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Gurcan Gulen

Principal, G2 Energy Insights LLC

Department:     Industry Partner

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Gurcan Gulen Headshot

Dr. Gülen is an energy economist with 25 years of international experience in policy and market research on oil, natural gas, and electric power value chains; and associated strategic technical assistance and customized capacity building in numerous countries. After 9 years at the University of Houston and 13 years at the Bureau of Economic Geology (UT-Austin), he is now Principal at G2 Energy Insights LLC and continues to instruct for Texas Executive Education.

He has been involved in developing and instructing in professional and university courses on energy value chain economics since the early 2000s, including Executive MBA courses and Executive Programs for Sinopec, CNOOC, and ExxonMobil among others.

Between 2001 and 2010, he co-developed and lectured in a two-week energy value chain and commercial frameworks course, educating hundreds of delegates representing energy ministries, regulators, and companies from 40 countries in regular Houston and custom in-country sessions. The course was built on applied research and international work since the late 1990s. He worked with ministries, regulators, public and private companies, NGOs and universities on oil, natural gas and electric power sector issues in five continents.

Dr. Gülen has published in peer reviewed and industry publications, and presented to a wide range of audiences internationally. He is a USAEE Senior Fellow. He has been a member several professional associations and served as an officer in USAEE. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston College and a B.A. in Economics from Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey.