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Ilya A. Stepanov

  • Ilya A. Stepanov has been at HSE University since 2014.

Education and Degrees

  • 2021

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)
    HSE University

  • 2019

    Doctoral programme
    HSE University

  • 2016

    HSE University

  • 2014

    Bachelor's in Economics
    HSE University, World Economy and International Affairs

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

Department of General Economics, University of Ghent, Visiting Research Fellowship, October 2018 - January 2019

Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, Visiting Research Fellowship, Fall 2017

Department of Social Sciences, University of Oslo, M.S. Exchange Program, Spring Semester 2015/2016 Educational Year

Awards and Accomplishments

Association of Russian Economic Think Tanks’ Prize 2020

2nd Place Graduate Student Award of Portuguese Association of Energy Economics at 3rd APEEN Conference & 5th Meeting on Energy and Environmental Economics, 18-19.10.18

Individual Research Grant of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affaires of NRU HSE, 2018

Fellowship of the Davis Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies of Harvard University, Fall 2017

Grant of the Russian Science Foundation (member of the research group), 2017-2019

Yeigor Gaidar Economics Fellowship, 2017-2018

2nd Price in Outstanding Poster Awards at International Conference - Arctic Frontiers 2016. Industry and Environment, Jan 2016

Silver Nestling Award in the University Competition “Golden HSE Awards”, Dec 2015

Erasmus Plus Scholarship for Student Exchange Program (University of Oslo), Jan-Jun 2016

Oxford Foundation Scholarship, Sep-Dec 2014

State Increased Scholarships for Research (2015-2016), for Cultural Activity (2014) and Education (2015-2016)

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2017)

International Projects

Stanford US-Russia Forum (2017-2018)

"Climate change in security perceptions, conceptions and practices at the United Nations Security Council" (2019-2020) led by Institute of Peace Research and Security Policy 

Dissertation for a degree of Candidate of Science



Chapter Stepanov I. A. Climate change in Security Perceptions, Conceptions, and Practices in Russia, in: Climate Security in the Anthropocene: Approaches of UN Member-States, in: Climate Security in the Anthropocene: Approaches of UN Member-States. Cham : Springer, 2023. (in press)



Article Likhacheva A., Stepanov I. A. Russian Arctic Policy: Opportunities for the Development of the Siberian and Far Eastern Regions // Regional Research of Russia. 2021. Vol. 11. P. S13-S22. doi


Article Grigoryev L. M., Makarov I. A., Sokolova A., Pavlyushina V., Stepanov I. A. Climate Change and Inequality: How to Solve These Problems Jointly? / Пер. с рус. // International Organisations Research Journal. 2020. Vol. 15. No. 1. P. 7-30. doi







Chapter Степанов И.А. Франция // В кн.: Энергетические субсидии в современном мире. На примере стран «Группы двадцати» / Под общ. ред.: А.А. Курдина, Л.М. Григорьева. [б.и.], 2014.


  • 2022
    XXIII Ясинская (Апрельская) международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: Торговля разрешениями на выбросы парниковых газов на уровне регионов: как использовать международный опыт в России?
  • XXIII Ясинская (Апрельская) международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (XXIII ЯМНК) (Москва). Presentation: Торговля разрешениями на выбросы парниковых газов на уровне регионов: как использовать международный опыт в России?

  • ArCS II IR International Workshop Complex Dynamics of Arctic Politics: Sovereignty, Identity and Agency (Саппоро). Presentation: International Aspects of Russian Arctic Development: Opportunities for Siberia and the Far East
  • Низкоуглеродные проекты в условиях «параллельной» экономики. Новые возможности или путь в никуда (Москва). Presentation: Глобальные инициативы по регулированию выбросов парниковых газов: риски и возможности для России
  • 2021

    XXII Апрельская международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: Углеродное регулирование в странах-экспортерах ископаемого топлива: возможности и вызовы для России

  • IX ежегодная конференция по мировой экономике «Хрупкая мировая экономика: вызовы неравномерного восстановления» (Москва). Presentation: Future of Carbon Pricing in Russia: Evidence from the Sakhalin's Emissions Trading System
  • XI Международная научная конференция «Форсайт и научно-техническая и инновационная политика» (Москва). Presentation: Риски и возможности России в условиях глобальной низкоуглеродной трансформации
  • 2020

    XXI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, Session on Energy and Climate Economics and Policy, 29.05.2020 (Москва). Presentation: What determines the ambitiousness of climate policy in different countries?

