Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova

Director of the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies

Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova

Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova

Vice Dean (International)
Director of Studies of the University's Senate
Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Transition and emerging economies
Hydrocarbon Development, particularly development of resource funds
Energy economics (particularly oil and gas)
Corporate governance in resource-rich emerging economies
Edith Morley Building Room G80, Whiteknights Campus
y.kalyuzhnova@henley.ac.uk
+44 (0) 118 378 6637
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Biography

After working as an Economic Adviser to the President of Kazakhstan, Yelena founded and is Director of the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies at the University of Reading. She has a wide knowledge of the transition and emerging economies, was an economic adviser on Caspian issues to the Rt. Hon. Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Q.C., House of Lords and an economic adviser to All-Party Parliamentary Group on Kazakhstan (2006-2010). Yelena is currently a Senior Visiting Research Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.

Qualifications:

  • MSc,
  • MA,
  • PhD Almaty

Affiliations:

  • Association for Comparative Economic Studies
  • British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies
  • European Association for Comparative Economic Studies
  • British Institute of Energy Economics
  • Professor, International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy, Moscow Institute of International Relations, Moscow, Russia, 2017 - present.
  • Adviser to Astana city’s Department of International Development on alternative energy development, Astana, Kazakhstan. 2016 - present.

Professor Kalyuzhnova received a prestigious Bergson Prize for her paper "Corruption and Economic Development in Energy-Rich Economies" (co-authored with Ali Kutan and Taner Yigit). The paper has been selected as the winner of the Bergson Prize for the best paper published in Comparative Economic Studies during the two years 2009 and 2010. The award includes a monetary prize and a plaque that was presented at the same time the award was announced during the annual meetings of ACES in Chicago last month.

Yelena joined Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour in Henley Business School on the 1 October 2012.

Professor Kalyuzhnova has carried out the following external positions:

  • External Adviser on Educational and International Programmes at the Kakazh-British Technical University, March 2017 - present.
  • Adviser to the Department for Investment and Development of Astana City on alternative energy development (related to preparation to Astana EXPO 2017).
  • Economic adviser on Caspian Issues to Rt. Hon. Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Q.C., (chairman of Kazakh-British Society and Chairman of British-Azerbaijani Society), House of Lords, 2006 - present.
  • Member of International Advisory Board of Neftegazkonsult (Russian resource auditing company), 2011 - present.
  • Visiting Professor of Academy of the regional financial centre of Almaty city (providing strategic teaching and learning advice in developing curriculum of the Academy), May 2010 - present.
  • Visiting Professor, Kainar University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 2011 - present.
  • Visiting Professor, The School of Business of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. (Providing strategic advice on the issues of teaching and research development, teaching quality assurance, course design, etc), February 2009 - present.
  • Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (very prestigious and respectable institution in the field of energy economics), 2009 - present.
  • Invited by H. E. Kairat Abuiseitov (the Kazakh Ambassador in the UK), to join the executive board of newly established Kazakh-British Club (think-tank that promotes diplomatic and economic relations between two countries). Only a few academics in the UK were asked to participate, 2009.
  • Resource scholar for IMF staff working on issues related to oil funds, local content and energy policy, 2008 - present.
  • Member of Council of British Institute of Energy Economics.

In October 2012 Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova was elected to the Council of British Institute of Engery Economics (BIEE). BIEE provides a focal point for informed discussion and debate of key energy issues in the UK.

Academic Activity

Papers:

with Kerry Patterson, “Kazakhstan: long-term economic growth and the role of the oil sector”. Comparative Economic Studies. 2016, Vol 58, N 1. pp.93-118.

with Julian Lee “China and Kazakhstan energy partnership - its implications for the world energy market”, Emerging Markets. Finance and Trade. 2014, Vol 50, N5. pp.206-221.”

"Developing Labour Skills Through Local Content Policy" Chelovercheskii Capital i Professsional'noe Obrazovanie (Human Capital and Professional Education), 2012, Volume 3, pp. 37-43.

with Christian Nygaard, Yerengaip Omarov and Abdizhapar Saparbayev “Household Perceptions of Local Content Policy in Kazakhstan”. Vestnik Universiteta Kainar,  2014, 4/1(106), pp.14-29.”

"The National Fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NFRK): From accumulation to stress-test to global future" Energy Policy, 2011, vol. 39, issue 10, pp. 6650-6667..

with Christian Nygaard "Special Vehicles of State Intervention in Russia and Kazakhstan", Comparative Economic Studies. 2011, 53, pp.55-77.

