Ugur Soytaş is the co-editor of Energy Economics and co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Energy Economics for Taylor & Francis. He received his BS in Business Administration at METU. He holds an MBA and a PhD in Economics from Texas Tech University. He joined the department in 2001. He is an applied researcher in two main areas: the energy-economy-environment-society nexus and commodity markets. He published several papers in high impact peer reviewed journals such as Applied Energy, Annals of Operations Research, Economic Modelling, Energy Economics, Energy, Energy Policy, Ecological Economics, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Frontiers in Energy Research, Global Finance Journal, International Review of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Commodity Markets, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, and Journal of Policy Modeling, Managerial Finance, and Resources Policy, among others. Citations to his works exceed 5,700 and he has an h-index of 25 and an i10 index of 29 (Google Scholar). Several of his papers are recognized as highly influential in the energy economics (1 article), and environmental and ecological economics (5 articles) fields. He teaches several applied statistical methods courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels along with game theory and industrial organization.




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Mailing Adress: Department of Business Administration, Middle East Technical University 06800 Ankara - TURKEY

Research Interests

Energy and Ecological Economics

Industrial Organization, Game Theory and Entry Deterrence

Time Series


B.Sc. Middle East Technical University, Department of Business Administration

MBA Texas Tech University, Department of Business Administration

Ph.D. Texas Tech University, Department of Economics

Courses Taught

BA 1502 – Business Statistics

BA 4129 – Strategic Games for Managers

BA 4510 – Introductory Econometrics for Finance

BA 4521 – Applied Business Statistics

BA 4826 – Industrial Organizations

BAS 152 – Business Statistics

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