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Roman Vakulchuk is a senior research fellow at NUPI. He holds a PhD degree in economics obtained from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. His main geographical specialization is Kazakhstan, other countries of Central Asia and Ukraine and he publishes on economic transition and integration, climate change, trade, infrastructure and transport, business climate and business culture, as well as state capitalism in emerging markets.
Vakulchuk has work experience as a project leader and expert within research projects organized by among others the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the MFA and the Research Council of Norway. Roman also worked at the oil company Shell in Germany. He speaks English, Russian, Ukrainian, German and French.
Publications All publications
A void in Central Asia research: climate changePublication : Academic article | 2022
ASEAN’s energy transition: how to attract more investment in renewable energyPublication : Academic article | 2022
The energy transition is progressing slowly in the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). To achieve ASEAN’s target1
Are renewable energy sources more evenly distributed than fossil fuels?Publication : Academic article | 2022
The energy transition literature assumes that renewable energy sources are more evenly distributed globally than fossil fuels. This assumption implie1
International Cooperation in the Arctic 2035 – The Four ScenariosPublication : Academic chapter | 2022
The Arctic has always fascinated people; its history, its present, and its future. The future of the Arctic has increasingly become a subject of acad1
Projects All projects
Research Capacity and Cooperation in Myanmar (RECCOM)Research project | 2018 - 2021 (Completed)
This project aims at building increased analytical capacity among Myanmar researchers....
Is this Russia's Kodak moment? Russian perspectives on the energy transition (KODAK)Research project | 2018 - 2022 (Ongoing)
This project will examine whether Russian energy actors are aware of the possibility of swift decarbonization of the global energy supply, what consequences they think it would have for demand for Rus...
Report on significant distortions in the economy of the Russian Federation for the purpose of trade defence investigations (EU-Russia trade)Research project | 2018 - 2020 (Completed)
This project will produce a comprehensive study of Russia's economy, focusing on regulations, laws, subsidies and other aspects that may interfere in competition in the markets....
The International Panel on Arctic Environmental ResponsibilityResearch project | 2018 - 2021 (Completed)
The International Panel on Arctic Environmental Responsibility is an independent and free-standing body tasked with assessing the environmental status of oil, gas, and mining companies in the Arctic....
Political economy analysesResearch project | 2016 - 2018 (Completed)
This project provides political economy analyses of eleven countries deemed important to Norwegian development cooperation. ...
Events All events
Energy Transition and Central AsiaEventMon 17 Jan 2022Time: 11:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Zoom (and live in Bishkek)
The OSCE Academy, NUPI and EUCAM are happy to welcome you to an open workshop on new research on critical minerals in the Central Asia, and what role such minerals play in the energy transition.
The Russia Conference 2022: The Russian economy, energy sector and climate change: What now?EventTue 15 Nov 2022Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: The House of Literature in Oslo
At this year's Russia conference, we will take a closer look at the implications of the war in Ukraine for Russia's economy and energy sector.
Kazakhstan's Reforms during the Pandemic: Progress and ChallengesEventMon 14 Dec 2020Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Webinar
Covid-19 has led to a global economic crisis, but how has the pandemic affected Kazakhstan and the other countries in Central Asia?
Ukraine's energy transition in a new political landscapeEventWed 30 Oct 2019Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
The presidential and parliamentary elections earlier this year resulted in a massive shift of power in Ukrainian politics. How is this affecting the energy sector in Ukraine?
Reforms in Uzbekistan and new dynamics in Central AsiaEventWed 19 Jun 2019Time: 12:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
What is the potential impact of President Mirziyoyev’s reform agenda for regional dynamics in Central Asia and beyond?
Articles All articles
How Central Asia can help the global energy transition28 Mar 2022
Critical materials – chromium, copper, germanium, lithium and others – are essential building blocks for renewable energy technologies such as solar1
New research group on climate and energy at NUPI28 Feb 2022
‘The ambition of the group is to be a driver for NUPI research on climate and energy issues,’ says Indra Øverland, head of the new research group.
Climate and energy24 Jan 2022
How is the international climate regime evolving? What are the implications of climate policy and the transition to clean energy for international po1
Funding flows for climate change research on Africa27 Oct 2021
African countries face some of the biggest challenges due to climate change compared to other parts of the world, but the funding for research on the1
Chinese and Japanese investments in Myanmar – what determines their environmental friendliness?24 Jun 2021
What determines whether companies investing in developing countries proceed in an environmentally friendly way? A new article published at level 2 by1