PhD in Economics

A PhD degree in economics provides graduates with the research skills necessary to structure decision problems and use evidence to find innovative solutions in management, government and social sciences.

Eligible to enroll are holders of a master degree with good mathematics and English language skills (as defined in the admission requirements)

We offer full (100%) tuition and 50% tuition scholarships for new PhD students. For more information please check https://kimep.kz/prospective-students/financial-aid/scholarships-for-newly-admitted-students/

The department’s areas of expertise are

  • Environmental economics
  • Financial regulation
  • Inequality and social policy
  • Labor economics
  • Monetary policy
  • Public economics
  • Regional integration
  • Social evaluation and capabilities in human development
  • Trade and development economics
  • Transition economies

The PhD program in Economics invites applications from candidates with master degree in economics or a related field who seek a top-level career in

  • Academia and think-tanks
  • Consultancy
  • Top management of financial and business companies
  • Government and government institutions and agencies
  • Non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental organizations and development agencies

Admission to the PhD program is highly competitive. Admission is granted to candidates deemed most likely to complete and benefit from the program. The final decision on admission is based on a comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s overall qualifications, motivation, determination and commitment to the program.

  1. Completed graduate degree
  • Copy of a diploma confirming the completion of a graduate degree “master”
  • Copy of transcripts (diploma supplement) with grades
  1. Possession of the valid international certificates proving the knowledge of the English Language
  • IELTS – at least 5,5
  • IELTS INDICATOR– at least 5,5
  • TOEFL ITP – at least 460
  • TOEFL IBT – at least 46
  • TOEFL PBT – at least 45
  • CEFR level – В2

PHD candidates who have received master degrees from the universities
located in the countries where English is the state or official language, and
these universities have specialized accreditation from the accreditation
agencies officially recognized by OECD member states, are exempted from
English proficiency requirement. In this case candidate’s master degree
diploma should be no older than 5 years.

  1. Additional consideration by a selection committee:
  • The graduate GPA shall be 3.0 and above or more than 69% equivalent when converted into a scale comparable to the KIMEP grading scale
  • Valid KGET (KIMEP graduate entry test) score of 25 and above or a valid GMAT or GRE certificate with a score which the Economics Department considers equivalent
  • A typed statement of purpose of up to 500 words that states the applicant’s academic and professional interests; how the applicant will benefit from the PhD program professionally and personally; the applicant’s strengths and qualities that will enable them to complete a rigorous doctoral program.
  • A 2-3 page research proposal: In this proposal, the candidate should lay out the general idea of their intended research and some indicative description of the method they intend to use. The candidate should demonstrate familiarity with current research, the ability to identify open research questions and the ability to create an original research proposal.
  • An interview with program admissions committee where admissions committee may consider additional evidence of excellence or aptitude such as prior publications of work experience and have the final decision making authority on the recommendation of the candidate for admission to PHD program

Application package shall consist of the following:  

  • Application form
  • Copy of passport or of State ID
  • Digital photo with a resolution of 300 ppi (pixels per inch) with a size of no less than 8 MP (Megapixels) in JPEG format with low compression (high quality)
  • Copy of a document on completion of Master degree
  • Professional CV
  • Valid results of International Language Proficiency Tests (copy of IELTS certificate or original certificates of  TOEFL)
  • Medical certificate  – Form # 086-U or its equivalent for foreign citizens
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • List of relevant publications and sample publication (if available)
  • Upon own discretion, an applicant may include other documents that he/she believes are relevant for inclusion into the application package, such as copies of certificates, awards, and honors in the applicant’s sphere of interest, particularly ones received at national and international level.

Copies of documents have to be submitted to the Admissions Office together with originals. After authentication, originals of documents are given back to the owners.

Aslan Tanekenov

Aslan Tanekenov

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, College of Social Sciences…


Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, College of Social Sciences

Dr. Tanekenov obtained his PhD degree from Heriot-Watt University, UK and MPhil degree from University of Glasgow, UK. His research interests are International civil society organizations; social enterprise, empowerment of socially vulnerable people; cross-sector partnership; volunteering, philanthropy, NGO management.

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Dennis Soltys, Ph. D. in Political Science

Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences


Professor Dennis Soltys obtained his PhD from the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.

He has served on many KIMEP committees, especially concerning accreditations and quality assurance, and is currently the chair of the Department of Public Administration and International Development.

In his 15 years at KIMEP Dr. Soltys has taught a wide variety of courses, including graduate courses in research methods and thesis-writing, public policy of Kazakhstan, comparative education policy, and organization theory. He has publications in top international journals such as Journal of Central Asia, Comparative Education, International Journal (Canada) and Foreign Policy (USA), complemented by numerous conference papers published in Kazakhstan.

His main research interests include the cultural foundations and systemic design of public education in developed and transitional countries, development of civil society in transitional countries, and the public policy of Kazakhstan.

Email: dsoltys@kimep.kz
Tel. (727) 270-4303

Research and Publications:

Soltys, D. (2017). Social transformation with conflict avoidance in Ukraine between the maidans of 2004  and 2014. Post-Soviet Affairs, USA, (submitted, September, 2017).

Soltys, D. (2017). The central role of humanities and social sciences education in powering economic innovation.  Vcheni zapysky (Scientific Notes), Kyiv, (forthcoming, July 2017).


Christopher Bernard Primiano, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of International Relations and Regional Studies


Christopher B. Primiano is an assistant professor of international relations at KIMEP University. Chris is author of China, the UN and Human Rights: Implications for World Politics (Routledge Press).

In addition, his articles have appeared in Journal of Chinese Political Science, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, East Asia, Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science, International Politics, China: An International Journal, China Report, and Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs.

He can be reached at c.primiano@kimep.kz

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JeongWon Bourdais Park, Ph.D, Associate Professor

Associate Professor
Department of International Relations and Regional Studies


BA (Ewha, Seoul), MPhil (Univ of Cambridge, UK), MSC and Ph.D (LSE, UK)

Books (research monographs):

  • 2018: Regional Environmental Politics in Northeast Asia: Conflict and Cooperation (London: Routledge).
  • 2018: Identity, Policy and Prosperity: Border nationality of the Korean diaspora and regional development in Northeast China (Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan).