"Eurasia: Natural Resources and Economies ", Comparative Economics Studies, 2011 53, (1-4).

With Christian Nygaard "Resource Nationalism and Credit Growth in FSU Countries", Energy Policy, 2009, vol.37, issue 11, pp. 4700-4710.

"Energy Issues and Challenges in Emerging Economies". Comparative Economic Studies, 2009, 51 (2), pp.161-164.

With Ali Kutan and Taner Yigit "Corruption and Economic Development in Energy-Rich Economies". Comparative Economic Studies. 2009, 51(2), pp. 165-180. [Refereed Journal]. This paper is a winner of prestigious Bergson Prize for the best paper published in Comparative Economic Studies for 2 years 2009-2010.

With Uma Kambhampati "The determinants of individual happiness in Kazakhstan". Economic Systems. 2008. vol. 32(3), pp. 285-299, September. [Refereed Journal].

With Christian Nygaard "State governance evolution in resource-rich transition economies: An application to Russia and Kazakhstan". Energy Policy, 2008, 36 (6).pp 1829-1842.

"Overcoming the Curse of Hydrocarbon: Goals and Governance in the Oil Funds of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan" Comparative Economic Studies. December 2006. Vol. 48, pp. 583-613.

With Uma Kambhampati "Education or Employment - Choices Facing Young People in Kazakhstan" Journal of International Development. 2006, November, pp. 1-21.

With Michael Kaser "Prudential Management of Hydrocarbon Revenues" Post-Communist Economies. 2006, Vol. 18, No. 2, June. pp. 167-187.

With Maria Vagliasindi "Evolution of the capacity utilisation of the Kazakhstani firms. Economic Systems. 30 (2006) pp. 231-248.

"The EU and the Caspian Sea Region: an Energy Partnership?" Economic Systems. 29 (2005) pp. 59-76.

"The First Decade of Economic Transition in Central Asia: An Introduction to the Symposium". Comparative Economic Studies, 2003, 45 (437-441).

With Maria Vagliasindi and Mark Casson "Recent Developments in the Short-term Employment in Kazakhstani Firms" in Comparative Economic Studies, 2003, 45 (466-492).

"Kazakhstan. 1999-2000. Tributaire. Du Pétrole". Le Courrier Des Pays De I'Est, N 1010. Novembre-Décembre 2000. pp. 55-67. (in French).

With Paul Mosley" Are Poverty and Social Goals Attainable in the Transition Region?" Development Policy Review. Volume 18, Number 1. pp. 107-120. March 2000.

With K. Berentayev, I. Fominykh, etl. "The functioning of the Kazakhstan Enterprises in the Period of Transition: Case Study 1997". Alpari. Special Issue Oil and Gas. 2000.

"Privatisation in Kazakhstan- an Overview". in Kazakhstan Economic Trends. April-June 1999. Quarterly Issue. European Commission, Brussels. [Refereed Journal]

"An Assessment of Industrial policy and Employment Prospects in Central Asia". The Central Asia 2010: Prospects of Human Development. UNDP publication. New York. 1999

"Economic Transition in Kazakhstan" Mondes en Developpement. Tome 26. pp. 53-64. 1998.

with George Tridimas "Dilemmas of Financial Development in Kazakstan" Journal of International Development, Volume 10, N 5. pp681-693.1998.

with Nicholas Tucker "Geopolitical Factor of Economic Transformation: Kazakstan-Russian Relations" Journal of International Development, Vol. 9, No. 4 (June 1997).

Books:

Azhgaliyeva, D.Belitski, M., Jumasseitova, A. and Kalyuzhnova, Y. (2017) The impact of government-sponsored education abroad on entrepreneurship: case study Bolashak scholarship. Human Capital and Professional Education, 1 (21). pp. 37-47. ISSN 2226-9177

Karatayev, M., Hall, S., Kalyuzhnova, Y. and Clarke, M. L. (2016) Renewable energy technology uptake in Kazakhstan: policy drivers and barriers in a transitional economy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 66. pp. 120-136. ISSN 1364-0321 doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.07.057

Kalyuzhnova, Y. and Patterson, K. (2016) Kazakhstan: long-term economic growth and the role of the oil sector. Comparative Economic Studies, 58 (1). pp. 93-118. ISSN 0888-7233 doi: 10.1057/ces.2015.31

Azhgaliyeva, D. and Kalyuzhnova, Y. (2016) The evaluation of local content implementation in Kazakhstan. Vestnik Universiteta Kainar, 2016 (N3). pp. 51-59. ISSN 2226-1052

Kalyuzhnova, Y., Nygaard, C., Omarov, Y. and Saparbayev, A. 2016. Local Content Policies in Resource-rich Countries. Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-44786-9

Yelena Kalyuzhnova (2008) Economics of the Caspian Oil and Gas Wealth: Companies. Governments. Policies. Palgrave Press. 224pp.

