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Projects and activities

The intellectual work of the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies (CEAS) is wide ranging and focuses on five key areas.

These five key areas can be divided as follows:

The specifics of transition in Euro-Asia and the emergence of new economies in the region. By 1996, a broad literature was developing on the transition in Eastern Europe and the transformation in Russia triggered wide policy debate. But some key transition issues were underserved by the academic and policy communities, including challenges in the Caspian and Central Asian economies. Some countries in this region, for example, had to implement transition in settings that frequently involved landlocked economies, energy exploitation and diversification challenges. These regional features provided one key focus for the CEAS' early research and publications. 'The new national economy: the learning curve', part of a 1998 book on Kazakhstan which was the first English language study of the economy, is a title that says it all.[1]

Post-transition challenges. By the end of the 1990s, as activities at the CEAS expanded, the transition recession was bottoming out amid shocks from the Russian crisis. It was time to start looking beyond debates about stabilisation, liberalisation and privatisation. The region's evolving international linkages and strategies for economic development deserved more forward-looking analysis. Published in 2000, 'The Euro-Asian World: a Period of Transition' analysed the politics of security, the new Great Game, and the geopolitics of Caspian energy.[2] In the years since then, debate in the West has confirmed these dimensions of Euro-Asia as critically relevant for the global economy.

Energy security and renewable energy. At the turn of the millennium, Europe's energy dependence on the North Sea and Russia was steadily increasing. But with energy prices low and pipeline price wars undreamed of, energy security and diversification had slipped low on the EU agenda. Caspian oil and gas were barely on the perimeter of policy attention. In 2001 a series of studies, published by the CEAS as 'Energy in the Caspian Region: Present and Future', evaluated the future energy contribution of the region. Building on this theme, the CEAS organised a panel at the in 2005 American Economic Association Meetings, bringing together experts from Australia, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the United States to review key challenges in energy development and to assess the EU's relations with the region.[3] These papers were subsequently published as a Symposium in Economic Systems.

Lifting the 'natural resource curse'. Energy endowment has negative risks associated with it. These include rent-seeking behaviour, instability caused by price fluctuations and the possibility that 'Dutch Disease' may hollow out the economy. A 2005 conference on 'Hydrocarbon Wealth and Development in Resource Rich Economies' explored these topics, which are increasingly relevant in today's high energy price environment. In recent years National Oil Funds have also gained attention as an instrument to address some of these challenges by buffering the economy from shocks and by saving for the future. Research in the CEAS, published in Comparative Economics, has focused on the role of these funds in the region and highlighted the question of whether they enhance transparency and enrol constituencies for prudent policies.[4]

Economic transformation and business enterprises. Dependency of the economy on the extractive sector needs efforts to support transformation of direct and indirect employment and the procurement of goods and service into a new sector of the economy beyond the extractive industry. This topic recently gained more attention some several high-profile international organisations. For example, UNCTAD Report on the 'State of Commodity Dependency' (2019) stressed that more than half of all countries, and two-thirds of developing countries, are commodity dependent. The research is increasingly important, since when the non-renewable natural resources like extractives are depleted, what will happen with the economy of these countries? Adoption of new digital technologies is another factor transforming existing industry value chains and entirely changing how companies operate in many industries. The decline of the North Sea oil and gas industry is exacerbated by the global economic context: the industry has seen reduced investment with around 130,000 jobs lost in the UK. The economic contraction of the industry has been further precipitated by the COVID-19 crisis. This means also the significant transformation of the workforce, especially if it includes continued access to 'decent' work for fossil fuel workers. Business enterprises, including multinational enterprises operating in the extractive sector and indigenous firms and entrepreneurs, are central players of the process of the transformation. This is alongside other important actors, such as the public sector, civil society, industrial organisations and research and development institutions. The new avenue of research relates to the diversification from the traditional extractive sector to new industries, including the growing service sector.[5]

From an academic perspective, these five issues have been among the driving forces for work at the Centre over the past decade, reflected in the series of publications in its Euro-Asian Studies series with Palgrave Press.

Academic outreach: the places, the people

An early decision was to seek a number of students from the Euro-Asian region, including Central Asia and the Caspian area, and to engage an academic dialogue with institutions in those and other transition economies. Students at the CEAS have come from countries including Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Germany and Ukraine. They have in some cases benefited from sponsoring that the centre has put in place on a country basis.

Over time, a network of Country Representatives has also been built up to strengthen continuing links. This network now covers ten transition economies, from Lithuania to Kyrgyzstan, as well as France, Korea, Turkey and Switzerland.

