Russia's war in Ukraine poses a threat to Europe’s energy security, prompting the EU to search for new gas suppliers. One of these is Azerbaijan. Gubad Ibadoglu explores the capacity of the country’s gas transport and production and assesses the potential for Azerbaijan to become a reliable gas supplier for Europe
Senior Visiting Scholar, London School of Economics and Political Science
Gubad holds a PhD in economics from Azerbaijan State University of Economics.
His research interest focuses on the economic, social, and political implications of oil and gas revenue management, with specific attention to the oil-gas revenue revenues fuelled by corruption in Azerbaijan and energy security.
He is currently researching kleptocracy and grand corruption in the resource-rich economy, which is heavily dependent on oil and gas revenues, and authoritarian governments' responses to these challenges.