Dr Vlad Mykhnenko

Associate Professor of Sustainable Urban Development, Department for Continuing Education; Fellow of St Peter's College


Dr Vlad Mykhnenko is an economic geographer, working on a range of issues relating to urban and regional economic development, and geographical political economy. Much of Vlad's research focusses on the interrelationship between spatial imbalances in production and income, urban growth and decline, state fiscal power inequalities, territorial cohesion, and societal conflict. Empirically, he works with urban and regional data gathered in developing middle-income countries and territories, including the post-Soviet Eastern Europe, Brazil, and China, as well as in high-income, industrially advanced economies of Western Europe, North America, and Japan.


  • Urban growth and decline
  • Shrinking cities
  • Urban resilience
  • Urban and regional economies
  • Deindustrialisation, re-industrialisation, and the knowledge-based economy
  • Sustainable urban development
  • Regional growth inequalities, regional policy, and territorial cohesion
  • Post-communist transitions in Eastern Europe and the former USSR
  • Varieties of capitalism
  • Ukraine
  • Russia: politics, economics, regions
  • The Russo-Ukrainian conflict: the Crimea and the Donbas

Media experience

Interviews and commentary for local, national, and international media outlets (in English, Chinese, Swedish, Ukrainian, and Russian), including The Financial Times, BBC News, Forbes, Svenska Dagbladet.


English, Ukrainian, Russian