Meanwhile, members of the CEAS are actively engaged in research on the region, with many projects being inter-disciplinary and collaborative. Memberships and Visiting Fellowships have provided links to academic institutions in the UK as well as Australia, Kazakhstan, Russia and the United States.

Members of other academic institutions have come to discuss current issues with students at the CEAS, including at its weekly inter-disciplinary seminars. Recent academic and research institute speakers have come from the universities of Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Southampton as well as the CEPR and the Kiel Institute for World Economics. These events are typically open to other students at the university.

Networking with government and industry

While the prime focus of the CEAS has been academic, it has from the outset sought to build up a dialogue with government and industry. This has been achieved through conferences, workshops, industrial visits by students and consultancy in the region.

The CEAS' links to the private sector have allowed it benefit from generous funding of academic work, conferences and scholarships to help cover the costs of students from the region coming to study in Reading. British Gas, Burren Energy, Chase Manhattan Bank, Rothschild and Son and the Soros Foundation have been among the sponsors of activities organised by the CEAS. Projects have been sponsored also by the Department for International Development, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank.

Members of the CEAS have also been contributors at international conferences and workshops organised by inter-governmental organisations that include the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the European Commission. In addition, members have been actively engaged in research and consultancy with organisations such as the Energy Charter Secretariat and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

In turn, seminars at the CEAS by officials and private sector speakers have exposed students to the latest developments in policy and business thinking. Subjects have ranged from 'The Foreign Policy Dynamic and Energy Security' to 'Russian Capitalism: Is It Unique?'

In 2006 the CEAS was selected by the UK Government to organise a three-month pilot scheme on the economics of energy issues for members of the Chevening Fellowship Programme. Civil servants, academics and private sector specialists from Angola, Georgia, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, South Korea, Syria and Turkey all took part and the Fellows participated in a series of lectures, company experience with Shell International and case studies and visits to enrich their understanding of theoretical and practical developments in the field.

• The British Council CREATIVE SPARK: Higher Education Enterprise Programme (2018 - to date)

• The British Council Newton-Al Farabi Fund for the Strategic Institutional Research Link Collaboration Local Content Impact: Economic Development, Technology and Entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan's Energy Value Chain - Developing a Centre for Competitiveness in Kazakhstan. (1 April, 2015 - 1 April, 2017).

• Foreign and Commonwealth Office (British Embassy in Russia) Business Incubation 3.0 (BI 3.0): Networking for sustainable growth, entrepreneurship support and best practices exchange. Joint grant with MGIMO University. (27 September, 2016 - 27 September, 2017).

• The British Council Co-operation Development Fund for the UK and Azerbaijan Higher Education Institutions Oil Rents and Human Capital Formation (Azerbaijan Case). (26 January, 2017 - 1 July, 2017).

• The British Council Newton Fund for the strategic research link workshop 'Delivering sustainable economic development in resource-rich countries: Ukrainian Crisis: Risks and Opportunities for Azerbaijan as energy supplier and for its sustainable development'. (November 2014 - February 2015).

• The British Council INSPIRE Strategic Partnership Grant for a project 'Environmental attitudes and impacts on Local Content Policy formation in Kazakhstan' (2010-2014).

• Business connections, a course organised by the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan Atameken and the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy Fit for the partnership with Germany (2017).

• Southwest Minzu University represented by Dr Gin Gao, a visiting Fellow of the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, applied and received grant from the national research fund of China to support the study and research trip of the CEAS member to Chengdu, China (November, 2019).

• The UNCTAD has nominated the conference paper by Irina Heim and Cindy Wilhelm (University of East Anglia) entitled Extractive MNEs and sustainable development: a comparative study of a least developed and emerging resource-rich countries for the UNCTAD-AIB 2020 Award for research on investment and development (July 2020).

[1] Kalyuzhnova, Y. 1998. The Kazakhstani economy: independence and transition. Macmillan Press. Basingstoke.

[2] Kalyuzhnova Y. and Lynch D. ed.2000. The Euro-Asian World: A Period of Transition. Macmillan Publishing.

[3] Symposium EU - Central Asia: Economic Partnership March 2005, Economic Systems, Volume 29, Issue1. 9781138238442

[4] Kalyuzhnova, Y., Nygaard, C. A., Omarov, Y. and Saparbayev, A. (2016) Local content policies in resource-rich countries. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, pp235. ISBN 9781137447852 doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-44786-9

[5] Heim, I. (ed). (2020). Kazakhstan's Diversification from the Natural Resource Sector: Strategic and Economic Opportunities. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783030373887

Creative Spark Kazakhstan Project

The Creative Spark Kazakhstan project is a five-year initiative to support international university and institutional partnerships to develop enterprise skills and creative economy. The CEAS has worked alongside the Kazakh-British Technical University and the British Council to deliver the project, which covers seven countries in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan), South Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia) and Ukraine.

In order to support higher education reform and respond to unemployment rates in these seven countries, partner countries use the UK's experience to help develop enterprise education and support young entrepreneurs. Over 10,000 students and young entrepreneurs were supported in total in all countries in the first year of the programme.

One of the biggest events of the programme is a Big Idea Challenge video pitch competition which encourages young people from programme countries to develop an innovative 'startup' and tell the world about it. The competition is organised by British Council and London Metropolitan University.

The three competition categories are digital technology, social impact and creativity. Between them they encourage all types of ideas, whether it's about a great business venture, an amazing creative project or simply trying to make the world a better place.

Faculty and PhD researchers from Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship (HCfE) and have also supported the Creative Spark Kazakhstan project. Most notably, they worked with CEAS, the British Council and KBTU to roll out their IDEAFEST Business Idea Competition. Further details on the inaugural Kazakhstan IDEAFEST can be found here.

Presentations at International Conferences

• Heim, I. and Kalyuzhnova, Y. Win-win strategies for firms operating in resource-dependent economies: Technological spillover and collaborative diversification policy. Academy of International Business, 1-8 July, 2020 (online).

• Heim, I. and Wilhelm, C. Extractive MNEs and sustainable development: A comparative study of a least developed and emerging resource-rich countries. Academy of International Business, 1-8 July, 2020 (online).

• Heim, I. and Sardar-Drenda, N. To change or not to change? Assessment of willingness and ability to change in and their predictors in the global digital service industry. European International Business Academy Conference, Leeds, December 2019.

• Heim, I, and Kalyuzhnova, Y. Win-win strategies for firms operating in resource-dependent economies: technological spillovers and collaborative diversification policy. Paper development workshops, IM and STR divisions. Junior Faculty Consortium IM division. Academy of Management Annual 2019 Meeting in Boston, USA.

• Heim, I. Investments in the digital Silk Road. 4th Annual Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference (GSEM) in Dallas, TX.

• Heim, I. Value co-creation and local content development: win-win strategies for the oil and gas industry in time of digital transformation. Academy of International Business UK&I 2019 Conference.

• Heim, I., Han, T. and Ghobadian, A. Subsidiary Performance as a result of a value co-creation Process: A case study of a digital service company. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting in Minneapolis.

• Ambalov, V., and Heim, I. (2018). Cluster Nodes as a Unit for Value Co-creation: the role of information technologies in competitiveness of the oil and gas industry. In W Liu, K Nakata, W Li and C Baranauskas (Eds.). Proceedings of 18th IFIP WG 8.1 International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations, ICISO 2018 (pp.155 – 163). Reading, UK: Springer.

• Heim., I. (2018). Value co-creation and local content development. British Academy of Management Conference BAM2018.

• Heim, I., Liu, K., and Kalyuzhnova, Y. Business value of IT in competitiveness of Kazakhstan's energy sector: the role of international oil and gas companies in sustainable development of the local industry. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting in Dubai

• Heim, I., Kalyuzhnova, Y., and Liu, K. (2017). Business Value of IT in Competitiveness of Kazakhstan's Energy Sector - the role of international oil and gas companies in sustainable development of the local industry. British Academy of Management Conference BAM2017.

• Heim, I., Liu, K. and Kalyuzhnova, Y. Business Value of IT in Competitiveness of Kazakhstan's Energy Sector: The Role of International Oil and Gas Companies in Sustainable Development of the Local Industry. Academy of International Business Western-USA Chapter Annual Conference 2017

• Delevic, U. and Heim, I. Institutions in transition: Is the EU integration process relevant for inward FDI in European transition economies? Academy of International Business Annual Meeting in New Orleans

• Delevic, U. and Heim, I. Institutions in transition: Is the EU integration process relevant for inward FDI in European transition economies? Academy of International Business Annual Meeting in New Orleans. British Academy of Management Conference BAM2016.

• Pomfret, R. (2014). Kazakhstan's 2030 strategy: Goals, instruments and performance. In American Economic Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia on (Vol. 4, pp. 2-3).

