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Master of Economics

The Master of Arts in Economics program offers contemporary knowledge in the following areas:

  • Efficient management of investment projects in public and private sectors;
  • Achievement of maximum revenues at minimum costs for organizations;
  • Optimal allocation of organizational resources;
  • Analysis and evaluation of the financial state of organization;
  • Planning of economic development for organizations;
  • Development of economic and financial plans;
  • Development of strategy for organizations.

Our study program is unique and contains courses that are unrivaled in the national academic practice. The program consists of theoretical and applied subjects in Economics, Finance, and Statistics. Students receive in-depth knowledge in economic and financial analysis, internal and external audit, and financial management.

Program duration: 1.5 years
Maximum number of credits per semester: 18
Language of instruction: English
Form of study: full-time (classes take place primarily in the evening)
Number of credits: 48

Program Foundation Required Courses 5 5
Professional English 2 2
Management for Social Sciences 1 1
Psychology for Social Sciences 2 2
Program Foundation Elective Courses 6 6
Microeconomics 3 3
Macroeconomics 3 3
Statistical Methods 3 3
Game Theory 3 3
Mathematical Modeling 3 3
Advanced Financial Econometrics 3 3
Advanced Financial Economics 3 3
*Students must complete two courses (6 credits in this category. ECN 5021 Microeconomics and ECN5031 Macroeconomics are prerequisites for Advanced Microeconomics and Advanced Macroeconomics. Students who have done intermediate coursework at undergraduate level with satisfactory results can request these prerequisites to be waived.
Program Major Required Courses 15
Research Methods and Methodology for the Social Sciences 3
Advanced Econometrics 3
Advanced Microeconomics 3
Advanced Macroeconomics 3
Project Planning and Welfare 3
Program Major Elective Courses. Students should register for any 3 courses from the following list: 9
Econometrics 3
Behavioral Economics 3
Money and Banking 3
International Trade 3
International Finance 3
Industrial Organization 3
Public Economics 3
Emerging Markets and Powers 3
Labor Economics 3
Monetary Economics 3
Theory of Corporate Finance 3
Selected Topics in Economics 3
Selected Topics in Financial Economics 3
Internship 5
Thesis and Thesis Defense ( Thesis II & Тhesis III) 7
Comprehensive Exam 1
Total 48

 
The Master of Arts in Economics program offers a major in Financial Economics. Students selecting this major have to take the ECN 5354 Advanced Financial Economics course and 2 elective courses from the following list:
 

Game Theory 3
Mathematical Modeling 3
Advanced Financial Econometrics 3
Selected Topics in Financial Economics 3
Theory of Corporate Finance 3

Course/Credit Transfer
KIMEP University can transfer credits earned in another program/university if the courses are equivalent to those offered by the program at KIMEP University. A department committee shall consider each student’s case individually and make an appropriate decision. KIMEP University transfers a maximum of 25% of the total amount of the credits from a bachelor to a master program.

MASTER OF ARTS IN ECONOMICS (MAE)

Required Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

ENG5301.2

Professional English

2

ECN5041.1

Management

1

ECN5042.2

Psychology and Behavioral Economics

2

ECN5013

Advanced Econometrics

3

ECN5022

Advanced Microeconomics

3

ECN5032

Advanced Macroeconomics

3

ECN5093

Project Planning and Welfare

3

ECN5801

Research Methods and Methodology

3

ECN5990

Research Seminar

3

ECN5991

Thesis

6

ECN5888

Internship

6

ECN5999.1

Comprehensive Examination

1

TOTAL

 

36

ECN5041 Management (1 Credit)

Prerequisites: ECN5021 (can be waived for students with undergraduate coursework in economics)

This course deals with the functions of management of organizations.  It analyses organizational structure, motivation and incentive conflicts, human resources and compensation schemes, organizational culture and ethics.

ECN5042 Psychology and Behavioral Economics (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5021 (can be waived for students with undergraduate coursework in economics)

This course gives an introduction to psychology and its applications to learning, management and interpersonal relations. It gives an overview of the interconnection between psychology and economics covering such topics as consumer choice, happiness measures, social preferences and behavioral approaches to policy and finance.

ECN5013 Advanced Econometrics (Econometrics II, 3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5012 (can be waived for students with undergraduate coursework in economics)

This course begins with fundamentals of advanced econometric modeling methods and techniques. This considers in detail econometric model formulation and estimation in multi equation settings. Topics covered are seemingly unrelated regression models, simultaneous equation models, panel data models,  advanced time series models, probit, logit and limited dependent variable models. Students practice their skills with statistical packages such as Eviews.

