Artem Kochnev


telephone: (+43-1) 533 66 10

Artem Kochnev is Economist at wiiw. He specialises on applying methods of geographic information system (GIS) research and digital humanities to research questions in political economy of conflicts and reforms. He works on developing macroeconomic scenarios and the economic history of Eastern Europe before the Transition. His previous research was dedicated to estimating the impact of war on real economy, asset prices, and reform progress in Ukraine. He worked in liquidity risk management in banking and as a freelance economist for European and US think tanks. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Johannes Kepler University Linz.

Austria, Vienna

External Publications

Articles in non-refereed journals
  • 'Reintegration Costs of Donbas: $22 Billion or More?', VoxUkraine, Blog note, 31 July 2020
  • 'You’re In “Ze”-Army Now: What Has Changed At The Contact Line Under The New President', VoxUkraine, Blog note, 7 October 2019
  • 'Tricks of the Light: Exploring Separatists’ Economies after the Trade Ban', VoxUkraine, Blog note, 17 October 2018
Shorter papers and comments
  • 'The cost of conflict in ukraine' (with Marica Valente), Middle East Institute, 2021, Forthcoming
Other working papers and discussion series
  • 'Smoke on the Market: Inattentive Investors and the War in Ukraine', SSRN, 2020

wiiw Publications

wiiw Monthly Reports
  • 'Generation lost: The social and economic consequences of the protests in Belarus', Monthly Report No. 11/2020, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 11, Vienna, November 2020, pp. 14-22
  • 'The fiscal rule and the foreign exchange market in Russia: Stepping in the same river twice?', Monthly Report No. 2/2019, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 2, Vienna, February 2019, pp. 5-12
  • 'Exploring the separatist-controlled areas of Ukraine from outer space', Monthly Report No. 5/2018, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 5, Vienna, May 2018, pp. 6-12
wiiw Research Reports
  • 'Economic Challenges and Costs of Reintegrating the Donbas Region in Ukraine' (with Peter Havlik and Olga Pindyuk), wiiw Research Report, No. 447, Vienna, June 2020
  • 'A ‘European Silk Road’' (with Philipp Heimberger and Mario Holzner), wiiw Research Report, No. 430, Vienna, August 2018
wiiw Working Papers
  • 'Marching to Good Laws: The Impact of War, Politics, and International Credit on Reforms in Ukraine', wiiw Working Paper, No. 192, Vienna, January 2021
  • 'Dying Light: War and Trade of the Separatist-Controlled Areas of Ukraine', wiiw Working Paper, No. 161, Vienna, January 2019
wiiw Research Reports in German Language
  • 'Die „Europäische Seidenstraße“ ' (with Philipp Heimberger and Mario Holzner), wiiw Research Report in German language, No. 11, Vienna, July 2018