ENERPO Workshop: Oil in Putin’s Russia: Rents and Economic Policy
Speaker: Dr Adnan Vatansever
No sector has been as vital as oil to the Russian economy since Vladimir Putin came to power. Oil in Putin’s Russia offers an in-depth examination of the contests over windfalls drawn from the oil sector since 1999. Examining how the Russian leadership has guided the process of distributing these windfalls, the author explores the causes behind key policy continuities and policy reversals during Putin’s tenure. The book offers a comprehensive and timely account of politics and policy in contemporary Russia, and a significant contribution to research on the political economy of resource rents in mineral resource-rich countries.
Dr. Adnan Vatansever is a Senior Lecturer at King’s Russia Institute, King’s College London. He holds a PhD from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, andM.A. in Russian and East European Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His research focused on political economy and energy in Russia/Eurasia.