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Leyla Karakas is a Senior Economist in the Antitrust and Competition Practice. She specializes in economic analysis of competition; her work currently focuses on cases in the healthcare industry.

Before joining Bates White, Leyla Karakas was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Syracuse University, where her research focused on political economy and law and economics. Her work has been published in top peer-reviewed field journals such as Journal of Public Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, and Journal of Legal Studies. She has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in microeconomics and game theory.


PhD, Economics, Johns Hopkins University

BS, Commerce, University of Virginia

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