Dr Sharples is a Research Fellow on the Natural Gas Research Programme at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He is also an Associate Researcher at the European Geopolitical Forum (Brussels), for which he writes the monthly Gazprom Monitor analytical reports on the international political economy of Russia’s gas exports.
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Dr Sharples conducts research on the political economy of the European gas market (and the role of Russia on that market in particular). This includes key trends in European gas supplies, wholesale gas market dynamics, and developments in gas consumption in transportation and for electricity generation.
Henderson, J., and Sharples, J., 2018. Gazprom in Europe – two “Anni Mirabiles”, but can it continue? Oxford Energy Insight: 29. Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
Sharples, J., 2018. ‘Political economy of energy security in Eastern Europe: Russia, Ukraine, and the EU’. In: D. Davidson & M. Gross, eds, Energy and Society Handbook. Oxford: University Press. ISBN: 9780190633851
Sharples, J., 2017. ‘Europe’s largest natural gas producer in an era of climate change: Gazprom’. In: A. Goldthau, M. Keating, & C. Kuzemko, eds, Handbook of International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. ISBN: 9781783475629
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