Murat Ĺžirin

EMRA Energy Expert

Summary - 8 years developing country experience in improving regulatory framework to enhance business environment in the energy sector. - Academic research in advancing sustainable energy policies in developing countries, and various publications in distinguished academic journals. - Strong academic background in business analysis, infrastructure investment, energy economics, data analysis and quantitative policy analysis. Education MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, PhD in Economics, Expected in 2018 Ankara HARVARD UNIVERSITY, John F. Kennedy School of Government Master in Public Administration , May 2014 - Areas of Focus: Markets, Business, and Government / International and Global Affairs - Course Assistant for Professor Henry Lee, Energy Policy: Technologies, Systems, and Markets - Awarded full scholarship by Turkish Government Cambridge, MA MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, Master of Science in European Studies, June 2011 - Area of Focus: International Economics, Business and Government - Publications : Two papers about EU’s energy policy - Awarded by the Scientific and Research Council of Turkey for article about EU’s energy policy Ankara ANKARA UNIVERSITY BA in Economics, summa cum laude, July 2004 Turkey Ankara Experience 2014- ENERGY MARKET REGULATORY AUTHORITY Expert Ankara 2013 EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS Intern at Energy Markets Division, Department of Energy Resources - Wrote a report and delivered a presentation regarding the economic impacts of distributed power technologies on power grid and proposed alternative business models for utilities to support diffusion of renewable energy technologies in Massachusetts. Boston, MA 2008-2012 ENERGY MARKET REGULATORY AUTHORITY Expert - Worked on regulatory framework for enhancing business environment and eliminating corruption in Turkish energy sector. - Participated in “Oil Market Inspection System” which aimed to eliminate corruption that causes almost one billion USD tax revenues losses every year. Corruption reduced and service quality increased in Turkey after this implemented. - Conducted the first study on energy market reforms and their impact on sustainable energy R&D expenditures in Turkey, and published two articles which were awarded by the Scientific and Research Council of Turkey. Ankara 2004-2008 Assistant Expert - Assisted auditing and investigation of major energy companies in electricity, natural gas and oil sector. - Prepared expertise thesis on the economics of nuclear power plants in Turkey. Published an article that discusses how to develop nuclear energy policy in developing countries. Received award from the Scientific and Research Council of Turkey. - Participated in an intensive job training program including petroleum, electricity and natural gas markets. 2003 PRIME MINISTRY, Undersecretaritat Of Treasury General Directorate of Public Finances Intern - Attended training programs which included quantitative analysis of public policies. Ankara Professional Training - Regulatory Information and Public Participation, Energy Regulators Regional Association, 2008. - 49th Annual Regulatory Studies Program, Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University, 2007. - European Union Training Program supported by the European Commission, Ankara University European Communities Research Center, 2005 Special skills/ Personal/ Turkish (Native), English (Fluent), German and Spanish (Basic) Office Suite and Scientific Writing : Microsoft Office, LaTeX Econometrics and Statistics : Stata, R Computer Algebra System : Maxima Dynamic and Agent-Based Modeling : Vensim, Netlogo Publications Conference Proceedings, Academic Journals : - “A discussion on the renewable energy diffusion policies in developing countries: The case of solar technologies in Turkey”, Energy Transition Conference, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland, February 2015. - “R&D expenditures in liberalized electricity markets : the case of Turkey”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, (Co-author:Fakir H. Erdogan), Volume 24, August 2013, Pages 491-498. - “Overcoming problems in Turkey’s renewable energy policy: How can EU contribute”,(Co-author : Assoc. Prof. Dr.Aylin Ege), Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 16, Issue 7, September 2012, Pages 4917-4926. - “Energy market reforms in Turkey and their impact on innovation and R&D expenditures”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 15, Issue 9, December 2011, Pages 4579-4585. - “An assessment of Turkey’s nuclear energy policy in light of South Korea’s nuclear experience”, Energy Policy, Volume 38, Issue 10, October 2010, Pages 6145-6152. - “Nuclear energy in liberalised electricity markets: Lessons for Turkey from British experience”, (in Turkish), Turkish Science Research Foundation Conferences on Nuclear and Renewable Energy in 2009. References Aylin EGE, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Middle East Technical University, Ankara Joseph Aldy, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge