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2024 IAEE Conference – Young Scholars/PhD Day

2024 IAEE Conference – Young Scholars/PhD Day

Date: June 25, 2024

Time: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Location: Boğaziçi University / Istanbul

Lunch will be included


The 2024 IAEE Conference’s Young Scholars/PhD Day is designed to support and provide mentorship for Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. graduates attending the 2024 IAEE conference in Istanbul. Four topics will be covered during the day:

  • Identifying how young scholars and professionals can frame their research and engage professionally to attain desirable career paths.

  • Engaging in an interactive decision on the rules, processes, and best practices of academic publishing.

  • Helping young scholars to connect with and emulate their more experienced peers. This will include coaching on how to find effective mentors in their respective ecosystems.

  • Establishing the beginning of a lifelong, global, professional peer network with other fellow scholars.




Networking, Tea & Registration: 9-10


Session 1: Starting Your Career on the Right Footing


Format: Moderated panel discussion with Q&A.

Time: 10:00 am- 11:30 am


Dr. Emre Çamlıbel (Chairman, Re-Pie Portfolio & Fund Management);

Dr. Rolando Fuentes (Professor of Economics, Monterrey Business School, Mexico) (tbc);

Moderator: Dr. Emre Hatipoglu (KAPSARC, Riyadh)


Research remains an essential component of shaping policymaking, business decisions and technological advancements in global energy. However, major players in the global energy ecosystem may have differing and occasionally non-overlapping understandings and expectations of energy research. Such challenges have become acute as energy research is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary. Furthermore, social scientists -and energy economists in particular- are ever more incentivized to extend the impact of their research beyond academia. With this evolution of the energy research landscape in mind, this panel will discuss some of the strategic and time-sensitive issues young scholars face at the start of their professional careers.


 Some of the questions this panel will seek to address are:

  • What are some of the strategic concerns when building a research portfolio as a young scholar?

  • What are some of the good practices of partnering with other researchers, especially from other disciplines?

  • How can researchers leverage their expertise to address the priorities of their ecosystem/grant institutions?

  • What are effective ways of extending one’s research agenda during her/his career?

  • How to establish a global network of peers via research?

Session 2: Fundamentals of Writing for Scientific Journals


Format: Interactive teaching module.


Instructor: Adonis Yatchew, Professor of Economics, University of Toronto; Editor-in-Chief, The Energy Journal (IAEE)


The global energy complex utilizes a considerable amount of research produced at academic institutions, think tanks, and private businesses. Much innovation that comes with this research finds meaning within a global frame of findings, literature, and discussion. The communication of such innovation primarily occurs via scientific writing and publication. The process of scientific writing and publication subjects research to assessment by peers,  allowing improvement at a global scale. This rigorous process allows our knowledge on energy to progress in a collaborative manner, one valid, verified brick at a time.

This session aims to introduce the participants to the basics of writing in scientific journals. This is a topic that may be often overlooked and is otherwise worth revisiting throughout one’s academic career. The session will cover topics such as framing a research question, conducting a goal-oriented literature review, ways to present results effectively, and drawing policy relevant conclusions, among others. Following this module will also help participants in evaluating the quality of scientific research utilized in academic and nonacademic settings.

Some of the issues this module will seek to address are:

  • What makes a research question a good one?

  • What are effective ways to frame a problem in energy policy into a research question?

  • How to derive relevant hypotheses for research?

  • How to relay scientific findings in a concise and clear manner?

  • How to generate policy-relevant interest for the study?

  • How to use good research (as a consumer and/or producer) to gain global visibility?


Session 3 –Meet the Editors Roundtable

Date: June 27, 2024 

Time: 14:00

Location: Boğaziçi University / Istanbul

 Format: Moderated panel discussion. Open to all IAEE participants.


Dr. Carol Dahl (Professor of Economics, Colorado School of Mines)(tbc);

Dr. Serkan Kaya (Editor, Boğaziçi Law Review);

Moderator: Dr. Emre Hatipoglu


This session will introduce participants to the basics of publishing academic journal articles. More specifically, we aim to reduce the time needed for participants to familiarize themselves with the rules and processes of academic publishing. Journal editors and scholars will also provide tips on the major steps involved in the publishing process. Some of the topics that this session will cover will include:


  • Choosing the right journal.

  • Framing the study.

  • Writing effective letters to editors.

  • How to deal with rejections and revisions.

  • The ‘dos and don’ts’ of publishing.

  • Available resources to assist young scholars in the publishing process.



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