"The month I spent as a Visiting Researcher at BOFIT in May-June 2018 played a pivotal role in my research career. It gave me the opportunity to research and write my first substantial paper on the political economy of Russia sanctions. This work was cited in US Congressional testimony, and led to further research projects and publications on the subject.

All this was possible thanks to BOFIT’s exceptionally welcoming and productive environment. Staff and experts were unfailingly kind and helpful, and the resources (including inter-library loan facility) extremely useful. It was a pleasure, too, to enjoy beautiful Helsinki, where I made some excellent professional contacts. I remember my time at BOFIT with great warmth and gratitude."