Academic journal articles:

  •  2021: ‘Ecology, Security and International Action: Beyond Sanctions on North Korea’ Third World Quarterly (Taylor & Francis) 1st & corresponding author https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01436597.2021.1951202?src=
  • 2021: ‘Evolution of EU-DPRK (North Korea) interactions: from engagement to stalemate and regional security implications’ Asian Perspective (Johns Hopkins University Press) 46 (3). 1st & corresponding author (forthcoming)
  • 2020: “Contestation and collaboration for water resources: comparing the emerging regional water governance of the Aral Sea, Irtysh River, and Mekong River,” Journal of Asian and African Studies, [Sage Publications] 1st and corresponding author
  • 2020: “The Green Paradox: A Key Catalyst for Inter-governmental Organizations’ Environmental Assistance to North Korea,” North Korean Review [McFarland] Vol. 17 No.2 Fall, corresponding author.
  • 2019: “Politicising the Manhwa Representations of the Comfort Women: with an Emphasis on the Angoulême International Festival Controversy,” East Asia: an international quarterly (Springer) Vol. 35. No. 137. pp. 36-66.
  • 2018: “The Strategic Duality and Convergence of China’s Transition in the Global Climate Regime: ‘From a Vetoing to a Leading Country’” Journal of Global and Area Studies, 2(1): 65-79.
  • 2017: “Ethnic Relations in Northeast China: ethnic revival or de-ethnicization in the Korean diaspora?’ European Journal of East Asian Studies (Brill Publishers) Vol.16. pp.36-66.
  • 2017: “Sub- and Trans-national Actors in South Korea’s Island Disputes: the cases of Dokdo and Ieodo (co-authored/corresponding author), Asian Affairs: An American Review (Taylor and Francis) Vol.44 No.1 pp.9-29.
  • 2016: “Out of the comfort zone, towards greener public development aid’, Global Environmental Politics (MIT Press) Vol.16 No.4 pp.1-11.
  • 2013: “The Evolution of Green Growth Policy: an unwelcome intrusion in global environmental governance?” East Asian Economic Review (formerly, The Journal of East Asian Economic Integration) (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy) Vol.17 No.2 pp.207-241.
  • 2012: “The Stalemate over Multiculturalism in the United States: an analysis of migration policy reform during the Obama Administration’, Journal of Multi-Cultural Contents Studies (Choong-Ang University: Seoul) Vol.13 pp.291-318.
  • 2010: “The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on the Law of Property in England and Wales’, Law and Policy Review Vol. 1 No. 1 pp.89-101 .
  • 2010: “International Law on Water Resources and the Environment: beyond equitable utilization?’, IFANS Review (Korea National Diplomatic Academy/The Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Vol. 17 No. 2 pp.95-126 .

Teaching courses:
IR Seminar on ‘Environmental Politics, Development and Global Governance’
Asian Security: Theory and Practice

Social and Political Theory

Research interests:
Environmental politics; global governance; security studies; comparative regional politics; International Relations of Asia and the Pacific

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Milen Nikolaev Filipov, Ph. D. in Public Communications and Information Sciences

Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communication/College of Social Sciences


Research and Publications:

Filipov. M. et. al. (2017).  Do Bulgarian Schools Effectively Communicate with Their School Communities? Journal of School Public Relations,  37(2):163-202.

Filipov. M. (2016). Media Release – A Basic Genre in Public Relations. Journal of Contemporary Humanitaristics, 2016(1): 7-18. (co-authorship with Galya Hristozova).

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Bahtiyar Kurambayev, Ph.D. Mass Communications

Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communication/College of Social Sciences


Research and Publications:

  • Kurambayev, B., & Issenov, S. (2020). Aspiring Journalists Share Practical Obstacles in Journalism Professionalism. Journalism Practice. Available at https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/2FWXRWHEZHXNQVXX5UEF/full?target=10.1080/17512786.2020.1864224
  • Kurambayev, B., & Freedman, E. (2020). Publish or Perish? The Steep, Steep Path for Central Asia Journalism and Mass Communication Faculty. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, Available at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1077695820947259
  • Kurambayev, B., & Freedman, E. (2020). Ethics and Journalism in Central Asia: A Comparative Study of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Journal of Media Ethics, 35(1), 31-44.
  • Kurambayev, B. (2020). “The Causes and Consequences of Plagiarism by Journalists in Central Asia” Asian Studies Review, 44(4), 691-708
  • Kurambayev, B.; Sheffer, M.; & Stepaniuc, E. (2019).”An Investigation of Job Satisfaction of Journalists in Central Asian Kyrgyz Republic.” Central Asian Affairs, 6(1), 47-67.
  • Kurambayev, B., & Chen, G. M. (2017). Offline Political Engagement Leads to Online Political Voice among Kyrgyzstan Bloggers. Media Asia, 44(3-4), 161-174.

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Aigerim Kalybay, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences


Aigerim Kalybay is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics. After graduating from L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University in 1998 she received a research fellow position at the Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She worked at the Institute of Mathematics for six years, during which in 2002 she attained the degree of Candidate in Physical and Mathematical SciencesIn 2004 she received a grant from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for a two-year postgraduate study at the Luleå University of Technology, where she defended her PhD Thesis in 2006. In the same year she joined KIMEP.

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Courses taught: Mathematics for Business and Economics, Introduction to Statistics, Calculus, Quantitative methods for Economics, Quantitative Data Analysis, Statistical methods.

Selected Publications:

  1. A. Kalybay, “One-dimensional differential Hardy inequality”, Journal of Inequalities and Applications, 2017, 2017:21; http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13660-017-1293-3 (Published: January 2017).


  1. A. Kalybay, D. Karatayeva, R. Oinarov, A. Temirkhanova, “Oscillation of a second order half-linear difference equation and the discrete Hardy inequality”, Electronic Journal of Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations, # 43, 2017, 1-16; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14232/ejqtde.2017.1.43 (Published: May 2017).
  2. A. Kalybay, S. Shalginbayeva, “Additive estimates for discrete Hardy-type operators”, Eurasian Mathematical Journal, Vol. 9, #2, 2018, 44-53 (Published: June 2018).


  1. A. Kalybay, R. Oinarov, “Kernel operators and their boundedness from weighted Sobolev space to weighted Lebesgue space”, Turkish Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 43, 2019, 301-315; http://dx.doi.10.3906/mat-1807-187 (Published: January 2019).


  1. A. Kalybay, R. Oinarov, A. Temirkhanova, “Integral operators with two variable integration limits on the cone of monotone functions”, Journal of Mathematical Inequalities, Vol. 13, #1, 2019, 1-16; http://dx.doi.10.7153/jmi-2019-13-01 (Published: March 2019).


  1. A. Kalybay, R. Oinarov, “Estimates of a class of quasilinear integral operators on the set of nonnegative and nonnegative-monotone functions”, Izvestiya: Mathematics, Vol. 83:2, 2019, 61–82; http://dx.doi.org/10.4213/im8613 (Published: March-April 2019).


  1. A. Kalybay, “Weighted estimates for a class of quasilinear integral operators”, Siberian Mathematical Journal, Vol. 60, # 2, 2019, 291–303; http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S0037446619020095 (Published: March-April 2019).

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Kanat Kudaibergenov, Doctor of Science

Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences


Research and Publications:

Kudaibergenov, K., (2016). On model-theoretic properties in the sense of Peretyat’kin, o-minimality, and mutually interpretable theories. Siberian Advances in Mathematics. ISSN: 1055-1344,  vol. 26, No. 3,  190 – 195.

Kudaibergenov, K. (2017). The small index property and the cofinality of the automorphism group. Siberian Advances in Mathematics. ISSN: 1055-1344, vol. 27, No. 1, 1 – 15.

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Kristopher White, Ph.D. Geography

Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences


Faculty Profile

  1. Kristopher D. White
  1. Associate Professor
  1. D. Geography, (2002)  University of Connecticut

MA      Geography, (1996)  University of Connecticut

BA       Geography, (1992)  Clark University

  1. Teaching Experience: Has been at KIMEP since 2004

Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogoches, Texas) (2001-2004)

University of Connecticut (Storrs, Connecticut) (1998-2001)

  1. Classes taught at KIMEP:

Globalization and Diversity

Population and Environment

Human Geography

The Aral Sea Crisis: A Geographical Perspective

Political Geography

Ecology and Sustainable Development

Oil Geopolitics (Graduate seminar)

Oil and Gas Policy

Introduction to Environmental Studies

Digital Photography


Natural Resource Management and Economics

Research Reading and Writing


  1. Research Interests:

Geography of Central Asia, Kazakhstan.  Regional economy, Aral Sea region, Aral Sea crisis and contemporary socio-economic development in Aral Sea region.   .

  1. Selected Recent Publications

White, K.D. and Micklin, P.  2021.  Ecological restoration and economic recovery in Kazakhstan’s Northern Aral Sea region.  Focus on Geography 64: doi: 10.21690/foge/2021.64.4f.

White, K.D.  2021.  Population, Development, and Environment in Kazakhstan.  In: McNicol, B. ed.  Sustainable Planet: Issues and Solutions for Our Environment’s Future.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, pp. 29-37.

Micklin, P., Aladin, N.V., Chida, T., Boroffka, N., Plotnikov, I.S., Krivonogov, S., and White, K.  2020.  The Aral Sea: A story of devastation and partial recovery of a large lake. In: Mischke, S. ed.  Large Asian Lakes in a Changing World: Natural State and Human Impact.  Switzerland AG: Springer Nature, pp. 109-141.

White, K.D.  2019.  Environmental Issues in Kazakhstan.  In: Farazmand, A. ed.  Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (Switzerland: Springer Nature).

White, K.D.  2019.  Visualizing the languages of nature, society, power and politics in contemporary Kazakhstan.  In: Brunn, S.D and Kehrein, R. eds. Handbook of the Changing World Language Map (New York: Springer Nature).

White, K.D.  2018.  The snow leopard and cultural landscape in contemporary Kazakhstan.  Society and Animals 26: 1-23.

Koch, N.  and White, K.  2016.  Cowboys, gangsters, and rural bumpkins: Constructing the ‘other’ in Kazakhstan’s ‘Texas.’  In: Laruelle, M. ed.  Kazakhstan in the Making: Legitimacy, Symbols, and Social Changes.  Lanham: Lexington Books, pp. 181-207.

White, K.D.  2016.  Kazakhstan’s Northern Aral Sea today: Partial ecosystem restoration and economic recovery.  In: Freedman, E. and Neuzil, M. eds. Environmental Crises in Central Asia: From steppes to seas, from deserts to glaciers.  London and New York: Routledge, pp. 129-140.

White, K.D.  2014.  Nature and Economy in the Aral Sea Basin.  In: Micklin, P., Aladin, N., and Plotnikov, I. eds. The Aral Sea: The devastation and partial rehabilitation of a great lake.  Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pp. 301-335.

White, K.D.  2013.  A geographical perspective on the Aral Sea crisis: Three interpretations of an image.  Bulletin of Geography Socio-economic Series 21: 125-132.

White, K.D.  2013.  Nature-Society Linkages in the Aral Sea Region.  Journal of Eurasian Studies 4(1): 18-33.

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Aliya Nurtaeva, Ph. D. in Chemistry

Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences


Dr. Nurtaeva holds an Honors Diploma (1974) and Candidate of Science degrees in Chemistry from Moscow State University (1979 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Oklahoma State University (1999). She has more than 30 years of teaching experience including at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Oklahoma State University, New Hamphire Technical College, Southern New Hampshire University. She has done research in Chemistry, Technology and Radiation Dosimetry at KazGU, Moscow State University, Oklahoma State University and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda (USA) and registered 17 patents.

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Nurseit Niyazbekov, Ph. D. Politics

Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations and Regional Studies/College of Social Sciences


Dr Nurseit Niyazbekov is an assistant professor in the Department of International Relations in KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He is researching and consulting various international media and think tanks in the areas of post-communist transitions, democratization, Central Asian state building and protest mobilization. He was a visiting research fellow at the University of Michigan and SciencePO. He obtained his PhD and MSc degrees in Politics and Sociology from the University of Oxford.

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Nadeem Naqvi, Ph. D.

Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences, College of Social Sciences


Research and Publications:

Naqvi, N., & Egbert, H. (2015). Market-Dependent Domestic Production Set.  Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 14 (1), 31-40

Naqvi, N. (2017).  Production Possibility Frontier: New Concepts for Post-Crisis Economics Textbooks in Ploehn, Juergen and George Chobanov (Eds.), Sustainability and Welfare Policy in European Market Economies, Peter Lang, pp 11-12.


Gerald Pech, Doctorate of Economics

Associate Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences
Dean, College of Social Sciences


Gerald Pech held teaching and research positions at the Graduate School Bochum and Dortmund, the University of St Andrews, National University of Ireland in Galway, American University in Bulgaria and Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz. His fields of specialization are game theory, public economics and the economic analysis of institutions.

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Francis Amagoh, Ph. D. in Public Policy and Administration

Professor, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences


Research and Publications:

Amagoh, F. (2017). Healthcare in Kazakhstan in The Future of Healthcare in Developing Countries in Asia( Eds. C. Aspalter and K. Pribadi).  London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Amagoh, F., & Rahman, T. (2016). Tapping into the Potential of Academic Diaspora for Homeland Development: The Case of Nigeria. Journal of International Migration and Integration .Vol. 17 No. 1, 35-53.

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Nygmet Ibadildin, Ph. D. in Political Science and International Relations

Chair of the Department of International Relations and Regional Studies, Department of International Relations and Regional Studies/College of Social Sciences


Nygmet Ibadildin graduated in 1995 from Kazakh State University with major in Philosophy.  He made his Master of Arts in International relations in California State University at Fresno. He defended his PhD dissertation in 2011 in University of Tampere, School of Management. Title of dissertation is Role Of New And Old Institutional Framework In Combating The Resource Curse In Kazakhstan”. Dissertation grade is Magna cum laude approbatur.

He was editor and journalist in the Energy of Kazakhstan magazine and in the newspaper Vremya Po form 1999-2002.

Worked in different schools in Kazakhstan and abroad.

Research interests are political economy of natural resources, institutional development, Post-Soviet institutions and discourse analysis.

Currently teaching in KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Research and Publications:

Ibadildin, N. (2012). Role of institutions in Kazakhstan in combating the resource curse: Transition from the Soviet legacy to something else. London: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Ibadildin, N. (2009). Oil and Authoritarianism in Kazakhstan, in Ostrov, B. (Ed.) From Silk Road to Oil Slick: Kazakhstan Reemergence to Modernity. Norwalk: EastBridge.

List of Publications

Charles McGrath, Nygmet Ibadildin. Kazakh Famine 1928-1932. Publication date.2018/5. Journal Ukrainian Policymaker, Volume 2, 2018: 12-19 DOI: 10.29202/up/2/2

Ken Harvey and Nygmet Ibadildin. Handbook of Research on Human Social Interaction in the Age of Mobile Devices, scheduled for publication in 2016 by IGI Global, Chapter Mobile Impacting All Phases of Business IGI Global 2016

Ken Harvey and Nygmet Ibadildin. Business and mobile: Rapid restructure required June 2016 DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0469-6.ch014

Нефть и политика. Мировой опыт и Казахстан. Казакпарат: Алматы 2015 in Russian

Role Of New And Old Institutional Framework In Combating The Resource Curse In Kazakhstan. Acta Universitatis Tamperensis 1600, Tampere 2011

Role of institutions in Kazakhstan in combating the resource curse

Transition from the Soviet legacy to something else


LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

292 p

Oil and Authoritarianism in Kazakhstan, Chapter for the book From Silk Road to Oil Slick: Kazakhstan Reemergence to Modernity, Edited by Ben Ostrov. Norwalk: EastBridge 2009

Resource Curse avoidance policies in Kazakhstan: issues, debates, difficulties in implementation in The Exploitation Of The Landscape Of Central And Inner Asia: Past, Present And Future Edited by Michael Gervers, Uradyn E. Bulag, Gillian Long, Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia, No. 9  Asian Institute, University of Toronto

Toronto, 2008

Kazakhstan. Article for the Routledge Encyclopedia of adolescence, 2007

“Concepts of Political Development and Modernization”, Poisk, Research journal of  the Ministry of education and science 2003, 4 (Part II)

“Concepts of Political Development and Modernization”, Poisk, Research journal of  the Ministry of education and science 2003, 4 (Part I)

“Historical and Country Lessons in Oil Development”,  Poisk , Research journal of  the Ministry of education and science 2002 , 4

“Interdependence Of Oil And Politics In Kazakhstan”,  Poisk , Research journal of  the Ministry of education and science 2002 , 3

“The Great Game. History and today”,  Vestnik Vishei Shkoly Kazakhstana, 2002, 1, Almaty

“World Best Practice for Petroleum Fund and Kazakhstan’s Variant”,  Poisk , Research journal of  the Ministry of education and science 1,2002, p.152-156

“Some Positive and Negative Aspects of Oil Development in Kazakhstan”,  Poisk , Research Journal of  the Ministry of Education and Science №6, 2001, p.215-218

“International aspects of oil production in Kazakhstan”, Kazakhstan and World Community: Collection of the Articles, edited by M. Zholdasbekov Almaty: Dyke-press, 2000. p.134-143

“What are the Price Determinants for Oil Markets” Materials of the International Conference held by Diplomatic Academy, Astana, January 18-19, 2001 TACIS, FINEK.

“Some Implications of the Recent Constitutional Changes in Kazakhstan”, Working Papers. Symposium: Politics, Economics and Ideology in Kazakhstan, Research Center Almaty, Kazakhstan, KIMEP, 1999, pp. 130-134

“Philosophy and Idealism” Poisk , Research Journal of  the Ministry of Education and Science 1999, 1, p.194-199, Almaty,

“Realist, Interdependent and World Systems theories as Explanatory Models of International Relations” Higher Education in Kazakhstan. 1999, 1, pp.119-124, Almaty

“The Economic Miracle and Its Rational Explanations” Poisk, Research Journal of the Ministry of Education and Science. 1998, 3, pp.198-201, Almaty,

“Philosophy as an Apophatic Phenomenon of the Consciousness” Mysl, Republican journal on social and political issues 1998, 6, pp.18-23, Almaty,

“Liberalization in Kazakhstan. Part 1.”, Vestnik Vishei Shkoly Kazakhstana ,1998, 4, pp.135-141, Almaty

“Liberalization in Kazakhstan. Part 2.”, Vestnik Vishei Shkoly Kazakhstana 1998, 5, pp.94-106, Almaty

“Truth. Beauty and Common Good”, Mysl, Republican journal on social and political issues

1998, 6, pp.36-38, Almaty,

“Some Peculiarities of Philosophical Discourse”, Poisk , Research Journal of  the Ministry of Education and Science 1998, 3, pp.191-192, Almaty,

“Relationship between Political and Military Elites in Russia”, Vestnik Vishei shkoly Kazakhstana, 1996, 4, pp. 65-70, Almaty

“Kataphatic Definition of Philosophy”, Methodical Recommendations Almaty, “Kazakh Universiteti”, 1997 pp.3-17

“Economic and Political relations of Kazakhstan with Russia, China and United States”, Vestnik Vishei Shkoly Kazakhstana , 1997, 4, pp.75-82, Almaty

“Sino-American Relations” Materials of the First International Scientific Conference on the Role of Sociology, October 23-24 1996, pp.158-167, Almaty, 1997

“Kataphatic Definition of Philosophy” Vestnik Vishei Shkoly Kazakhstana , 1996, 5, pp.114-124, Almaty

“Apophatic Definition of Philosophy”, Vestnik Vishei Shkoly Kazakhstana 1996, 4, pp. 71-81, Almaty


US Patent PCT/US 2013/049188 Bentonite collars for wellbore casings Craig Benson, Ivan Kornienko, Nygmet Ibadildin – US Patent App. 13/542,390, 2012 WO 2014008325 A1 United States Patent US009080419B2 (12) (10) Patent No.: US 9,080,419 Date of Patent: Jul. 14, 2015

Номер патента: 30703. Узел обсадной трубы и способ изоляции зазора между обсадной трубой и стенкой ствола скважины.. Опубликовано: 15.12.2015. Авторы: Бэнсон Крэг Х.Ибадильдин Ныгмет АмангельдиновичКорниенко Иван Викторович

МПК: E21B 43/10C09K 3/18E21B 17/01

Kazakhstan Patent No16322, Е21В 33/14, 14.10.2005
 Сушко Сергей Михайлович, Бегун Анатолий Данилович, Ибадильдин Ныгмет Амангендинович, Корниенко Иван Викторович. Способ заканчивания технологических скважин и конструкция герметизирующего стакана

Kazakhstan Patent No15117, 15.12.2004 Цирельсон Людмила Екимовна, Ибадильдин Ныгмет Амангендинович Способ лечения диарейных заболеваний

Kazakhstan Patent No 14313, 05.05.2004  Цирельсон Людмила Екимовна, Ибадильдин Ныгмет Амангендинович Способ получения адсорбирующего средства из коллоидных глин

Kazakhstan Patent No 13071, 15.05.2003 Бухман Михаил Александрович, Ибадильдин Ныгмет Амангендинович Распылительная сушилка


Sholpan Kozhamkulova, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Media and Communications/College of Social Sciences


Currently, Sholpan is on leave to study towards her PhD in Journalism Studies at the University of Maryland. Sholpan Kozhamkulova graduated from Kazakh National University with a BA in Journalism in 2000. She earned an MA in Translation Theory from Abylay Khan Kazakh State University in 2002, an MA in Journalism and Public Affairs from the American University in Washington DC in 2004 and a PhD in Political Communications from KazNU in 2008. Her career includes work as an editor at “Aykos” and teaching positions at Abylay Khan University and KazNU.


Saltanat Kazhimuratova, M.A. in International Journalism

Senior Lecturer, Department of Media and Communications, College of Social Sciences


Professional journalist, experienced instructor, has been working at KIMEP University since 2003. Graduated from the Advanced training program for faculty of the University of Michigan (USA) and Lund University (Sweden). Member of the Thomson Foundation Editors’ Program, Cardiff, UK. Speaker at international conferences in Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Malaysia, and Spain. Member of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Presented at the UNESCO session on journalism education as an expert. Shared her positive experience of teaching journalism at KIMEP University and spoke about the processes of globalization of journalism education in Kazakhstan. Completed an internship for journalists in the USA, got acquainted with the work of the ABC News, The Washington Post, Discovery TV channel and other US media.

Lectures on journalism and mass communications, supervises students’ internships, and coordinates department’s communications with professional communities. Has developed new courses, for example, Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism. Created a practical laboratory for students, where practicing journalists, PR specialists and other media specialists regularly conduct trainings and master classes.

Awarded with the Y. Altynsarin breastplate from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Author of one of the chapters of the first in Kazakhstan textbook on media literacy for university faculty. “The best faculty for 2016-2017” award.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saltanat.kazhimuratova/

Portfolio: https://newreporter.org/author/saltanat/

E-mail: saltanat@kimep.kz

Phone.: +7 (727) 270-42-96

Frederick Emrich (1)

Frederick Emrich, MA in Media Arts

Assistant Professor/ Department of Media and Communication/College of Social Sciences


Frederick Emrich earned BA in Media Arts and an MA in Media arts from the University of Arizona. His previous appointments were as Sessional Lecturer at Carleton University, as Consultant on Web Site Redesign with the Soros Foundation Kazakhstan and as researcher for the Credibility Project at the American Library Association. He also was an editor for the Information Commons Project at the American Library Association.

Alma Kudebayeva (4)

Alma Kudebayeva, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences


Faculty profile

  1. Faculty name: Alma Kudebayeva
  2. Position at KIMEP: Assistant professor, Research Director of CSS
  3. Education: PhD in Development Economics from the University of Manchester (UK); PhD in Mathematics from KazNU named Al-Farabi (Kazakhstan),
  4. Experience (teaching / professional)

2020- current     Research director of College of Social Sciences, KIMEP University

2004 – current    Assistant Professor, KIMEP University.

