Peter Kaznacheev is a consultant, development economist and energy futurist. He is a Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS). As part of his research, he looks into how changing patterns in the consumption and generation of energy affect political power, poverty, conflicts, public policy and corruption.


Peter’s career spans advising governments in West Africa and Central Asia, working for a global energy company, and doing research for the World Bank. In the mid-2000s he was a senior advisor for the Russian government dealing with economic, energy and environmental issues.


Peter received a Master’s degree in international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC; and a BA and a PhD in political science and philosophy from Moscow State University. Peter is a passionate public speaker, lecturer and author of numerous academic and media publications.