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Yana Zabanova, M.A., MPP

Research group:

Global Issues Visiting Fellow

yana.zabanova@swp-berlin.org +49 30 88007-363

Areas of Expertise


Renewable energy in Eurasia, Eurasian integration, industrial policy, Russia, Kazakhstan, South Caucasus, Turkish and Iranian influence in the South Caucasus, Eastern Partnership

Short Curriculum vitae

March 2018-present: Volkswagen Foundation PhD scholarship recipient and Fellow in the Governance in Emerging Economies Research Group (University of Groningen and PFH Göttingen). PhD thesis title: "Political Economy of Renewable Energy Development in Eurasian Oil and Gas Producers: The Cases of Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan“

2017-2018 Consultant in the EU Horizon 2020 project DIGIWHIST (The Digital Whistleblower: Fiscal Transparency, Risk Assessment and Impact of Good Governance Policies Assessed, www.digiwhist.eu), Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

2014-2016 Research Fellow in the EU FG7 project ISSICEU (Inter- and Intrasocietal Sources of Instability in the Caucasus and EU Opportunities to Respond, www.issiceu.eu), Research Division Eastern Europe and Eurasia, SWP

2009-2014 Research Analyst on the Eastern Partnership and Russia, European Stability Initiative (ESI), Berlin

2006-2009  Master of Public Policy (2009), Hertie School of Governance, Berlin; MA in International Relations and European Studies (2007), Central European University, Budapest

SWP - Publications

External publications