Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova
Vice Dean (International)
Director of the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
Deputy Head of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Postgraduate Research Director of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Principal Fellow, UK HEA
National Teaching Fellow (NTF)
- Transitioning and Emerging Economies,
- Hydrocarbon Development,
- Energy Economics,
- Corporate Governance in Resource Rich Emerging Economies
Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova is Director of the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, Deputy Head and Postgraduate Research Director of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA).
Yelena is a proponent of experiential learning and of research-based teaching. She joined the school of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour in Henley Business School in 2012. 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). She is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
Yelena 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.
Yelena was announced as the winner of the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2019, a prestigious award led by Advance HE to celebrate and reward outstanding individual impact across the UK. In addition, Yelena is also a Certified Management and Business Educator.
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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 and 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 Europeanisation 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".
6th 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" organised by the Petrosam programme board of the Research Council of Norway (similar to ESRC), 9 June 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. 11 March 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, 4 November 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. 12 October 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. 13 November 2008. Address to the House of Lords group on energy. "Economics of the Caspian Oil and Gas Wealth".
ASSA/AEA. New Orleans, USA, 4-7 January 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".
- Transitioning and Emerging Economies
- Hydrocarbon Development
- Energy Economics
- Corporate Governance in Resource Rich Emerging Economies