Bigger or more dynamic doesn’t mean more resilient

Consider two settlements. The first one is a small metropolitan area of Barnstable town. The second is Rochester, a large area with rapidly growing economy. Which of the two, you think, would be more resilient? That may sound unnatural to those obsessed with growth but the answer is the area of Barnstable. Various resilience rankings […]

Urban Dynamics 50 years later. We still make it wrong

More than a half century ago Jay W. Forrester tried to warn the public about unexpected consequences of policy programmes. When one of system’s facets was pressed on, he wrote, eventually seemingly unrelated parts would end up being disbalanced, meaning that no matter how good or bad the policy programme was, it would inevitably affect […]

Commission vs Gazprom from the perspective of recent energy cases. Part II

Part II: Gazprom Case This is a continuation of a previous post. The foregoing post reviews recent cases initiated by the European Commission that were aimed to reform European energy sector. In this post, I describe the investigation of the case of Gazprom and discuss possible outcomes and consequences for both parties. General information about the company Gazprom is a world […]

Commission vs Gazprom from the perspective of recent energy cases. Part I

Part I: The review of settled energy cases The European Commission initiated a number of energy cases within the scope of its policy of energy market liberalization and provision of competition. The idea of this post is to give an overview of some of the recent energy cases initiated by the European Commission and compare […]