Dr. Gurcan Gulen

Dr. Gurcan Gulen

Centre of Energy Economics, University of Texas, USA


• Economics of energy value chains • Energy sector reform & commercial frameworks • Energy for development


Ph.D. Economics, 1996, Boston College
B.A. Economics, 1990, Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey


Sr. Energy Economist, Center for Energy Economics, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas 6/1/05-Present
Sr. Research Associate, Institute for Energy Law and Enterprise, University of Houston Law Center
Sr. Research Associate, Energy Institute, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston, 1/97-6/02
Scholar in Residence, Duke Energy International, Houston, February 2000 – August 2000


Dr. Gurcan Gulen, “Electricity industry restructuring in Texas: a status report,” with Foss, M. M., 2003, Institute for Energy Law and Enterprise, University of Houston.

Dr. Gurcan Gulen, “Historical data provide low-cost estimating tool,” with Foss, M. M., Gurfinkel, M. E., 2006, Oil & Gas Journal, November.

Dr. Gurcan Gulen, “What Should India’s Long Term Refining Strategy Be?” March 2006, Chartered Financial Analyst, ICFAI University Press in India (with Bhamy Shenoy).

Dr. Gurcan Gulen, “Life-cycle Analysis of Different Urban Transport Options for Bangladesh,” Energy Policy, 35, 2007, pp. 4909-4918 (with Ijaz Hossain).

Dr. Gurcan Gulen, “Net WAGP Economic Benefit Requires Ghana Development,” Oil & Gas Journal, August 27, 2007, pp. 68-73 (with Joseph Essandoh-Yeddu and Felix Asante).