Artem Kochnev


telephone: (+43-1) 533 66 10-15

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 refereed journals
  • 'Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: assessment of the humanitarian, economic, and financial impact in the short and medium term' (with Vasily Astrov, Alexandra Bykova, Mahdi Ghodsi, Richard Grieveson, Mario Holzner, Michael Landesmann, Olga Pindyuk, Robert Stehrer and Maryna Tverdostup), International Economics and Economic Policy, June 2022
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
  • 'Cost of conflict: The consequences of war in Donbas, Ukraine' (with Marica Valente), Middle East Institute, July 2021
Other working papers and discussion series
  • 'Smoke on the Market: Inattentive Investors and the War in Ukraine', SSRN, 2020

wiiw Publications

wiiw Forecast Reports
  • 'Global overview: Inflation up, growth down' (with Richard Grieveson and Branimir Jovanović), Overshadowed by War and Sanctions, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Spring 2022, Vienna, April 2022, pp. 1-4
wiiw Monthly Reports
  • 'Chart of the month: Estimated reconstruction needs in Ukraine', in: Vasily Astrov (eds), Monthly Report No. 6/2023, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 6, Vienna, June 2023, pp. 7-8
  • 'Laws of disintegration', in: Vasily Astrov (eds), Monthly Report No. 12/2021, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 12, Vienna, December 2021, 16-21
  • '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 Policy Notes and Reports
  • 'Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Assessment of the Humanitarian, Economic and Financial Impact in the Short and Medium Term' (with Vasily Astrov, Mahdi Ghodsi, Richard Grieveson, Mario Holzner, Michael Landesmann, Olga Pindyuk, Robert Stehrer and Maryna Tverdostup), wiiw Policy Note/Policy Report, No. 59, Vienna, April 2022
  • 'Possible Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Scenarios for Sanctions, and Likely Economic Impact on Russia, Ukraine, and the EU' (with Vasily Astrov, Richard Grieveson, Michael Landesmann and Olga Pindyuk), wiiw Policy Note/Policy Report, No. 55, Vienna, February 2022
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
Other wiiw publications
  • 'The Russian Economy Amidst the War and Sanctions' (with Vasily Astrov, Vincent Stamer and Feodora Teti), Russia Monitor, No. 1, Vienna, January 2024
  • 'Ukraine’s economic reconstruction - Addressing territorial inequalities, consolidating regional policy and reaping the benefits of EU integration' (with Miriam Kosmehl, Michael Landesmann, Ambre Maucorps, Bernhard Moshammer and Stefani Weiss), Joint Study , No. 2023-12, Vienna, December 2023
  • 'Keeping friends closer: Why the EU should address new geoeconomic realities and get its neighbours back in the fold' (with Vasily Astrov, Richard Grieveson, Christian Hanelt, Branimir Jovanović, Miriam Kosmehl, Isilda Mara, Markus Overdiek, Thieß Petersen, Olga Pindyuk, Oliver Reiter, Nina Vujanović and Stefani Weiss), Joint Study , No. 2023-02, Vienna, February 2023