Yelena Kalyuzhnova and Wladimir Andreff (2003) Privatisation: Lessons from the first decade of the transition economies. Ed by. Palgrave. 258 pp.

Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Amy Myers Jaffe, Dov Lynch and Robin Sickles. (2002) Energy in the Caspian Region: Present and Future. Palgrave. 266 pp.

Yelena Kalyuzhnova and Michael Taylor Transitional Economies: Banking, Finance, Institutions. Palgrave. 2001. 256 pp.

Yelena Kalyuzhnova and Dov Lynch (2000) The Euro-Asian World: A Period of Transition. Macmillan Publishing. 2000. 219 pp.

Yelena Kalyuzhnova (1998) The Kazakstani Economy: Independence and Transition. Macmillan Publishing. London. 1998. 168 pp.

Edited books:

Privatisation: Lessons from the first decade of the transition economies. Ed by Yelena Kalyuzhnova and Wladimir Andreff. Palgrave. 2003. 258 pp.

Energy in the Caspian Region: Present and Future. Ed by Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Amy Myers Jaffe, Dov Lynch and Robin Sickles. Palgrave. 2002. 266 pp.

Transitional Economies: Banking, Finance, Institutions. Ed with Michael

Taylor. Palgrave. 2001. 256 pp.

The Euro-Asian World: A Period of Transition. Ed with Dov Lynch

Macmillan Publishing. 2000. 219 pp.

Chapters in books:

"National Fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan: from anti-crisis instrument to investment vehicle". Chapter 8 in Heinrich, Andreas / Pleines, Heiko (eds) (2012): Challenges of the Caspian resource boom. Domestic elites and policy-making, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

"EU Energy Dependence and Co-operation with CIS Countries after EU Enlargement" with Maria Vagliasindi, Chapter 11 in Adjusting to EU Enlargement: Recurring Issues in a New Setting. . Edward Elgar. 2006.

"Economic Growth in Kazakhstan" with J. Pemberton and B. Mukhamediev. Chapter 4 in The Economic Prospects of the CIS. Ed. By Gur Ofer and Richard Pomfret. Edward Elgar. 2004.

"Privatisation and Structural Reform: Case study Kazakhstan" Chapter 8 in Privatisation: Lessons from the first decade of the transition economies. Ed by Yelena Kalyuzhnova and Wladimir Andreff. Palgrave. 2003.

"Kazakhstan." Chapter in Encyclopedia of Morden Asia. A Berkshire Reference Work. Ed., David Levinson and Karen Christensen. Charles Scribner's Sons, Thomson GALE. 2002, Vol.3, pp. 336-338.

"Kazakhstan -Economic System." Chapter in Encyclopedia of Morden Asia. A Berkshire Reference Work. Ed., David Levinson and Karen Christensen. Charles Scribner's Sons, Thomson GALE. 2002, Vol.3, pp. 338-340.

"Economies and Energy" Chapter 3 in Energy in the Caspian Region: Present and Future. Ed by Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Amy Myers Jaffe, Dov Lynch and Robin Sickles, Palgrave. 2002.

"Reforming Pension System in Transitional Economies: Case study Kazakhstan".Chapter 6 in Transitional Economies: Banking, Finance, Institutions. Ed. by Yelena Kalyuzhnova and Michael Taylor. Palgrave. 2001.

"The Economic Transition in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan". Chapter 9in The Euro-Asian World: A Period of Transition. Ed by Yelena Kalyuzhnova and Dov Lynch. Macmillan Press. 2000.

Book review:

Richard Pomfret, Constructing a Market Economy. Edward Elgar. Cheltenham, UK. In Slavic Review, vol.62, no.3 (Fall 2003

Editorial work:

Member of Editorial Board:
Comparative Economic Studies (2006 – present)
Emerging Markets: Finance & Trade (2006- present)

Symposium “EU - Central Asia: economic partnership” March 2005, Economic Systems, Guest Editor

Symposium on Central Asia. Comparative Economic Studies. 2003, 45. Guest Editor.