2015   Teaching assistant at the Institute of Development Policy and Management, the University of

2010- 2011      Research Fellow at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) by the Erasmus Mundus Program

2003 –2004     Research Fellow of the Fulbright Program, Indiana University

2001 – 2003     Associate Dean of the college of Economics and Business, Kazakh State National University (KazNU), Kazakhstan

2001-2003    Associate Professor (part-time), International Academy of Business (Almaty)

1995- 2001 Senior Lecturer, KazNU

1992-1995    Lecturer, KazNU  

  1. Classes taught

Principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, econometric methods, advanced econometrics, financial econometrics, quantitative methods in economics, managerial economics, mathematical economics, economy of Kazakhstan, internship for undergraduate students and graduate students, Research seminar, special topic in economics, thesis seminar, research methods and methodology.

  1. Research interest: Poverty, inequality, well-being, labour economics, BRI, Central Asia.
  2. Recent/top publications (with active links)

Reza Arabsheibani, Alma Kudebayeva, Altay Mussurov (2021) “Note on Bride Kidnapping and Labour Supply of Kyrgyz Women”. Economic Systems. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecosys.2021.100885

Kudebayeva, A., Sharipova, A., & Sharipova, D. (2021). Social Capital and Subjective Well-Being in Central Asia. Europe-Asia Studies, 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2021.1973965

Primiano, C. B., & Kudebayeva, A. (2020). What is democracy and who supports it? Findings from a university survey in Kazakhstan. Central Asian Survey, 39(4), 463–479. https://doi.org/10.1080/02634937.2020.1823318

Barrientos, A., and Kudebayeva, A., (2018) “Social Transfers and Women’s Labour Supply in Kyrgyzstan” IZA Institute of Labor Economics, GLM|LIC Working Paper No. 41. https://conference.iza.org/conference_files/GLMLIC_Nepal2019_Conference/kudebayeva_a8594.pdf

Kudebayeva, A., & Barrientos, A. (2017). A Decade of Poverty Reduction in Kazakhstan 2001–2009: Growth and/or Redistribution? Journal of International Development, 29(8), 1166–1186. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1002/jid.3278

Brück, T., Esenaliev, D., Kroeger, A., Kudebayeva, A., Mirkasimov, B., & Steiner, S. (2014). Household Survey Data for Research on Well-being and Behavior in Central Asia. Journal of Comparative Economics, 42(3), 819–835. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jce.2013.02.003


Altay Mussurov (8)

Altay Mussurov, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences


Dr. Altay Mussurov obtained his doctorate in Economics from the University of Wales. Before joining KIMEP, he worked as a consultant for the World Bank and then as a tutorial leader at the LSE Summer School, after which he was a research associate at Sheffield University. He has taught courses in macroeconomics, development economics and labor economics, and he is also involved in supporting the internship program. His recent research focuses on questions concerning marital sorting and compensation for danger. In a project supported by the International Development Research Centre (Canada), he examined questions concerning employment decisions and earnings in the formal and informal wage employment.

Eldar Madumarov (1)

Eldar Madumarov, Doctorate in Economics

Chair, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences


Research and Publications:

Alimbekov, A.,  Madumarov, E., &  Pech, G. (2017). Sequencing in Customs Union Formation: Theory and Application to the Eurasian Economic Union. Journal of Economic Integration 32.

Madumarov, E. (2008) External Factors of Economic Growth: Transition Economies of the Baltics and Central Asia. VDM Verlag, Saarbrücken, August 2008. (Book).

Leon Taylor (1)

Leon Taylor, Ph.D. in Economics

Associate Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences


Research and Publications:

Taylor, L., Coats, R. M., & Dalton, Th. (2006) Economics and the Easter Island metaphor. Rapa Nui Journal 20:2. 97-110.

Taylor, L., Johnson, J., & Pecquet, G. M.(2007). Gains from trade in ‘dirty’ industries: Lawrence Summers’ memo revisited. Cato Journal 27:3. 397-410.

Kabdiyeva Aliya (2)

Aliya Kabdiyeva, MPhil

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences


Research and Publications:

Kabdiyeva, A. (2015). Development of NGOs in Kazakhstan. European Journal of Business and Social Sciences 4 (2), pp. 159-169.

Dixon, J., Kabdiyeva A. (2014). Collaboration between the State and NGOs in Kazakhstan. International Journal of Community and Cooperative Studies 1(1), pp. 27-41.


Saule Emrich-Bakenova, Ph.D. in Public Policy

Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences


• Doctor of Philosophy, Public Policy, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
• Master of Study in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
• Master of Public Administration, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY, New York, U.S.A.

Selected Publications:
– Janus-Faced Dysfunctional Law: Case of Kazakhstan’s Socioeconomic Support to Refugee Community. Central Asia and Caucus: Journal of Social and Political Studies March: 125-135. 2015

– Mapping the Legislation, Policies and Programmes on Child Labour and Youth Employment in Kazakhstan. ILO-IPEC. 2012.

– Study on Self-Reliance Opportunities for Urban Refugees in Kazakhstan. UNHCR. 2011.

– Sex-workers in Kazakhstan Seek Legalization and Regulation of Their Trade, A EurasiaNet commentary, 2016. http://www.eurasianet.org/node/80201

– Kazakhstan: New Labor Code Squeezes Older Workers, A EurasiaNet commentary (with Frederick Emrich). 2016. http://www.eurasianet.org/node/80201

Azhar Baisakalova (2)

Azhar Baisakalova, Ph. D.

DBA, Adjunct
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences


Research and Publications:

Baisakalova A.B. (2015). Grounded Action Research: Systems Thinking Approach to Promoting CSR in Kazakhstan. Abstracts of the Papers Presented at the ISSS2015 International Conference “Governing the Anthropocene: The greatest challenge for systems thinking in practice?” pp.131-132. Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 2-7 August, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-906740-13-9.

Baisakalova A.B. (2016). Responsible Business and Social Entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan. Chapter in the book: The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise (ed. Wayne Visser), v. 2, 78-83. Greenleaf Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1-78353-462-3.

Gulnara Dadabayeva (1)

Gulnara Dadabayeva

Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and Regional Studies
Phone: 270-42-79, 270-42-88 ext. 3077
Office:129 /ac
E-Mail: dgulnara@kimep.kz


Associate Professor

D.Sc. (Historical Sciences), Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi, Kazakhstan

Work experience:

2005 – present, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, KIMEP, Kazakhstan

1987 – 2005, Lecturer, Department of History, in Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi, Kazakhstan

Primary teaching areas and teaching experience:
History of Kazakhstan,  “Nation-state building in Asian Republics of Soviet Union” ”Government and Politics in Central Asia”, ”Central Asian – Russian  Relations”, “History of Diplomacy from 1648 to 1815”, “History of Diplomacy from 1815 to 1945”

Research interests:
Nationalism and nation-state building processes in modern Central Asia.

