Nina Poussenkova

ENERPO Program Professor
Academic degree:
PhD (Economics)
Academic biography

Dr. Nina Poussenkova is Senior Researcher of the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences.

Expert in national oil companies, environmental issues of the petroleum sector, corporate social responsibility of the oil and gas companies, petroleum developments in the Arctic.

Nina Poussenkova graduated from the Moscow State University, the department of economics, and defended her PhD thesis in IMEMO. In the 1990s, she worked in the Center for Foreign Investment and Privatization, and in Salomon Brothers and Lazard Freres investment banks. In 2006-2008 Dr. Poussenkova was director of the Energy Program of the Carnegie Moscow Center. She closely cooperated with WWF-Russia leading projects on corporate sustainability in Russia. Currently, she heads the IMEMO Oil and Gas Dialogue Forum.

Dr. Poussenkova authored over 100 publications on the Russian and international energy sector published both in Russia and internationally. Her most recent publications in English are:

  • From Rigs to Riches. Oilmen Vs. Financiers in the Russian Oil Sector. J.Baker Institute for Public Policy publications, Houston, October 2004; 
  • Lord of the Rigs: Rosneft as a Mirror of Russia’s Evolution. In: The Changing Role of National Oil Companies in International Energy Markets. J.Baker Institute for Public Policy publications, Houston, March 2007;
  • At the Kremlin’s Energy Service. In: High North – High Stakes: Security, Energy, Transport, Environment. Ed. By R.Gottemoeller and R.Tamnes, 2008, Fagbokforlaget Vigmostad & Bjorke AS;
  • Russia’s Future Customers: Asia and Beyond. In: Russian Energy Power and Foreign Relations: Implications for Conflict and Cooperation. Ed. by Jeronim Perovic, Robert W. Orttung, Andreas Wenger, Routledge, 2009;
  • Gazprom and Russia’s Great Eastern Pipe-Dreams. Russian Analytical Digest, April 21, 2009;
  • Global Expansion of Russia’s Energy Giants. Journal of International Affairs, Spring-Summer 2010; 
  • They Went East, They Went West. Global Expansion of Russian Oil Companies. In Russia’s Energy Policies: National, Interregional and Global Levels, Edited by Pami Aalto, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012; 
  • Russia's Eastern Energy Policy: A Chinese Puzzle for Rosneft. Russie.Nei.Visions, # 70, April 2013, IFRI publications;
  • Petroleum CSR in Russia: Affordable Luxury or Basic Necessity? Russian Analytical Digest, # 181, 2016 (with co-author);
  • Local Perceptions of Corporate Social Responsibility for Arctic Petroleum in the Barents Region. Arctic Review for Law and Politics, vol. 7, # 2 (2016) (with co-authors);
  • The Rosneftization of the Russian Oil Sector. Oxford Energy Forum, # 107, 2016; 
  • Arctic Petroleum: Local CSR Perceptions in the Nenets Region of Russia. Social Responsibility Journal, 2017, # 2 (with co-authors);
  • Russia: Public Debate and the Petroleum Sector (with I.Overland) in: Public Brainpower. Ed. by I.Overland, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018; 
  • Arctic Offshore Oil: Sweet Dream or Bitter Reality. In: The Arctic in World Affairs, A North Pacific Dialogue on Arctic 2030 and Beyond – Pathways to the Future. 2018 North Pacific Arctic Conference Proceedings, December 2018;
  • Oil on the Waters of RIC Energy Relations. In: Handbook of Energy Politics, Edward Elgar, 2018.
Publications

Academic paper/Article

  • 2021 2. Indra Overland, Nina Poussenkova. Corporate and Environmental Responsibility among Russian Oil Companies. In: Sovereign Wealth Funds, Local Content Policies and CSR, Springer Nature, 2021.
  • 2020 1. Indra Overland, Nina Poussenkova. Russian Oil Companies in an Evolving World: The Challenge of Change. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2020, 243 p
  • 2018 Oil on the Waters of RIC Energy Relations. In: Handbook of Energy Politics, Edward Elgar, 2018.
  • 2018 Arctic Offshore Oil: Sweet Dream or Bitter Reality. In: The Arctic in World Affairs, A North Pacific Dialogue on Arctic 2030 and Beyond – Pathways to the Future. 2018 North Pacific Arctic Conference Proceedings, December 2018;
  • 2018 Russia: Public Debate and the Petroleum Sector (with I.Overland) in: Public Brainpower. Ed. by I.Overland, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018;
  • 2017 Arctic Petroleum: Local CSR Perceptions in the Nenets Region of Russia. Social Responsibility Journal, 2017, # 2 (with co-authors);
  • 2016 The Rosneftization of the Russian Oil Sector. Oxford Energy Forum, # 107, 2016;
  • 2016 Local Perceptions of Corporate Social Responsibility for Arctic Petroleum in the Barents Region. Arctic Review for Law and Politics, vol. 7, # 2 (2016) (with co-authors);
  • 2016 Petroleum CSR in Russia: Affordable Luxury or Basic Necessity? Russian Analytical Digest, # 181, 2016 (with co-author);
  • 2013 Russia's Eastern Energy Policy: A Chinese Puzzle for Rosneft. Russie.Nei.Visions, # 70, April 2013, IFRI publications;
  • 2012 They Went East, They Went West. Global Expansion of Russian Oil Companies. In Russia’s Energy Policies: National, Interregional and Global Levels, Edited by Pami Aalto, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012;
  • 2010 Global Expansion of Russia’s Energy Giants. Journal of International Affairs, Spring-Summer 2010;
  • 2009 Gazprom and Russia’s Great Eastern Pipe-Dreams. Russian Analytical Digest, April 21, 2009;
  • 2009 Russia’s Future Customers: Asia and Beyond. In: Russian Energy Power and Foreign Relations: Implications for Conflict and Cooperation. Ed. by Jeronim Perovic, Robert W. Orttung, Andreas Wenger, Routledge, 2009;
  • 2008 At the Kremlin’s Energy Service. In: High North – High Stakes: Security, Energy, Transport, Environment. Ed. By R.Gottemoeller and R.Tamnes, 2008, Fagbokforlaget Vigmostad & Bjorke AS;
  • 2007 Lord of the Rigs: Rosneft as a Mirror of Russia’s Evolution. In: The Changing Role of National Oil Companies in International Energy Markets. J.Baker Institute for Public Policy publications, Houston, March 2007;
  • 2004 From Rigs to Riches. Oilmen Vs. Financiers in the Russian Oil Sector. J.Baker Institute for Public Policy publications, Houston, October 2004;