Ongoing Projects

The Changing Patterns of Hierarchical Urban Systems in the Post-Soviet Economies: Historical Perspectives (2020, joint project with Kazuhiro KUMO funded by Hitotsubashi University)

Past Projects 

A Comprehensive Study of the Ukrainian Crisis and Energy Security Based on Constellation Theory (2016-2019, group project funded by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

Energy, Growth and Development in Post-Soviet Economies. Incorporating Perspectives of Institutional Theory and Comparative Economics (2018-2020, four individual projects funded by Waseda University)

Research Interests

  • energy governance with application of theoretical frameworks of New Institutional Economics, New Comparative Economics, Varieties of Capitalism
  • hydrocarbon resource endowment - institutions - economic growth and development; resource curse vs institutions curse debate
  • energy policy and political economy of conventional (oil & natural gas) and renewable energy in Eurasia and Northeast Asia
  • comparative study of energy integration in European Union & Eurasian Economic Union