Mine Kuban Yücel is senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. She has been with the Bank since 1989. Prior to becoming research director Yücel was head of the Bank’s micro/regional/energy group and Director of Publications. Yücel is an advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas president on regional and energy issues and has published numerous articles on energy and regional growth.
Yücel is a member of the National Association for Business Economics board of directors and was president of the International Association of Energy Economics in 2011, an institution with 102 member countries. She is also past president of the United States Association of Energy Economics (USAEE). She has served on the executive boards of these two organizations, as well as Executive Women of Dallas, Dallas Area Business Economists, the Dallas Chapter of Women in Technology International, Inc. and the Greater Dallas Chamber’s Board of Economists. In 2006, she was chosen as one of the recipients of the Key Women in Energy—Global Award. She received the USAEE Senior Fellow Award in 2007 and the Energy Journal Best Paper Award in 2009.
Before joining the Bank she was an assistant professor of economics at Louisiana State University. She has a BS and MS in mathematics from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and a PhD in economics from Rice University in Houston.