Selected publications:


Post-Soviet Kazakhstan: Nationalism and Language Issues. The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, vol. 37 no. 2 2010, Brill The Netherland, ISSN 1075-1262, e-ISSN 1876-3324 (co-author A. Adibayeva)

Kazakh Nationalism in Eurasian Context. History Research, vol.2, Number 7, July 2012. USA, David Publishing Company, ISSN 2159-550X, ISSN 2159-5518.

El Nasionalismo Kazajo en el Contexto Eurasia Tico, Eurasiatica Revista Online Sobre Asia Central, 2011, 2

Post-Crisis World: The Chinese Factor in The Transformation of Kazakhstan” , co-author A. Adibayeva (submitted for publication by Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (USA)

Problems of Refugees from Central Asia as Consequences of Stalin’s Modernization [Проблема Беженцев из Центральной Азии, как Последствия Сталинской Модернизации], Vestnik KazNU, Seriya Istoricheskaya, 2009, 2 (31): С. 11-18

Nationalism in Modern Kazakhstan Language Policy, Otan Tarihy, 2009, 2: 54-63

The Peculiarities of “Russification Processes” in SovietRepublics and Kazakh Language Problems [Особенности Процесса «Русификации» в Советских Республиках и Проблемы Казахского Языка], Аlash, 2009, 1 (22): 104 – 111

Kazakhstan – Russian relations in 2000-s geopolitical context (p. 21-27)// Kazakh civilization, # 3, 2012.

“Great Powers Politics in Central Asia in 2000-s: The New “Great Game”? // KazNU Herald [Вест. КазНУ, сер ист.] – 2013 – №3 (70).- с. 96-103.

Book chapters

“Mackinder’s legacy today: new challenges for Kazakhstan and Central Asia” in Central Asia in International Relations, ed. by Nick Megoran & Sevara Sharapova, Hirst and Co, London, 2013. (coauthor A. Adibayeva)

Государственная языковая политика в независимом Казахстане: внешне- и внутриполитические факторы.(с. 270-282) –/ Центральная Азия. Традиции и современность. Под ред. А.О. Чубарьяна. Институт всеобщей истории РАН РК.- Москва, 2011.- 330 с. ISBN 978-5-94067-326-2.

Нациестроительство в Центральной Азии: от советских наций к постсоветским нациям-государствам.(с. 295-317)  /Центральная Азия. Традиции и современность. Под ред. А.О. Чубарьяна. Институт всеобщей истории РАН РК.- Москва, 2011.- 330 с. ISBN 978-5-94067-326-2.

Kazakhstan during civil war [Казахстан в годы гражданской войны] //History of Kazakhstan  since ancient times to nowadays [История Казахстана с древнейших времен до наших дней (курс лекций)]. – Алматы: Уш Киян, 2003. – С. 360-382.


  • The Modern History of the World [Новейшая История Мира (Учебник для 9 классов 12-летних Школ)], (with G. Kokebayeva, M.Baisymakova), Mektep, Almaty, 2011
  • The Modern History of the World (Reading Materials Collection), [Новейшая История Мира] (Хрестоматия для 12-летних Школ), (with G. Kokebayeva, M.Baisymakova), Mektep, Almaty, 2011

Conference presentations

  • Russia and Kazakhstan: Searching for a New Partnership in 2000s, The Dragon and the Bear: Strategic Choices of China and Russia, 11th Aleksanteri Conference, Helsinki, Finland, November 2011
  • Kazakh Nationalism in Eurasian Context, CESS XII Annual Conference, Ohio State University, USA, September 2011
  • Nationalism Issues in Language Policy of Modern Kazakhstan, ICCEES XIII World Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010
  • The Issues of Nationalism in Kazakhstan Language Policy, Osnovnite Problemi na Sovremenna Nauka, International Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2009:  29-34
  • The Establishment of State Nationalism in Independent Kazakhstan, Strategiczne Pytania Awiatowej Nauki, International Conference, Przemysl, Poland, 2009: 72-78

Involvement in academic and professional associations:
Member of “Kazakhstan Historians” Association.
Member of Central Eurasian Studies Society (USA).

Contact info:

Phone: 270 42 79/88, ext 3077
Office: 129 Valikhanov bld.
E-Mail: dgulnara@kimep.kz

Aigul Adibayeva (2)

Aigul Adibayeva

Associate Dean, College of Social Sciences
Candidate of Science
Phone: 270-42-79, 270-42-88 ext. 3275
Office: 130/ac
E-Mail: aigula@kimep.kz


Assistant Professor/Associate Dean/College of Social Sciences

Candidate of Science in Political Science, Almaty State University named of Abay, Kazakhstan, 2009

Primary teaching areas and teaching experience:
Areas: Political Science, International Relations
Teaching experience: 12 years

Courses taught at KIMEP:

-Fundamentals of Political Science

-Foreign Policy of Kazakhstan

-Russia-Central Asia Relations

-Ethics in International Affairs.

– Management of International Organizations

Research interests:
Research experience involves the following areas: Central Asian integration, issues in foreign policy of Kazakhstan, political and economic situation in Turkmenistan, Caspian region.

Joint Research and Curriculum Development Project “Excellence in Teaching on Global Business and International Relations” with Agder University (Norway), with support from the Norwegian Centre for Cooperation in Education (SIU) in May 2012-2014; curricular development and teaching the course of “Ethics in IA”.