ECN5022 Advanced Microeconomics (Microeconomics II, 3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5021 (can be waived for students with undergraduate coursework in economics)

This course provides a rigorous introduction to advanced microeconomic analysis. It covers consumer theory, auction theory and general equilibrium analysis, incorporating uncertainty, asymmetric information and externalities.

ECN5032 Advanced Macroeconomics (Macroeconomics II, 3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5031 (can be waived for students with undergraduate coursework in economics)

This course covers advanced topics in macroeconomic theory such as models of economic growth, rational expectations models, models of currency crises, nominal rigidities, business cycle theory, time inconsistency and microeconomic foundations of aggregate behavior.

ECN5093 Project Planning and Welfare (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5021 (can be waived for students with undergraduate coursework in economics)

This course gives an introduction to the planning and budgeting of projects and their evaluation in terms of private and social desirability. It covers issues such as measurement, accounting for risk and choosing a discount rate and combines the rigorous treatment of welfare theoretic foundations of cost-benefit analysis with its practical application.

ECN5801 Research Methods and Methodology (Thesis I) (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

The methods and methodology of academic research are studied, using samples of work by outstanding economists. Students are urged to develop their own ideas and projects. The course will guide the student through a substantial amount of writing, including a term paper. At the end of the course students should write proposal of future Master dissertation.

ECN5990 Research Seminar (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5801

The student shall undertake a seminar class with an instructor and orally defend his/her thesis proposal. At the same time, he will have a supervisor who works with him/her towards preparing the thesis.

ECN5991 Thesis (6 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5990 or concurrent enrollment

The student under the supervisor shall complete his/her thesis and publicly defend it.

ECN5888 Internship in Economics for MA (6 Credits)

Prerequisites: Permission of academic advising faculty member and permission of the employer.

This independent research project, undertaken in a work environment, provides students with data, people, and experience for studying an economic issue. Related readings, a daily journal, and an analytical paper supervised by a faculty member are required. The student must obtain permission before the start of the semester in which he enrolls.

ECN5999.1 Comprehensive Examination (1 credit)

Students will take an exit test that evaluates their competencies in the filed of economics.

Foundation Electives

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

ECN5021

Microeconomics

3

ECN5031

Macroeconomics

3

ECN5052

Statistical Methods

3

ECN5053

Game Theory

3

ECN5054

Mathematical Modeling

3

ECN5352

Advanced Financial Econometrics

3

ECN55354

Advanced Financial Economics

3

TOTAL

 

6/18

ECN5021 Microeconomics (Microeconomics I, 3 Credits)

Prerequisites: none

This course covers consumer and producer theory, welfare measures and analyzes different market forms.

ECN5031 Macroeconomics (Macroeconomics I, 3 Credits)

Prerequisites: none

This course introduces standard concepts of macroeconomic theory including growth theory, aggregate demand and supply, stabilization policy and open economy macroeconomics. It gives an overview of the current macroeconomic debate.

ECN5052 Statistical Methods (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: none

This course uses advanced statistical methods such as multivariate data analysis with estimation, hypothesis testing factor analysis and cluster analysis.

ECN5053 Game Theory (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: none

This course gives an introduction to the mathematical analysis of strategic interaction in conflict and cooperation. It includes repeated games, Bayes-Nash equilibrium, sequential games and introduces cooperative concepts such as core and Nash solution.

ECN5054 Mathematical Modeling (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: none

This course provides an overview of mathematical models which are used in economics and empirical modeling, encompassing data mining and flexible methods of modeling.

ECN5352 Advanced Financial Econometrics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5354, ECN5012 (can be waived for students with undergraduate course work in economics)

This course will introduce students to advanced econometric methods and methodology to model and forecasting the various issues in financial assets and markets determinands such as prices and returns.  Given the wide scope of financial econometrics modeling, this course includes both the univariate and multivariate time series financial data analysis in terms of modeling, estimating and forecasting for decision making. For the linear, dynamic expectations and volatility financial modeling process, it introduces advanced techniques such as ARIMA, VARMA, ARCH, GARCH, TARCH, VAR, VMA, co -integration and error correction procedures.   Model tests in applied project setting include capital asset pricing, options pricing models among others.

ECN5354 Advanced Financial Economics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5021 Microeconomics (can be waived for students with undergraduate course work in economics)

This course applies economic analysis to financial decisions and equilibrium in financial markets. It discusses in detail market efficiency, behavioral finance, the theory and empirics of optimal portfolios, option pricing and security design.

