Dr Sergei Vinogradov

    Dr Sergei Vinogradov (LLB, PhD Moscow State University) is working in the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK.

    His main areas of expertise is international law of natural resources, law of the sea and environmental law. Dr Vinogradov has published extensively on issues related to transboundary watercourses, environmental regulation of petroleum activities, cross-border pipelines, and protection of the marine environment. He is a member of the International Council of Environmental Law and Commission on Environmental Law of the IUCN/World Conservation Union. He has been involved as a legal consultant in numerous international projects and activities under the auspices of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, the Energy Charter Secretariat, OSCE, the European Union, UNESCO, UNEP, UNDP/GEF, and the World Bank. Dr Vinogradov participated in drafting and negotiating numerous international treaties, including the ECT Draft Transit Protocol, agreements for the Black and Caspian seas, rivers Dniester, Kura, and other transboundary basins. Dr Vinogradov provided legal advice to the Mekong River Commission, International Fund for the Aral Sea, governments of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Zambia, and various national development agencies.   


    Paul Cairney

    My name is ‘Paul Cairney’ and my title is Professor of Politics and Public Policy in the Department of History and Politics at the University of Stirling. I am also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Science.

    I am a specialist in British politics and public policy, currently focusing on the ways in which policy studies can explain the use of evidence in politics and policy, and how policymakers translate broad long term aims into evidence-informed objectives (The Politics of Evidence-Based Policymaking, 2016).

    As part of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change (CCC, led by Professors Michael Keating and Nicola McEwev), I was funded from 2013-15 to examine the policy capacity of Scottish institutions in the lead up to the referendum on Scottish independence. The CCC was at the heart of academic-driven discussions to provide relatively impartial evidence to voters in Scotland.

    As part of the Horizon2020 funded IMAJINE centre on territorial inequalities across Europe, I will be funded from 2016-21 to examine the ways in which governments can, and should, use evidence to learn from the success and failure of other government strategies.

    • Teaching

    - Policy and Policymaking in the UK

    - Understanding Public Policy

    - Guide for writing policy papers

    • Research

    - comparisons of policy theories

    - applications of policy theory to live topics

    - policy outcomes in different countries

    - Scottish politics and policy

    - comparisons of UK and devolved government policymaking

    - comparisons of policy outcomes across the UK

    Scott Hempling

    Scott Hempling’ is an attorney, expert witness and teacher. As an attorney, he has assisted clients from all industry sectors—regulators, utilities, consumer organizations, independent competitors and environmental organizations. As an expert witness, he has testified numerous times before state commissions and before committees of the United States Congress and the legislatures of Arkansas, California, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia. As a teacher and seminar presenter, he has taught public utility law and policy to a generation of regulators and practitioners, appearing throughout the United States and in Australia, Canada, Central America, Germany, India, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru and Vanuatu.

    The first volume of his legal treatise, Regulating Public Utility Performance:  The Law of Market Structure, Pricing and Jurisdiction, was published by the American Bar Association in 2013.  It has been described as a "comprehensive regulatory treatise [that] warrants comparison with Kahn and Phillips."  The second volume will address the law of corporate structure, mergers and acquisitions.  His book of essays, Preside or Lead?  The Attributes and Actions of Effective Regulators, has been described as “matchless” and “timeless”; a Spanish translation will be widely circulated throughout Latin America, through the auspices of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Entidades Reguladoras de la Energía and REGULATEL (an association of telecommunications regulators from Europe and Latin America). The essays continue monthly and are available on the Monthly Essays tab. 

    His articles have appeared in the Energy Bar Journal, the Electricity Journal, Energy Regulation Quarterly, Public Utilities Fortnightly, ElectricityPolicy.com, publications of the American Bar Association, and other professional publications.  These articles cover such topics as mergers and acquisitions, the introduction of competition into formerly monopolistic markets, corporate restructuring, ratemaking, utility investments in nonutility businesses, transmission planning, renewable energy and state–federal jurisdictional issues. From 2006 to 2011, he was the Executive Director of the National Regulatory Research Institute.  

    Hempling is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches courses on public utility law and regulatory litigation.  He received a B.A. cum laude in (1) Economics and Political Science and (2) Music from Yale University, where he was awarded a Continental Grain Fellowship and a Patterson research grant.  He received a J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was the recipient of an American Jurisprudence award for Constitutional Law.  Hempling is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Future Electric Utility Regulation Advisory Group.