Giacomo Luciani

Scientific Advisor for the Master in International Energy at PSIA, Giacomo Luciani is also  Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and Director of the Executive Master in International Oil and Gas Leadership. For the period 2010-13 he was appointed Princeton University Global Scholar, attached to the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Near Eastern Studies, The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. His research focuses on the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa and on global energy issues. See full CV.

Complementary biographical documents: 

Most recent only - for full list see extended cv.


  • "Political Economy of Energy Reform: the Clean Energy – Fossil Fuel Balance in the Gulf", co-editor and co-author, Gerlach, 2014
  • "Security of Oil Supplies: Issues and Remedies", Claeys and Casteels, 2013
  • “Business Politics in the Arab World'” co-editor (with S.Hertog and M.Valeri) and co-author, Hurst, 2013
  • “Resource Blessed –Diversification and the Gulf Development Model” editor and co-author, Gerlach, 2012


  • “Saudi Arabia and the limits of Signaling” in Oxford Energy Forum 100, May 2015
  • “On the Economic Causes of the Arab Spring and Its Possible Developments” in Utvik and Selvik eds. Oil States in the New Middle East: Uprisings and Stability Routledge 2015    
  • “The Potential for Gulf Energy Integration” GRC Gulf Papers August 2014
  • “The Political Economy of Gulf Energy Reform” in R. Ferrouki and G. Luciani eds. “Political Economy of Energy Reform: the Clean Energy – Fossil Fuel Balance in the Gulf, Gerlach, 2014
  • "Corporations vs. States in the Shaping of Global Oil Regimes" in Dannreuther and Ostrowski eds. "Global Resources: Conflict or Cooperation" Palgrave Macmillan 2013  
  • “The economic rationale for nuclear energy in the Arab Gulf countries” in Security Index, Russian Journal on International Security, PIR Center Moscow, forthcoming
  • “Oil and Political Economy in the International Relations of the Middle East” in Louise Fawcett, ed. “International Relations of the Middle East” Oxford, Third Edition, 2012
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