States and Markets in Hydrocarbon Sectors

States and Markets in Hydrocarbon Sectors - A Forward Contribution

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad.

I was privileged indeed to write the forward for an important book, “States and Markets in Hydrocarbon Sectors”, edited by my colleagues Professor Andrei V. Belyi (University of Tartu, Estonia) and Professor Kim Talus (University of Eastern Finland).

In May last year Andrei and I were invited as guest speakers for the “Third Executive Training Programme for Young Professionals: Visegrad Session. Addressing Energy Challenges at Regional and Global Levels by Applying Common Rules and Good Governance Practices”, organized by Energy Charter (Treaty) Secretariat, Brussels,14 – 16 May 2014.

Andrei asked me to write "a few lines" as forward for the book; I gladly agreed and requested to read the manuscript. When I began reading it and making comments and notes I found myself going from one page to the next, and when finished my notes exceeded six pages. Surely much more than "a few lines"!

I posted the forward to Andrei and left it for him to shorten it as much as he and Kim wished. I was profoundly delighted when they adopted the entire text.

Kindly find below the information on the book followed by the Forward:

Book Title: States and Markets in Hydrocarbon Sectors

Editors: Andrei V. Belyi and Kim Talus

ISBN: 9781137434067

Publication date: January 2015

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Series: International Political Economy Series

Formats: Hardcover, Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF)

Price: £65 (Hardcover: 296 pages)

Please click here to read the forward.

Mr Jiyad is an independent development consultant, scholar and Associate with Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES), London. He was formerly a senior economist with the Iraq National Oil Company and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil, Chief Expert for the Council of Ministers, Director at the Ministry of Trade, and International Specialist with UN organizations in Uganda, Sudan and Jordan. He is now based in Norway (Email: [email protected], Skype ID: Ahmed Mousa Jiyad).

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