Nigar Muradkhanli

Ph.D. Kandidat
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Miranda Schreurs, Prof. Dr. Stefan Wurster

Ph.D. Title: The Politics of the Natural Gas Commerce in the German Energy Transition


Nigar Muradkhanli is a doctoral candidate at the Bavarian School of Public Policy. Nigar's doctoral research explores the impact of the German energy transition on the natural gas imports. The research mainly focuses on the Germany’s foreign and trade policy in respect of natural gas; energy transition oriented government strategies, affecting Germany’s international cooperation in natural gas; and the private entities involved in the natural gas imports to the country. Politics and economics are found increasingly linked in this research.

Nigar studied economics and political science respectively in Baku and Berlin. She was awarded two grants for her doctoral research, by DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst and the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Union. Before the commencement of the doctoral research Nigar had managed energy conferences of the large scale for about ten years. She speaks good German, fluent English, Russian, Turkish and Azerbaijani.

Key Publications

Natural Gas as a Bridge Fuel into a Sustainable Future for Germany. IAEE Energy Forum. Second Quarter 2016

Facing the Future of the Driving Forces in the Eurasian Gas Sector. IPPEAN 2015 International Conference organized by the Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis. New York, the USA. June 2015.

Economic and Geopolitical Trends of the European Gas Market. Austrian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. No 4, 2014.

The European Gas Supply Diversification in an Economic Context. Journal “Scientific News of ASEU”. Baku, Azerbaijan. 2013.

The Economic Assessment of the European Shale Gas Perspectives. Journal of the L`Association 1901 "SEPIKE". Germany / France. 2013.

The World Trade in Oil - the Main Trends and Relations with Global Finance. The 11th International Scientific Practical Conference “Scientific Discussions: Economics and Management”. Moscow, Russia. March 2013.