Dr. Bahattin Buyuksahin’s expertise in the energy markets covers the spectrum of physical and financial energy markets, including the financialization of commodities, the impact of financial market participants on energy price formation and volatility, the evolving regulatory framework and its effect on the structure and functioning of both the energy futures and physical markets, as well as the likely costs and benefits of proposed regulations.
From December 2016 to July 2019, Dr. Buyuksahin oversaw research on energy markets as the Head of Energy Analysis at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Prior to joining ADIA, he headed research on commodity markets as the Policy Adviser on Commodities at the Bank of Canada from January 2013 to September 2016. He managed the Bank’s commodity research team, its monitoring of physical and financial commodity markets, and maintained price projections over the short, medium and long term for key commodities.
Between November 2010 and January 2013, he was a Senior Oil Market Analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA). He was a regular contributor to the IEA’s Oil Market Report (OMR). His coverage of energy futures markets is regularly picked up by several newspapers and news agencies, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, New York Times, and AFP.
Before joining the IEA, he was a Senior Econometrician at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in Washington D.C. where he provided analytical and policy-related assistance to the Office of the Chief Economist and Office of the Chairman. He was also on the faculty of the Carey Business School of the Johns Hopkins University where he taught graduate level courses in derivatives, investments and risk management.
Bahattin Buyuksahin holds a Ph.D. in Economics from American University, Washington D.C.