“Policy Arena: Central Banking in Post-Socialist Economies”.

Major articles:

With Christian Nygaard, Yerengaip Omarov and Abdizhapar Saparbayev "Household Perceptions of Local Content Policy in Kazakhstan". Europe-Asia Studies. 2012 submitted (under review).

"The National Fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NFRK): From accumulation to stress-test to global future" Energy Policy, 2011, vol. 39, issue 10, pp. 6650-6657.

with Christian Nygaard "Special Vehicles of State Intervention in Russia and Kazakhstan", Comparative Economic Studies. 2011, 53, pp.55-77.

"Eurasia: Natural Resources and Economies ", Comparative Economics Studies, 2011 53, (1-4).

With Christian Nygaard "Resource Nationalism and Credit Growth in FSU Countries", Energy Policy, 2009, vol.37, issue 11, pp. 4700-4710.

"Energy Issues and Challenges in Emerging Economies". Comparative Economic Studies, 2009, 51 (2), pp.161-164.

With Ali Kutan and Taner Yigit "Corruption and Economic Development in Energy-Rich Economies". Comparative Economic Studies. 2009, 51(2), pp. 165-180. This paper is a winner of prestigious Bergson Prize for the best paper published in Comparative Economic Studies for 2 years 2009-2010.

With Uma Kambhampati "The determinants of individual happiness in Kazakhstan". Economic Systems. 2008. vol. 32(3), pp. 285-299, September.

With Christian Nygaard "State governance evolution in resource-rich transition economies: An application to Russia and Kazakhstan". Energy Policy, 2008, 36 (6).pp 1829-1842..

"Overcoming the Curse of Hydrocarbon: Goals and Governance in the Oil Funds of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan" Comparative Economic Studies. December 2006. Vol. 48, pp. 583-613.

With Uma Kambhampati "Education or Employment - Choices Facing Young People in Kazakhstan" Journal of International Development. 2006, November, pp. 1-21.

With Michael Kaser "Prudential Management of Hydrocarbon Revenues" Post-Communist Economies. 2006, Vol. 18, No. 2, June. pp. 167-187.

With Maria Vagliasindi "Evolution of the capacity utilisation of the Kazakhstani firms. Economic Systems. 30 (2006) pp. 231-248.

"The EU and the Caspian Sea Region: an Energy Partnership?" Economic Systems. 29 (2005) pp. 59-76.

"The First Decade of Economic Transition in Central Asia: An Introduction to the Symposium". Comparative Economic Studies, 2003, 45 (437-441). With Maria Vagliasindi and Mark Casson "Recent Developments in the Short-term

Employment in Kazakhstani Firms" in Comparative Economic Studies, 2003, 45 (466-492).

"Kazakhstan. 1999-2000. Tributaire. Du Pétrole". Le Courrier Des Pays De I'Est, N 1010. Novembre-Décembre 2000. pp. 55-67. (in French)

With Paul Mosley" Are Poverty and Social Goals Attainable in the Transition Region?" Development Policy Review. Volume 18, Number 1. pp. 107-120. March 2000.

With K. Berentayev, I. Fominykh, etl. "The functioning of the Kazakhstan Enterprises in the Period of Transition: Case Study 1997". Alpari. Special Issue Oil and Gas. 2000.

"Privatisation in Kazakhstan- an Overview". in Kazakhstan Economic Trends. April-June 1999. Quarterly Issue. European Commission, Brussels.

"An Assessment of Industrial policy and Employment Prospects in Central

Asia". The Central Asia 2010: Prospects of Human Development. UNDP publication. New York. 1999

"Economic Transition in Kazakhstan" Mondes en Developpement. Tome 26. pp. 53-64. 1998.

with George Tridimas "Dilemmas of Financial Development in Kazakstan" Journal of International Development, Volume 10, N 5. pp681-693.1998.

with Nicholas Tucker "Geopolitical Factor of Economic Transformation: Kazakstan-Russian Relations" Journal of International Development, Vol. 9, No. 4 (June 1997).

Conference:

Presentations at the international conferences:

  • Presentation at the International Conference "Challenges of the Entrepreneurship", Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, February 16, 2012.

