Friday 22 October 2010

Russia's modernization means conquering oil dependence

I reviewed discussion among economists about the Russian economy's prospects in the global recovery here

Imposing an austerity package on Ukraine may not be easy

The IMF has signed up a new loan programme with the government, but pushing through cuts that undermine living standards will be hard, I argued in a feature article in Emerging Markets newspaper here

Thursday 1 July 2010

Russia-Ukraine gas troubles are not over yet

The gas agreements signed between Moscow and Kiev in April are full of "fault lines" that could open again soon, my colleagues Jonathan Stern and Katja Yafimava and I argue in a new paper, The April 2010 Russo-Ukrainian gas agreement and its implications for Europe. It's free to download here:

Saturday 29 May 2010

Modernising Russia's economy

It's easier said than done. Emerging Markets newspaper, 14 May 2010.

Kyrgyz government struggles for stability

Constitutional changes in question. Emerging Markets newspaper, 13 May 2010.

China sets the pace in central Asia

Economically, Russia is on the back foot. Emerging Markets newspaper, 2 May 2010.

The impact of the economic crisis on Russian and CIS gas markets

Published in November 2009 by the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. Download here:

The Russo-Ukrainian gas dispute of January 2009

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies published this comprehensive assessment of the dispute, which I wrote together with my colleagues Jonathan Stern and Katja Yafimava, in February 2009. It is downloadable here:

Russian and CIS Gas Markets and Their Impact on Europe

This book is the first comprehensive survey of natural gas markets in Russia and the CIS, and of the role that natural gas plays in the economy and politics of the region. It was published by Oxford University Press in 2009. I edited and co-authored this volume, working with a team of internationally recognised specialists in the field. More details here: