Derya Eryilmaz is a research assistant with the NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise. She is currently working on an IREE Grant on energy efficiency and demand response integration in the Midwest ISO electricity markets. She is also pursuing a Ph.D. in applied economics at the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation research focuses on optimal investment decisions on wind power considering policy uncertainties and dynamic spatial demand analysis in the Midwest ISO electricity markets.
Derya has M.S. degrees in natural resources science and management from the University of Minnesota and sustainable development from Uppsala University in Sweden, and a B.S. in economics from Ankara University in Turkey. Her past research investigated the policy evaluation on natural resources and the relationship between environmental assets and development.