Program Electives

ECN 5012

Econometrics

ECN5051

Money and Banking

ECN5142

International Trade

ECN5143

International Finance

ECN5226

Industrial Organization

ECN5261

Public Economics

ECN5271

Emerging Markets and Powers

ECN5296

Labor Economics

ECN5334

Monetary Economics

ECN5354

Financial Economics

ECN5890

Selected Topics in Economics

ECN5891

Selected Topics in Financial Economics

ECN5355

Theory of Corporate Finance

ECN5012 Econometrics (Econometrics I, 3 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

Econometrics deploys economics, mathematics and statistics to specify economic relationships that help people forecast and make decisions. The course presents basic concepts in econometrics methods and methodology, regression models with time series, cross section and qualitative data. Topics in estimating single equations models are including Distributed lag models, causality problems, and dummy variables models in particular.  Application of econometric models in real world economic data analysis will also be covered in the course.

ECN5142 International Trade (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5021 (can be waived for students with undergraduate coursework in economics)

This course covers the basic theory of trade, including gains from exchange and specialization; factor and goods prices; tariffs; imperfect competition in trade; distortions in commodity and factor markets; and economic integration. . Topics include: Ricardian theory of comparative cost; the Heckscher-Ohlin model and the impact of factor abundance on trade; increasing returns and product differentiation; factor movements; commercial policy — tariffs, quotas, export subsidies, and infant industries; international oligopoly and strategic trade; and economic integration, exemplified by free trade areas and customs unions.  The course complements one on international finance but can be taken alone. A basic undergraduate course in trade would be useful although not necessary. Students should also have had an undergraduate course in intermediate or advanced microeconomic theory. The course deploys calculus and basic statistics.

ECON5143 International Finance (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECON5031 (can be waived for students with undergraduate coursework in economics)

This course deals with macroeconomics, financial markets, and monetary institutions, all from an international point of view. The field is eclectic, so the course can cover only a few theoretical topics: The balance of payments; international asset markets; and the exchange rate. The course concludes with contemporary policies in the international monetary system.  The course complements International Trade (ECON5142) but can be taken alone. Students should have had undergraduate macroeconomics and microeconomics. Basic undergraduate courses in international trade and finance, as well as in money, would be useful. The course will use calculus and basic statistics.

ECN5226 Industrial Organization (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5021 (can be waived for students with undergraduate coursework in economics)

The study of industrial organization is important for understanding industrial economics and corporate behavior. It is also essential for students aiming to serve the industrial sector of the economy. The course focuses on an empirical and theoretical examination of the structure, conduct, and performance of firms and industries at the micro and macro level. What determines the market structure and how is it measured? How do firms in an industry behave or perform in a given market structure? The course emphasizes production and cost functions; productivity growth; technical change and technical efficiency; corporate investment; dividend policy; and financing behavior. Major topics include the theory of the firm; profit maximizing and growth maximizing models; price and output determination under different market structures; and measures of market structure and market performance.

ECN5261 Public Economics I (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5021 (can be waived for students with undergraduate coursework in economics) 1

This course examines the role of the public sector in the economy. It analyzes the behavior of the public sector and the incidence of its attempts to fulfill allocation, distribution and stabilization functions. It begins by asking the central questions of whether or not markets work, and if not, what is to be done about it. It discusses the market failures — externalities, public goods, imperfect competition and asymmetric information — that arise when competitive markets cannot give a socially desirable outcome. Topics may include the provision of public and private goods; collective decision-making; taxation –tax incidence, equity, efficiency, and optimal taxation; theory of and evidence on government expenditure policy; redistribution and welfare policy; social cost-benefit analysis; fiscal aspects of macroeconomic theories; and local government. This would be a good course for students interested in: 1) generally, the economist’s view of the appropriate roles for government within markets; 2) specifically, in the analysis and institutional background of government programs and initiatives –in both expenditures and taxation.

ECN5271 Emerging Markets and Powers (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5021 (can be waived for students with undergraduate coursework in economics) 1

Emerging markets is an overarching concept describing a group of countries with common issues and a similar role in the international system. This course critically discusses the concept of emerging markets and the role of institutions, natural resources and international organizations in their development. It reviews economic growth, open economy macroeconomics and geography as they pertain to emerging markets and introduces case studies.

ECN5296 Labor Economics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5021 (can be waived for students with undergraduate coursework in economics)

This course develops theoretical models of the labor market, presents related empirical research, and discusses policy applications. Topics include labor supply, labor demand, market equilibrium and compensating wage differences, investment in human capital, and cyclical unemployment. Additional topics may include labor unions, minimum wage laws, compensation policies and productivity, wage indexation, and discrimination and equal-opportunity laws.

