15 Jun 2018

CASE bids farewell to Professor David Dyker

We are deeply saddened to inform that Professor David Dyker passed away on June 9.

Professor Dyker was a specialist in the Soviet economy, its successors and in Central and Eastern Europe. After completing his BA in Glasgow he studied Soviet regional policy in Tashkent for his PhD and was a lecturer and Professor at the University of Sussex from 1968 to 2005. After officially retiring he was an Emeritus Professor at the Science Policy research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex and associated with Chatham House. Professor Dyker had wide research interests including trade, energy and technology policies. He was also a remarkable linguist with a complete mastery of Russian.

Professor Dyker was a long-term colleague and a friend to many at CASE. In collaboration with CASE he completed a number of projects, including on two feasibility studies on the EU-Russia free trade agreement (2006-2007 and 2008-2009, free trade agreements between the EU and Armenia and Georgia (2008), impact of Russia’s accession to the WTO (2011), and a new approach to the European Neighbourhood Policy (2016).

David will be deeply missed at CASE.



Professor David Dyker