Field of research: Trade

Benjamin Hilgenstock

Benjamin Hilgenstock is a Senior Economist at the Kyiv School of Economics’ think tank, KSE Institute, focusing on international sanctions on Russia, in particular in the areas of energy, trade, finance, and export controls. Benjamin is also an Associate Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and a member of the International Working Group on Russian Sanctions. He has written extensively on the topic of sanctions, including enforcement challenges of the G7 oil price cap regime as well as Russia’s continued access to Western technology.

Previously, Benjamin worked for the Institute of International Finance in Washington, DC (2018-2022) on the macroeconomic analysis of emerging markets, specifically those in Central and Eastern Europe and including Russia and Ukraine. Benjamin also spent several years with the International Monetary Fund’s (2016-2018) research department working on the publication of the World Economic Outlook.

He holds a Master of Arts in political science, macroeconomics, and German constitutional law from Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz (2008) and studied abroad at American University in Washington, DC and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

(Last updated March 2024)

Giulian Etingin-Frati

Giulian is a pre-doctoral research fellow at the University of Zurich. He previously studied political economy and worked in international trade consulting.

Giulian’s primary research interests are in trade, development economics, and institutional quality.

(Last updated May 2024)

Sebastian Hohmann

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Sebastian completed his PhD in Economics at London Business School in 2018. The same fall, he joined SITE as an Assistant Professor.

His research interests include development, political economy and trade.