economics of Governance, 15, pp. 203-219

“Labor Force Participation of Women Left Behind in Tajikistan” (with S. Kan), forthcoming, Oxford Development Studies


Personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/aytimure/

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