Field of research: Energy

Guram Lobzhanidze

Guram Lobzhanidze is a Researcher at the ISET Policy Institute’s Energy and Environmental Policy Research Center. He holds an MA degree in Economics from the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET). Mr. Lobzhanidze is responsible for producing monthly reports on the Georgian electricity market, writing blogs on economic topics, and working on research projects. His research interests include labor economics, energy economics, and microeconomic theory.

(Last updated November 2021)

Levan Pavlenishvili

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Levan Pavlenishvili is a Senior Researcher at the Energy and Environment Policy Research Centre. He holds a BA in Economics from the Tbilisi State University.

Levan Pavlenishvili served as a Deputy Head at the Energy and Environment Policy Research Center at ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI). Before joining the ISET, Levan worked as a tax consultant at the PricewaterhouseCoopers Tbilisi office.

Levan’s main research interests include renewable energy, regulations in the power sector, and energy security.

*Last updated April 2021

Gerhard Toews

Gerhard Toews

Gerhard Toews is an Assistant Professor at the New Economic School in Moscow and a Research Affiliate at Oxcarre, University of Oxford, where he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow between 2014 and 2018. He is an applied economist with an interest in natural resource economics and economic history. See more at:


(Last updated October 2022)

Yauheniya Shershunovich

Yauheniya Shershunovich is an Analyst (Consultant) in the Green Economy Project at BEROC.  She is a PhD candidate in Applied Economics at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn. Her research interests are environmental economics, green and circular economy and sustainable consumption.

(Last updated January 2023)

Mykhaylo Salnykov

Mykhaylo Salnykov

Mykhaylo Salnykov is an Academic Director at BEROC. He earned his PhD in Economics at the Simon Fraser University (Canada) in 2008 supplemented by two Masters in Economic Theory (Kyiv School of Economics, 2004) and Environmental Sciences and Policy (Central European University, 2002).

Natalia Turdyeva

Natalia Turdyeva is senior economist at CEFIR. She has done research in such areas as computable general equilibrium (CGE) models including regional CGE for Russia, and the restructuring of the Russian electricity sector.