Dr Gubad Ibadoghlu

Dr Gubad Ibadoghlu

Senior Visiting Fellow

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
Politics of Natural Resources, Rentier state, Petro-authoritarianism

About me

Dr Gubad Ibadoghlu is holder of a PhD in Economics from Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC).

He commenced his career at the Economic Research Center, a Baku-based Think Tank that promotes economic development and good governance. He was a member of the Steering Committee of the EU Eastern Partnership Program’s Civil Society Forum (2011-2012) and served as a representative of Eurasian’s civil society’s representative to the international board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) for 2013–2019. He was elected first chair of the Azerbaijan Think Tank Association and Movement for democracy and Prosperities in Azerbaijan. Currently, he is a member of Advisory Board of CAREC Think Tank Network.

He was a researcher at the Higher Economic School, Warsaw in 1999/2000, Research fellow at Central European University, Budapest in 2004/2005, Teaching fellow in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008/2009, Visiting Professor at Duke University in 2015/2016, Research fellow at Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in 2017/2018.

Before becoming current Senior Visiting Fellow at LSE, he was an affiliated postdoc fellow in the Rutgers' Centre for European Studies. He taught four courses (International Political Economy, Globalization, Democracy and Contemporary Capitalism, Economics of Transition, Economics of Natural Resources for Sustainable Development) in the Department of Political Science and Economics at Rutgers University during the 2018-2021 academic years.

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Not available to supervise PhD students

Expertise Details

The political effects of natural resources in Caspian Sea Basin regions and the correlation between corruption and authoritarianism; rentier's state; and challenges for the transition into democracy.

My research