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Nevzat Simsek

Associate Professor Nevzat Simsek graduated from the Department of Public Administration in the Faculty of Political Sciences in Ankara University in 1994. He completed his master thesis named ‘A Study on the Cyclical Behaviour of Prices: The Case of Turkey (1963-1995)’ in the Economics Program in the Institute of Social Sciences of Dokuz Eylul University in 1998. In 2005 he completed his PhD thesis named ‘Intra-Industry Trade (The Analysis of Intra-Industry Trade in Turkey)’ in the Economics Department in the Institute of Social Sciences of Dokuz Eylul University. In the same year he got the best PhD thesis prize on economics given by the Turkish Economic Association. Dr. Simsek got the academic degree of associate professor in the field of International Economics in 2012.

Associate Professor Nevzat Simsek started his academic life as a research assistant in the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Dokuz Eylul University in 1995. Between July 2003-November 2003 he stayed in the Institute of Statistics and Econometrics in Justus Liebig University in Giessen in Germany for doing research on his PhD Thesis. Between July 2010-July 2012 he studied on his post doctoral thesis on energy economics in Oxford Institute for Energy Studies in the University of Oxford. During this period Dr. Simsek focused on energy economics and especially studied on worls crude oil and natural gas markets. He has written several boks and articles on energy economics, renewable and non renewable energy sources and environmental problems, foreign trade (new foreign trade theories, intra-industry trade), business cycle theories, macroeconomic aspects of international trade and finance, development plans and development policies, regulations and industrial policies.

Dr. Simsek worked as the Vice Rector, responsible for Development and Financial Affairs in the International Turkish-Kazakh Hoca Ahmet Yesevi University between 2013-2014. Dr. Simsek knows  English and Arabic.

Research Interests: Energy, Energy Economics, International Economy, Business Cycle

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