Presentation: "Local Content in Kazakhstan: Public View on the Entrepreneurship".

  • Public Lecture for the Kazakh students, studied in the UK at the UCL, London, 9 February, 2012.

Lecture: "Local Content in Kazakhstan. Results of the Study"

  • Ditchley conference "The Central Asian Republics and Their International Partners". The Ditchley Foundation, Oxford, 3-5 November 2011

The Ditchley Foundation is a privately-funded charity established in 1958 to promote trans-Atlantic understanding. Since then Ditchley conferences have expanded to include the concerns and participation of nations from across the globe. They are designed as a resource for senior policy-makers and professional analysts from the fields of politics, the civil service, education, civil society, business, industry and the media to study specific policy questions in a broad context, to hear the views of other experts in the field and to draw operational or analytical conclusions. Between 35 and 45 participants attend conferences by invitation. The proceedings are informal and off-the-record, with emphasis placed on frank debate and oral dialogue rather than on set presentations.

Acted as rapporteur for Working Group and made it a presentation of main conclusions on energy sector and economic development.

  • Briefing at the Eastern Research Group, Eastern Europe & Central Asia Directorate, FCO, London. September, 2011.

Paper: "Caspian region: Companies. Governments. Policies".

  • Paper at the Panel "The Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis: Elaborations for Europe and Central Asia." at the Western Economic Association International Conference, San Diego, 30 June, 2011.

Paper "National Fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan- from stress test to global future".

  • Keynote speaker at the seminar co-hosted by CEAS and British-Kazakh Society, House of Lords, London, 15 June, 2011.
  • Special event dissemination of the main results of the work of the CEAS on INSPIRE Project. Keynote paper "Local Content in Kazakhstan -perceptions of households".
  • Conference Europeanization of Energy Corridors: Nabucco Pipeline Project, Southern and Northern Corridor, CNRS / Sciences PO - CERI (International Institute for Strategic Studies), Paris, 19-20 May, 2011.

Paper "Nabucco project and Caspian Interests".

  • Special briefing at the Kaztransgas (Gas National company), Astana, Kazakhstan. 27 April 2011.
  • Briefing: "Local Content in Kazakhstan. Company's strategy" The specific recommendations were taken by the company which was in the process of reviewing their local content strategy.
  • Special briefing at the National Agency on Local Content Development, Astana, Kazakhstan. 26 April 2011.
  • Briefing: "Local Content in Kazakhstan. What the households think about it?" The specific recommendations were taken by the Agency into consideration during designing the national strategy on local content development in Kazakhstan.
  • Public Lecture at the Institute of Political Solutions, Almaty, Kazakhstan. 22 April 2011.
  • Lecture: "Local Content in Kazakhstan. New way of Development?" This paper received a wider coverage in Kazakhstani press and was re-printed by many journals and newspapers.
  • Presentation together with Dr Christian Nygaard at the seminar series Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford, March 16, 2011.

Paper "Local Content Policy in Kazakhstan- result of the Household Survey".

  • Conference "Resource challenges of the Caspian oil boom. Domestic elites and policy making in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan", participation is sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation Research project "The Energy Sector and the Political Stability of Regimes in the Caspian Area", Bremen, 16-17 December 2010.

Paper: "Spending Petro-Dollars", as well as principle discussant

  • Round Table "Emerging Market Economies in Central Asia". Sponsored by Volkswagen Foundation. Gottingen. Germany. 13, November 2010.

Invited to address the round table as an expert on the economic development of the region.

  • Presentation at the seminar series Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford, November 3, 2010.

Paper "National Fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan- from stress test to global future".

  • 6 Global Local Content Summit. London, September 27-30, 2010.

The Global Local Content Summit is the largest and most prestigious annual gathering of senior local content decision makers from across the globe.

Paper: "The Role Of Local Content In The Economic Development Of Resource-Rich Countries".

  • ICCEES VIII World Congress 25- 31 July, 2010, Stockholm, Sweden. CEAS hosted a panel. The paper 'Resource nationalism, credit growth and state owned investment vehicles in Russia and Kazakhstan' was presented together with A. Nygaard.
  • 5th Annual Kazakhstan Growth Forum. London. 16 June 2010.

Paper: "Local Content in the Caspian Region".

The Kazakhstan Growth Forum is Europe's leading event on investing doing business in Kazakhstan - attracting 300 top-level participants even amidst the economic challenges of 2009. This event is also a key meeting place for high-level decision-makers from the Kazakhstani Government and the corporate sector, foreign strategic investors, international financiers, and leading experts and academics on the region.

