Senior Clean Energy Economist
Ferit conducts economic analysis of policy options to promote clean energy and energy efficiency. His research focuses on the economic, air quality, and health impacts of energy policy decisions, clean energy social justice issues, and methodologies for rewarding distributed energy resources.
Prior to joining EDF, Ferit consulted federal government, state agencies, as well as electric and gas utilities on energy efficiency and energy affordability program design, implementation, and evaluation. He has worked with the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) office for a number of years to develop information on energy issues that affect low-income households.
- Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University, 2008
- M.A., Economics, Princeton University, 2004
- B.A., Economics, Koc University, 2002
- B.S., Mathematics, Koc University, 2002
E. B. Stein and F. Ucar (2017). “Driving Environmental Outcomes Through Utility Reform: Lessons from New York REV”, EDF Whitepaper
Russell, Chris, et al. “The View from the Top: Top-down Estimation of Program Savings in Massachusetts.” International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Long Beach, California, August (2015).
Blasnik, Michael, et al. "Evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program During Program Years 2009-2011 (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Period): Energy Impacts for Single Family Homes." ORNL/TM-2014/582, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, September (2014).
Tonn, Bruce, et al. "Weatherization Works-Summary of Findings from the Retrospective Evaluation of the US Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program." ORNL/TM-2014/338, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, September (2014).
Blasnik, Michael, et al. "National Weatherization Assistance Program Impact Evaluation: Energy Impacts for Single Family Homes." ORNL/TM-2015/13, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, September (2014).
J Berger and F Ucar. “Comparison of Pooled and Household Level Usage Impact Analysis.” International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August (2013).
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