  • VIII Annual Conference on the Global Economy “The Ideal Storm: The Global Economy in the Greater Recession” (Москва). Presentation: Fossil-fuel exporting countries under the pressure of low-carbon transition: Is there a room for carbon pricing?
  • Четвертый российский экономический конгресс (Москва). Presentation: От чего зависит амбициозность климатической политики стран мира?
  • Ежегодная конференция АНЦЭА "Экономическое развитие России после пандемии" (Москва). Presentation: Экономическое регулирование выбросов парниковых газов: можно ли использовать европейских опыт в России?
  • 2019
    XX АПРЕЛЬСКАЯ МЕЖДУНАРОДНАЯ НАУЧНАЯ КОНФЕРЕНЦИЯ НИУ ВШЭ (Москва). Presentation: Прямые и косвенные инструменты экономического регулирования выбросов парниковых газов в Европе
  • Arctic Circle Assembly (Рейкьявик). Presentation: Russian Arctic and Far East Policy Potential for Conjunction of Northern and Eastern Regions'
  • International Congress of Energy, Economy and Security (Стамбул). Presentation: Decarbonization and Energy Policy Instruments in the EU; Does Carbon Pricing Prevail?
  • VII Annual Conference on the Global Economy (Москва). Presentation: Explicit and Implicit Carbon Pricing: Implications for Developing Countries

  • Third CICA Non-governmental Forum (Чунцин). Presentation: Development of Russian Arctic and Far East: Potential of Sino-Russian Cooperation
  • 2018
    Stanford US-Russia Capstone Conference (Стэнфорд). Presentation: From National to Subnational: Climate Change Cooperation in the Northern Latitudes (Cases of Alaska and Tyumen regions)
  • 3rd APEEN conference & 5th Meeting on Energy and Environmental Economics (Брага). Presentation: Conventional Energy Taxes vs. Carbon-based Incentive Instruments in Emission Regulation

  • 2017
    International Conference of Arctic Social Sciences IX (ICASS IX) (Умео). Presentation: The Northern Sea Route: transit and domestic shipping in the Russian Arctic
  • Fort Ross Dialogue (Сан-Франциско). Presentation: Challenges and Opportunities of US-Russia Climate Cooperation
  • 2016

    Arctic Frontiers 2016. Industry and Environment (Тромсе). Presentation: The Northern Sea Route Development: Economic and Political Implications

  • 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science (Познань). Presentation: Energy and Shipping in the Arctic
  • Третий Российский экономический конгресс (Москва). Presentation: Сравнительный анализ экономических механизмов регулирования выбросов парниковых газов

  • 2015
    Социокультурный семинар им. В.В. Бугровского "Культура. Общество. Экосфера" (Москва). Presentation: Перспективы развития Северного морского пути
  • Международная конференция "Энергетика Евразии: новый тенденции и перспективы" (Москва). Presentation: Перспективы развития энергетического сотрудничества России со странами Азиатско-Тихоокеанского региона
  • 2d Annual Workshop for Young Academic Elites (Шанхай). Presentation: The Northern Sea Route Development: Economic and Political Implications
  • Arctic Frontiers 2015. Energy and Climate (Тромсе). Presentation: The potential of the Northern Sea Route to reduce carbon dioxide emissions
  • Calotte Academy 2015: Resources and Security in the Globalized Arctic. Presentation: Economics and Politics of the Northern Sea Route
  • 2012
    Ежегодная студенческая научно-практическая конференция «La France et la Francophonie d'aujourd'hui. L'attrait de la France dans la diversité de ses régions» (Москва). Presentation: Contribution importante des régions Haute Normandie et Basse Normandie à la vie sociale et économique de la France
  • 2011