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Keynote speaker at United Nation Economic Commission for Europe-MGIMO-Henley Capacity building event for SPECA countries, MGIMO (Moscow), 21-23 October 2019.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Keynote speaker at the opening HUB of Central Asia of the British Council Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme. April 14, 2019.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Keynote speaker Local Content Policies in Kuwait. Executive Workshop for Kuwait National Oil Company. Kuwait City. Kuwait. 16 December 2018.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Speaker at the 11th session of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness, Geneva, 1-2 November 2018.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. The keynote speaker Local Content in the Era of Anti- globalisation organised by National Agency on Local Content Almaty, July 27, 2018.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. SKOLKOVO Energy Center workshop The Future of Oil Production in Russia: Life Under Sanctions, the findings are submitted to all relevant Russian ministries and Presidential Administration. March 2018.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Market Drivers and Opportunities in Social Infrastructure Projects. Deloitte and IRTI-IDB Group Executive Workshop. London. 28 November 2017.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Keynote speaker at the V Forum of the Mechanical Equipment Producers of Kazakhstan with participation of Mr Mamin, the First-Deputy Prime Minister, who has personally invited Professor Kalyuzhnova to provide an advice to the Kazakhstani government on the issues of local content development and WTO. 20 September 2017.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Seminar on local content Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification versus Local Content and WTO organised by National Agency on Local Content Astana, June 21, 2017.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Astana Economic Forum, presentation Competitiveness of the green economy, 22 June 2017.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Astana Economic Forum the keynote speakers and moderator of EXPO-2017- Energy for sustainable development panel, May 21-22, 2015.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. The Economic Transformation of the Caspian Region and the Falling Price of Oil. House of Commons. 16 March 2015.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies. Seminar Local Content Development in Resource Rich Countries. Oxford, November 19, 2014.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. SOAS, Edith Penrose Centenary Conference, Paper: Kazakhstan: long-term economic growth and the role of the oil sector. London, November 15, 2014.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Member of Intergovernmental Commission UK-Kazakhstan. Presentation at the roundtable on education. Astana, November 5, 2014.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Contribution to World Scenarios Series of the World Economic Forum The Scenarios for the South Caucasus and Central Asia.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Institute of World Economy and International Relations of Russian Academy of Science (IMEMO) conference Financial sector in the oil exporting countries Paper: The National Fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan, EMBI and financial market beyond 2008 crisis. Moscow, Russia, June 3, 2014.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Astana Economic Forum, presentation Motivation of Civil Servants, 22 May 2014.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. House of Commons and British Institute of Energy Economics, seminar Kazakhstan: Oil and Gas in the 21st Century. Main organiser. London, UK, May 8, 2014.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Global University Summit (GUS), Business for education. Education for business. Moscow, Russia, 25 April 2014.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Gaidar Economic Forum Russia and the World: Sustainable Development, presentation Henley Business School and the real business. Moscow, Russia, January 17, 2014.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. American Economic Association Meeting, ASSA Panel Kazakhstan's Economic Strategy: Halfway to 2030. Paper: Kazakhstan: the best oil magnate in CIS? Philadelphia, USA. January 3, 2014.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Institute of World Economy and International Relations of Russian Academy of Science (IMEMO) keynote speaker at the conference Central Asia: Its Role in the World Energy Market. December 9, 2013.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. House of Commons and British Institute of Energy Economics, seminar International Dimensions of Russian Oil and Gas principle organiser. London, UK, July 5, 2013.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Astana Economic Forum. Presentation Research in Public Administration. Astana, Kazakhstan, 22 May, 2013.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. The World Economic Forum Strategic Dialogue on the Future of the South Caucasus and Central Asia. Baku, Azerbaijan, 7-8 April 2013, presentation by special invitation from the organisers and the Azeri government.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Gaidar Economic Forum Russia and the World: Challenges of Integration, presentation Henley Business School's insights on the management models of the BRIC economies. Moscow, Russia. January 16, 2013.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. British Institute of Energy Economics. Academic Conference European Energy in a Challenging World: The impact of emerging markets, presented a paper Implications of local content policies for oil and gas sectors, Oxford, 19 September 2012. Presentation at the International Conference Challenges of the Entrepreneurship, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, February 16, 2012.

