A selection of recent and publicly available work
RENEWABLES, UTILITIES AND HOUSEHOLD TARIFFS
Using evidence from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, our Energy Policy Note estimates the impact of renewables (Solar PV) adoption on both the profitability of electricity utilities and the tariffs that households will have to pay, including when electricity subsidies are present.
A comprehensive report (co-authored with Alexander Plekhanov and prepared for EBRD) on how Russia might diversify
A recent paper analysing Russia's strategic, economic and political governance and the impact on both its economy and political system
An article that asks why repeated attempts at economic reform in the Arab work have yielded little
ENERGY PRICING AND POLICY
A major study (prepared by IEA) of the political economy of energy subsidies with a specific focus on Indonesia & Mexico
BREXIT AND IMMIGRATION
Immigration appears to be a major reason for why the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016. This short paper examines the possible consequences of limiting immigration from the EU for the UK economy
POLITICAL CONNECTIONS & THEIR NETWORKS
A paper (with Stavros Poupakis) that uses a unique database to map the networks of political connections in almost all countries in the world
THE AUTOCRAT'S DILEMMA
Recent announcements by President Putin about possible changes to the balance of powers in Russia throw light on a timeless problem facing autocrats - how can they ensure an exit without leaving themselves open to retribution? This short piece explores some facets of the dilemma facing an autocrat.