  • "Oil and Gas Conference" organized by the Petrosam programme board of the Research Council of Norway (similar to ESRC), June 9, 2010, Oslo, Norway.

Special invitation by the Council to assess work on the project "Resource nationalism in the Caspian region-with a special focus on Kazakhstan".

  • RussCasp Strategic Forum. Oslo. March 11, 2010

Paper "Kazakhstan: understanding the government's approach to IOCs".

  • Public Lecture for the Kazakh students, studied in the UK at the UCL, London, 12 November, 2009.

Lecture: "Local Content in Kazakhstan. New way of Development?"

  • Presentation at the seminar series Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford, November 4, 2009.

Paper "Local Content" as a Factor in Oil and Gas Projects".

  • UN Second South-South High Level Meeting on Oil and Gas Management. Nairobi, Kenya. October 12, 2009.

Paper: "Managing Expectations of Emerging Oil and Gas Producing Countries:
Companies. Governments. Policies".

  • 5th Global Local Content Summit. London, September 28-29, 2009. The Global Local Content Summit is the largest and most prestigious annual gathering of senior local content decision makers from across the globe.

Paper: "Local Content Policy in Kazakhstan".

  • Invited speaker by the Government of Kazakhstan at IV Eurasian Energy Forum (Astana, Kazakhstan) "Local Content: Companies. Governments. Policies". 24-25 September, 2009.

Paper: "Local Content Policy in Kazakhstan- An Overview".

  • Speaker at the CICM Conference "20 Years of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe: Money, Banking and Financial Markets" (London) "Oil, Credit Growth and State Owned Financial Intermediaries in Russia and Kazakhstan", 17-18 September 2009.

Paper: "Resource Nationalism and Credit Growth in FSU Countries".

  • House of Lords. November 13, 2008. Address to the House of Lords group on energy. "Economics of the Caspian Oil and Gas Wealth".
  • ASSA/AEA. New Orleans, USA, January 4-7, 2008.

Won competition of panels. Panel "Energy Issues and Challenges in Emerging Economies". Paper: "Determinants of Corruption and the Growth-Corruption Links in Energy-Rich Economies".

Research collaboration:

Consultancy:

  • Director for the 2006-2008 FCO Chevening Fellowship Programme "The Economics of Energy". (New Scheme launched by the FCO in order to bring future leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers to the UK at a formative stage in their careers).
  • Consultancy (Economic adviser on Caspian Issues) to Rt. Hon. Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Q.C., (co-chairman of Kazakh-British Society and Chairman of British-Azerbaijani Society)
  • Consultancy for Burren Energy (the Energy company) in Turkmenistan. November 2004.
  • Extensive comments throughout the preparation of 2004 edition Transition Report, EBRD. July-September, 2004.
  • Mini Short Course "Incentive Schemes for Managers" for the Serbian business club "Privrednik", Belgrade, June 8, 2002.
  • The commencing Kazakhstan Briefing Service which is offered jointly by the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies and the Centre for Global Energy Studies. Kazakhstan Briefing Service offers a unique insight into business, economic and legal developments in Kazakhstan as they happen. March, 2002.
  • Executive Training Programme for 24 Kazakhstani University Chancellors, November, 2001.
  • Foreign Investment Advisory Service consultant and country expert, World Bank -FIAS project "Kazakhstan: Cumulative Cost Delay Study" (2001)
  • Consultation "The Business Environment in Kazakhstan" to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Central Asia and South Caucasus Section, Eastern Department, UK, 2001.
  • Head of the GDN Country Study - Kazakhstan, World Bank (2001)
  • Co-ordinator for the project with Plekhanov Academy of Economics, Moscow, Russia -World Bank (2000-2001)
  • Regular Contributor to Oxford Analytica Daily Brief (1999-2000) topics included Kazakhstan, CIS and Central Asia Economies
  • UK co-ordinator for REAP project-Ukraine - The British Council, UK (1999-2001)
  • Consultant for Maxwell and Stamp, "Training Kazakh Governmental Officials".
  • Consultant for Know How Fund Department for International Development (1999) "KHF Russia: Russia Trade with the EU"
  • Consultant to Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd (1998) "Sakhalin 2 Project"
  • Consultant to the diplomatic corps in London (including Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bosnia)