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Gurcan Gulen

Gurcan Gulen

Senior Energy Economist, Center for Energy Economics, Bureau of Economic Geology

  • PhD, Boston College
  • BA, Bosphorus University

Dr. Gülen is a Research Scientist and Senior Energy Economist at Bureau of Economic Geology’s Center for Energy Economics, The University of Texas at Austin, where he investigates and lectures on energy value chain economics and commercial frameworks. Since the late 1990s, he worked on oil, natural gas and electric power projects in North America, South Asia, West Africa, and Caucasus among others, focusing on the economics, policy and regulation of resource development and delivery, and power market design. He consulted or published on electricity market restructuring, renewables policies and transmission in several jurisdictions worldwide. He has been working in BEG’s interdisciplinary team to assess shale gas and oil resources in the U.S. and CEE’s natural gas demand assessment in the electric power, industrial and transportation sectors.

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 by the McCombs School of Business at UT-Austin and McCombs Executive Programs for Sinopec, CNOOC, and ExxonMobil among others. Between 2001 and 2010, CEE ran its own energy value chain course, educating close to 350 delegates representing energy ministries, regulators, and companies from 40 countries in regular Houston and custom sessions.

Dr. Gülen has published in peer reviewed and industry publications, and presents regularly to a wide range of audiences. He served in the U.S. Association for Energy Economics in various positions and was the editor of USAEE Dialogue for several years. He is a USAEE Senior Fellow. He serves on the Editorial Board of Utilities Policy. He is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Economic Association and Gulf Coast Power Association. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston College and a B.A. in Economics from Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey.

The University of Texas at Austin | Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences

Scheduled Classes

09/06/19 - 09/06/19


The Houstonian Hotel 111 North Post Oak Lane Houston, TX 77024

Gurcan Gulen