Svetlana Ikonnikova

Senior Fellow - Eurasia Program

Svetlana Ikonnikova is a Senior Fellow in the Eurasia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and an Associate Professor for Resource Economics at the Technical University of Munich, where she also serves as a Research Director at TUM Center for Energy Markets. She is also a Senior Energy Economist at the University of Texas at Austin. With over 20 years of professional experience, Dr. Ikonnikova holds expertise in energy economics, with a special focus on the energy transition and security of supply, international energy trade, and clean technologies. Dr. Ikonnikova holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Management from the Humboldt University of Berlin and MS degree in Applied Physics and Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Dr. Ikonnikova has published her research in the top peer-review economic and interdisciplinary journals, and has delivered numerous presentations at industry, government, and academic conferences. With the diversity in her background and experience, Dr. Ikonnikova specializes on the modeling of the complex economic systems, integrating different perspectives in order to understand market’s evolution and dynamics.