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

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. Briefing at the Eastern Research Group, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate, FCO, London. September, 2011. Paper: Caspian region: Companies. Governments. Policies.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y., Nygaard C. Presentation at the seminar series Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford, March 16, 2011. Paper Local Content Policy in Kazakhstan- result of the Household Survey.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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 the principle discussant.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. 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.

• Kalyuzhnova, Y. RussCasp Strategic Forum. Oslo. March 11, 2010. Paper Kazakhstan: understanding the government's approach to IOCs.

CEAS was invited to make a contribution into work of many international organisations. Here are only few of them:

  • Kalyuzhnova, Y. Keynote speaker Local Content Policies in Kuwait. Executive Workshop for Kuwait National Oil Company. Kuwait City. Kuwait. 16 December 2018.
  • Kalyuzhnova, Y. Speaker at the 11th session of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness, Geneva, 1-2 November 2018.
  • Kalyuzhnova, Y. The keynote speaker Local Content in the Era of Anti-globalisation organised by National Agency on Local Content Almaty, July 27, 2018.
  • Kalyuzhnova, Y. SKOLKOVO Energy Center workshop The Future of Oil Production in Russia: Life Under Sanctions, the findings are submitted to all relevant Russian ministries and Presidential Administration. March 2018.
  • Kalyuzhnova, Y. Kazakhstan: Local Content Policy and Extracting Sector Development, joint seminar CEAS and British Institute of Energy Economics, Reading, 24 February, 2017. This seminar is dedicated to the local content /capacity development issues and policies in the Republic of Kazakhstan and other resource-rich countries. It is designed with participation of policy-makers from Kazakhstan.
  • Kalyuzhnova, Y. Knowledge Transfer to Bolashak Scholars workshop at CAES, Reading, March 2, 2016.
  • Kalyuzhnova, Y. Promotion of Clean Energy in Resource-Rich Countries: Case Study of Kazakhstan, joint Workshop CEAS and JSC Economic Research Institute with under the Newton - Al-Farabi Partnership Programme. Astana, 17-19 August 2015. The workshop's aim was to serve as a platform to contribute to the discussions on key topics related to the promotion of clean energy resources in Kazakhstan and to connect together early career and established researchers in the UK and Kazakhstan working on energy economics, natural resource economics, renewable energy development, etc. The workshop was attended by 50 participants from the UK and Kazakhstan. The purposes of the workshop were to inform the public, decision makers and research community regarding pathways to transition to the green growth in Kazakhstan.
  • Kalyuzhnova, Y. Special seminar – dissemination 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.
  • Hosted 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.
  • Delivering Caspian Energy for Sustainable Development (June 13, 2008) (sponsored by Shell International, supported by the House of Lords)
  • Beyond Transition: Emerging Economies in the Global World (June 23, 2006) (sponsored by Burren Energy Plc and Shell International, supported by the House of Lords)
  • Hydrocarbon Wealth and Development in Resource Rich Economies (June 10, 2005) (sponsored by Burren Energy Plc, supported by the FCO)
  • Caspian Energy: Present and Future - Renewable Energy (May, 2003) (sponsored by Shell International)
  • Caspian Energy: Present and Future -Sustainable Development and Social Issues (March, 2003) (sponsored by Shell International)
  • Caspian Energy: Present and Future -Local Content (January, 2003) (sponsored by Shell International)
  • The Euro-Asian World- The First decade of Transition (2001) (sponsored by Lloyds TSB, ChevronTexaco, DFID)
  • New Diplomatic Initiatives in Euro-Asia (2000) (sponsored by BG International)
  • Privatisation in Transitional Economies (1999) (sponsored by Chase)
  • Entering the World Financial Markets: East and Central Europe and the CIS Countries (1998)
  • Russia, China, Central Asia: From Geo-Politics to Geo-Economics in Euro-Asia (1998) (sponsored by NM Rothschild and Sons and BG International)
  • Central Banking in Post-Socialist Economies. (1997) (sponsored by the Bank of England)
  • The Post-Soviet World. A Period of Transition. (1996)

These conferences attracted wide interest from the academic community, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and businesses operating in the CIS countries. The conferences were attended by 70-100 participants on average and attracted financial and other sponsorship from the following organisations: British Gas, Chase Manhattan Bank, Rothschild and Son Ltd, The British Academy, The British Council, the Soros Foundation, Shell International, etc. The academic output of these conferences has been published or is forthcoming in book form as well as papers in academic journals. CEAS has also a series of weekly seminars on developments in the CIS countries.

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Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova

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Email: y.kalyuzhnova@henley.ac.uk
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