Selected publications:

  1. A. Adibayeva, D. Saari, A. Tleuzhanova (2016). To the Question of Legal Regulations of International Trade in the Context of Multi-dimensional Diplomacy. International Economic Law, issue 1, Moscow, November, 2016.
  2. J. Melich, A. Adibayeva. Nation-building and Cultural Policy in Kazakhstan. European Scientific Journal, ISSN: 1857 – 7431, December 2013, special edition, vol. 2, pp.265-279.
  3. G. Dadabayeva, A. Adibayeva: A Post-Crisis World: The Chinese Factor in the Transformation of Kazakhstan. Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Villanova University, Villanova PA, issue XXXVII no. 2, 2013.
  4. “Kazakhstani-Turkmenistan Relations at Modern Stage”, chapter in the edited book Historical Dictionary of Kazakhstan. Scarecrow Press Inc. Lanham, Toronto, 2012.           
  5. A. Adibayeva (co-authored with G. Dadabayeva). “H. Mackinder’s Legacy Today: New Challenges for Kazakhstan and Central Asia”, – a chapter in the edited book: H. Mackinder and the International Relations in Central Asia (Editor: Nick Megoran)//Published by: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd., London, ISBN-13: 978-1849042437/ December 2012.
  6. A. Adibayeva, (co-authored with G. Dadabayeva)Post-Soviet Kazakhstan: Nationalism and Language Issues, published in peer-reviewed journal The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, volume 37, No.2, 2010, p. 127-141. – BRILL, the Netherland.

Contact info:

Phone +7(727) 270-43-12 (ext. 3189)
Office: 205 A Valikhanov bld.
E-Mail: aigula@kimep.kz

Nargis Kassenova (3)

Nargis Kassenova (On leave for AY 2021-2022)

Ph.D., Associate Professor


Associate Professor / Director of Central Asian Studies Center


PhD in Political Science, Nagoya University, Japan, 2006
MA in Political Science, Nagoya University, Japan, 2001

Work experience:

2008-2010, EU-Central Asian Monitoring (EUCAM) project

2005-2006, Asia Barometer Survey Project

Selected involvement in public service activities
Chair of the Board of Trustees of Soros Foundation – Kazakhstan, 2011 – present;
Member of the Board of Trustees of Soros Foundation – Kazakhstan, 2009-2011.

Courses taught at KIMEP:

  • Asian Security: Theory and Practice
  • Central Asia in Global Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Fundamentals of International Relations
  • Russia-Central Asia Relations
  • Undergraduate Seminar in International Relations (Japan in Global Politics)
  • US-Kazakhstan Relations

Research interests:

Central Asian security; Asian security; Eurasian geopolitics; Eurasian energy security; political development in Central Asia

Selected publications:


  • Central Asia: Contemporary Security Challenges and Sources of State Resilience, (with Alessandro Frigerio), Security and Human Rights, 2013, 24
  • Kazakhstan and Eurasian Economic Integration: Quick Start, Mixed Results and Uncertain Future, Russie.Nei.Visions Reports No.14, Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), Paris, November 2012
  • Kazakhstan: Constructing Identity in a Post-Soviet Society, (with Scott Spehr), Asian Ethnicity, 2012, 13(2)
  • Prospects and Hurdles in EU-Kazakhstan Energy Cooperation, EUCAM Commentary, November, 2011
  • The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Central Asia and Its Implications for the EU Engagement, EUCAM Working Paper, October 2009, 5
  • Beyond Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policies: EU’s Central Asia Strategies, EU4seas project papers, October, 2009
  • The Gas Crisis and the Financial Crisis: The Impact on EU-Central Asia Relations in the Energy Sphere, ISS Opinion, European Union Institute for Security Studies, April, 2009
  • Kazakhstan and the South Caucasus Corridor in the Wake of the Georgia-Russia War, EUCAM Policy Brief, January, 2009, 3


  • Kazakhstan and Eurasian Economic Integration: Quick Start, Mixed Results and Uncertain Future, in Eurasian Economic Integration: Law, Policy and Politics, Rilka Dragneva and Kataryna Wolszuk (Eds), Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2013
  • EU-Central Asia Bilateral Cooperation, in The European Union in Central Asia, Alexander Warkotch (Ed), Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2010
  • Central Asian Regional Security Cooperation: Constraints and Prospects, in Security Sector Reform in Central Asia: Exploring Needs and Possibilities, Merjin Hartog (Ed), Greenwood Papers, Groningen: The Centre for European Security Studies (CESS), 2010
  • The SCO Energy Club: Purpose and Prospects, Petroleum Politics of the Caspian, Indra Overland, Heidi Kjaernet and Andrea Herschman Kendall-Taylor (Eds), Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2009
  • China as an Emerging Donor in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, Understanding Russia and the New Independent States, Thomas Gomart and Tatiana Kastueva-Jean (Eds), Russie.Nei.Visions, Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), Paris, France, 2009
  • Japan’s Hesitant Embrace of Central Asia: Will There Be a Strategy?, in Great Powers and Regional Integration in Central Asia: A Local Perspective, Mario Esteban and Nicolas de Pedro (Eds), Fundacion Alternatives, Madrid, Spain, 2009

Conference presentations

  • Russia and China in Central Asia: Soft Power Policy Instruments in Comparative Perspective, The Dragon and the Bear: Strategic Choices of China and Russia, 11th Aleksanteri Conference, Helsinki, Finland, November 9-11, 2011
  • Kazakhstan’s Regional Economic Ambitions and Eurasian Customs Union, The Eurasian Trade Task Force Roundtable, French Institute of International Affairs (IFRI), Paris, France, October 17, 2011
  • Russia and China: Stabilizers or Destabilizers in Central Asia?, IFRI Breakfast Debate with Bobo Lo and Didier Chaudet, Paris, France, June 25, 2011
  • Kazakhstan’s Foreign and Regional Policies, REP Seminar on Kazakhstan’s Chairmanship of OSCE and Prospects for Democracy and Human Rights, Chatham House, UK, December 17, 2010
  • Solving the Energy Puzzle: Regional and European Energy Security, Reviewing EU Policy toward Central Asia: Meeting the Upcoming Challenges, Berlin, Germany, November 11, 2010
  • Kazakhstan’s Political Development and Social Democratic Values, EU and Central Asia: Roles and Prospects, Almaty, Kazakhstan, November 6-7, 2010
  • Central Asian Regional Security Cooperation: Constraints and Prospects, Security Sector Reform in Central Asia, Almaty, Kazakhstan, September 24-25, 2009

Contact information:

Phone: 270-42 84, ext. 3078
Office: 116 Valikhanov bld
E-mail: nargis@kimep.kz