    European Vegetation Survey (20th Workshop of the I.A.V.S. Working Group) (Рим). Presentation: The economic estimation of forest cover for Moscow region

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Employment history

May 2020 - present

Deputy Head at Laboratory for Economics of Climate Change

Sept 2019- present

Junior Research Fellow at Laboratory for Economics of Climate Change


Junior Research Fellow at Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS)


Lecturer at the Department of World Economy (courses “Environmental Economics”, “International Economic Relations”)


Research Assistant at CCEIS

Fall 2015

Teaching Assistant at the Department of World Economy

University of Ghent (Ghent, Belgium)

Oct 2018 –   Jan 2019

Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of General Economics

Harvard University (Boston MA, USA)

Fall 2017

Visiting Research Fellow at Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

EY - former Ernst & Young (Moscow, Russia):

Summer 2013

Intern at the Audit Department at the Group of Cleantech and Sustainability Services

Researchers Present an Outlook for the Russian Arctic

The Russian Arctic should be better connected – economically and logistically – to the country's other regions, according to researchers of the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. If Arctic projects are to develop further, they must be supported by stronger horizontal connections involving regional authorities, civil society organisations, the expert community, and the indigenous peoples of the North. The study is published in Regional Research of Russia.

Climate Change: Big Challenges for the Global Economy

Participants of the discussion ‘Trading in Allowances for GhG Emissions at Sub-national Level: Ways to Use International Best Practices in Russia’ analysed how the emissions trading system will work and what place nuclear power will occupy in the carbon-free world. The event was held as part of the session ‘Problems of Decarbonization of the World Economy’ of the XXIII Yasin (April) International Academic Conference.

Meeting of the HSE Bulgarian Club with Martin Vladimirov

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, the HSE Bulgarian Club together with the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism and under the aegis of the Department of International Relations of the National Research University Higher School of Economics held a seminar on the topic “Towards a New European Energy and Climate Strategy: The European Green Deal as the Key Driver Forward”.

Scientific seminar ‘Far East in the kaleidoscope of development projects of XX-XXI centuries’

A joint seminar organised by CCEIS and RAS Far East Institute named ‘Far East in the kaleidoscope of development projects of XX-XXI centuries’ took place on 25th May.The seminar was opened with an introductory word from Anastasia Likhacheva, NRU HSE CCEIS Director.Presentations were provided by researchers of the RAS Institute of History, Archaeology, and Ethnology of the Peoples of the Far-East.

Report "Russia's Arctic Policy: International Aspects"

At the XXII April International Conference, the report "Russia's Arctic Policy: International Aspects", made under the leadership of Sergey Karaganov, was presented. The report was co-authored by the CCEIS staff Anastasia Likhacheva, Vasily Kashin, Dmitry Suslov, Igor Makarov and Ilya Stepanov.

Managing Climate Risk: How to Adapt Regions to Changes

An applied research project being carried out by the HSE Laboratory for Economics of Climate Change uses the example of the Chechen Republic and the mountainous areas of Krasnodar Krai to create a model of climate risk evaluation and management for Russian regions. Laboratory heads Igor Makarov and Ilya Stepanov talk about the threats presented by global climate change, about whether the pandemic will slow it down, and why a multifaceted approach is essential.

‘Green’ Taxes

An Analysis of Climate Policy Effectiveness

Ilya Stepanov at the international conference «3rd APEEN & 5th ME3 Managing Resources and Waste: Challenges for Energy and Environmental Economics beyond 2030»

On October 18-19, Junior Research Fellow at the CCEIS Ilya Stepanov took part in the international conference "3rd APEEN & 5th ME3 Managing Resources and Waste: Challenges for Energy and Environmental Economics beyond 2030" in Braga, Portugal.