Dr. Svetlana Ikonnikova is a Research Associate / Energy Economist in the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her B.Sc. and M.S. degrees from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia and her Ph.D. from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.
From 2007-2008 she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and Teaching Assistant at Humboldt University of Berlin. In 2008 she started working in the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin, first as a postdoctoral fellow and since 2011 as a Research Associate.
Dr. Ikonnikova has published her research in peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous conferences, including USAEE, where in 2006 she was awarded "Best Student Paper Award". Key interest of Dr. Ikonnikova is natural gas and natural gas market developments. In the past she studied supply networks delivering natural gas from the Former Soviet Republics to Europe and LNG world market. At present her research is focuses on shale gas, its production outlook and market implications.
Research paper grant for the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), jointly with Center for Energy Economics, 2009 - 2010
Best Student Paper Award at the 26th United States Association for Energy Economics North American Conference, 2006
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship, 2005
UT-BEG The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant “The Role of Shale Gas in the U.S. Energy Transition: Recoverable Resources, Production Rates, and Implications”, 2011-2013, co-PI on the project.
Ikonnikova, S., Browning, J., Horvath, S., and Tinker, S., 2013, Well Recovery, Drainage Area, and Future Drill-well Inventory: Empirical Study of the Barnett Shale Gas Play, submitted to SPE Reservoir Evaluation
Ikonnikova, S. and Zwart, G., 2011, "Trade quotas and buyer power with an application to the EU natural gas market," in press in European Economic Association Journal
Hubert, F. and Ikonnikova, S., 2011, "Strategic Investments and Multilateral Bargaining in the Eurasian Gas Supply Network: A Shapley value analysis", The Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 59 (1), pp. 85–116