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Dr. Boyko Nitzov is an Affiliated Researcher at the “Energy Markets and Services” Program, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. He is also a Senior Associate Fellow with the CSD. Previously, he was the Team Leader for gas infrastructure development at the Gas Department of the European Union's Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators in Ljubljana, the Director of Programs at the Eurasia Center of the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C., the Senior Investment Expert at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels, and the Associate Director of the Institute for Energy Economics and Policy at Sarkeys Energy Center of the University of Oklahoma. He has also held positions in universities in Bulgaria and in the United States.

Dr. Nitzov’s interest is in energy sector policies and regulation, energy transition, energy security, investment climate, options for natural gas utilization, oil and gas resources development, oil and gas pipelines, and underground natural gas storage. Dr. Nitzov has extensive experience in his areas of interest in the U.S., Europe, North Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Northeast and Southeast Asia. Dr. Nitzov received his Ph.D. in economics in Bulgaria with a thesis on Arab oil and development (1987) and continued his postgraduate studies in economics, business and entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona in 1990-1991 (off campus).