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Prof. Dr. Ugur Soytas is the Head of the Climate Economics and Risk Management Section under the Sustainability Division of the Department of Technology, Management, and Economics at the Technical University of Denmark. He previously worked at the Dept. of Bus. Adm. and the Energy Economics and Policy track of the Earth System Science graduate program at Middle East Technical University (METU).  He is the co-editor of Energy Economics, associate editor of Sustainable Production and Consumption, and the lead editor of the Routledge Handbook of Energy Economics for Taylor & Francis (2019). He received his BSc in Business Administration from METU. He holds an MBA and a Ph.D. degree in economics from Texas Tech University. After completing his Ph.D., he worked as a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Economics at TTU for a semester. He also worked as a visiting research scholar at the Finance and Real Estate Department of UT Arlington between Sep. 2016-June 2017. 

His research follows two tracks: energy-economy-environment-society nexus and energy commodity markets. He uses empirical methods and an interdisciplinary approach to investigate these issues. He has published several papers in high-impact peer-reviewed journals such as Energy Economics, Energy, Energy Policy, Ecological Economics, Applied Energy, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Policy Modeling, Global Finance Journal, and Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. He has over 9500 citations, an i-10 index of 54, and an h-index of 33 according to Google Scholar (accessed 13/07/2021). His papers are recognized by review articles as highly influential in the energy economics, and environmental and ecological economics fields. He has led and participated in several international and national projects and supervised master and Ph.D. students.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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  • energy economics
  • energy finance
  • energy-environment-economy-society
  • commodity markets

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