KSE Institute Sanctions group
Since the beginning of Russia’s full scale war against Ukraine, the KSE Institute team has focused on providing the Office of the President and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine with research-based analytical support on sanctions, damage assessment, food security and recovery.
KSE Institute is part of Yermak-McFaul International Expert Group on Russian Sanctions launched by the President of Ukraine, as well as an intergovernmental group on sanctions against Russia.
Our experts provide the main analytical work for these groups and participate in the development of sanctions and position documents of Ukraine. They are also in dialogue with a number of companies, persuading them to leave Russia even without decisions from their country’s government.
10+ years of experience in managing and conducting policy research and consulting projects in public procurement, the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, strategic development of the private sector.
Coordinates the cooperation with the Office of the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and Yermak-McFaul Group
Development of sanctions proposals, work with the Yermak-McFaul Group
MA in Economics, Kyiv School of Economics (2013)
10+ years working in government on macroeconomic planning and forecasting, including in post-war and crisis situations and in the UK Prime Minister’s private office; 6 years working in strategy at a leading oil&gas company and 12 years running an economics team at a leading investment bank and leading coverage of Europe, including the UK and Russia
Development of sanctions proposals, work with Yermak-McFaul Group
MA in Economics, University of London (1997)
3+ years of experience in working with government agencies and project execution in policy research
Сoordinates the work of the KSE Institute Sanctions Group
Monitoring, evaluation of the effectiveness and development of sanctions against Russia
MA in Economics, Kyiv School of Economics (2019)
15+ years of experience in energy policy consulting including 6 years experience as a World Bank Energy Consultant and 5 years experience with an IEA for EU4Energy.
Energy sanctions and energy security
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Houston (2009), MA in Economics, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (1999)
About Sanctions Database
KSE Institute during the war
We express our gratitude for the joint work on sanctions against the aggressor country to Ukrainian and international experts:
- Yermak-McFaul International Expert Group on Russian Sanctions hosted by Stanford University, led by Andrii Yermak and Ambassador McFaul and coordinated in Ukraine by Vladyslav Vlasiuk and Darina Zarivna. As well as the key experts from Ukraine working in the group, including Andrii Pyshnyy, Yurii Vitrenko, Alex Rodniansky, Oleksandr Novikov, Daria Sofina, Andrii Boytsun and others.
- Intergovernmental Group on sanctions against Russia led by the Minister of foreign affairs, Dmytro Kyleba, and the Special Envoy on Sanctions, Olexii Makeiev, who arranged work of all ministries to prepare and advocate sectoral and individual sanctions and other actions against Russia in the areas of their work.
- Ambassadors of Ukraine in allied countries who directly work with partner countries on implementation of the new sanctions.
- State Security Council of Ukraine, who develop and adopt sanctions of Ukraine against Russia.
We would also like to express our appreciation to the think tanks and universities involved in the sanctions work. In particular, the Yale School of Management for their cooperation and providing expertise in compling the sanctions database, Economist 4 Russia Group, and the Institute of International Finance.
It has been a great honor for KSE Institute Sanctions Group to work side-by-side with all the above-mentioned experts and organizations on the sanctions front.