David Ramin Jalilvand joined the CREES programme in April 2012. His doctoral research examines the role of the energy sector in the political economy of Iran and seeks to assess whether the country is undergoing a transformation from a rentier to a rather non-rentier industrial state. His work is supported by a scholarship from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES).
Also with a FES scholarship, he obtained a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Erfurt. During his undergraduate studies, he spent one year at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations. His research interests are energy and international politics in the Greater Middle East.