ECN5334 Monetary Economics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5031 (can be waived for students with undergraduate coursework in economics)

This course covers basic concepts such as the demand for and the supply of money. It consists of three parts: Theory of Money, Monetary Macroeconomics, and Monetary Policy. The first part examines the origin and concept of money and the structure of the money market. The second part is an extension of Macroeconomics related to monetary issues. The third part examines the contemporary theories of monetary policy. The course examines Classical, Keynesian and Rational Expectations theories of money as well as Cagan’s study of hyperinflation. Then it deals with the contemporary theories of monetary policy, including those addressing the choice between rules and discretion and the choice of monetary regime.

ECN 5354 Financial Economics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites:  ECN5021, ECN5031 (can be waived for students with undergraduate coursework in economics)

This course surveys foundations of modern financial economics.  It applies economic analysis and modern theory of finance to investors and firms.  Topics related to investors include portfolio theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model, options and futures contracts, including the Black-Scholes option pricing model and bond analysis.  Related topics for firms include discounted cash-flow techniques in relation to budgeting problem associated with alternative investment projects, capital structure, including new issues of securities, debt and dividend policy based on the value of the firm.  fIssues related to mergers and acquisition, financial distress and bankruptcy, and corporate restructure will be discussed.  Students will read journal articles to related topic covered.

ECON5829 Quantitative Methods for Economics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

This course covers topics necessary for Econometrics, Financial Economics, Actuarial Economics, and intermediate economic courses. Those topics include: probability distribution, statistical inference and linear regression, as well as matrix algebra and techniques of Calculus applied to optimization in economics.

ECN5889 Research Project (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Permission of academic advising faculty member

A research project is in depth study of the economy of Kazakhstan or CIS countries or in any other area in the field of economics and business. Proposals must show a clear promise of higher level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor and either the chair or undergraduate program director.

ECN5890 Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: varies depending on the topic

Selected topics in Economics of interest to students and faculty. The course may be repeated for credit if the topics are different.

ECN5891 Selected Topics in Financial Economics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5354

The course examines particular issues and contemporary subject areas in Financial Economics at an advanced level. Selection of topics depends on students and instructors preferences.

ECN5355 Theory of Corporate Finance (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5354

The course develops an in-depth understanding of the financial relations of the firm and their impact on corporate governance. Topics include the theoretical and empirical study of the financial structure of the firm, financing constraints, risk management, contracting and monitoring under asymmetric information, control rights, mergers and acquisitions and security design.

Major in Financial Economics

Students may declare Financial Economics their major. A student who majors in Financial Economics has to take ECN 5354 Advanced Financial Economics and one other of the following foundation elective courses:

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

ECN5053

Game Theory

3

ECN5054

Mathematical Modeling

3

ECN5352

Advanced Financial Econometrics

3

TOTAL

 

6/9

ECN5053 Game Theory (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: none

This course gives an introduction to the mathematical analysis of strategic interaction in conflict and cooperation. It includes repeated games, Bayes-Nash equilibrium, sequential games and introduces cooperative concepts such as core and Nash solution.

ECN5054 Mathematical Modeling (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: none

This course provides an overview of mathematical models which are used in economics and empirical modeling, encompassing data mining and flexible methods of modeling. 

ECN5352 Advanced Financial Econometrics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECN5354, ECN5012 (can be waived for students with undergraduate course work in economics)

This course will introduce students to advanced econometric methods and methodology to model and forecasting the various issues in financial assets and markets determinands such as prices and returns.  Given the wide scope of financial econometrics modeling, this course includes both the univariate and multivariate time series financial data analysis in terms of modeling, estimating and forecasting for decision making. For the linear, dynamic expectations and volatility financial modeling process, it introduces advanced techniques such as ARIMA, VARMA, ARCH, GARCH, TARCH, VAR, VMA, co -integration and error correction procedures.   Model tests in applied project setting include capital asset pricing, options pricing models among others.

The foundation elective may be replaced by any graduate level FIN course with the permission of the chair.

In addition, the student has to take one of the following major electives:

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

ECN5355

Theory of Corporate Finance

3

ECN5891

Selected Topics in Financial Economics

3

TOTAL

 

6/9

 The major elective may be replaced with any graduate level FIN course with the permission of the chair.

Economics is the all-purpose specialization! KIMEP University Master of Arts in Economics program graduates successfully work in investment and commercial banks and in other financial public and private enterprises, run their own businesses, perfectly understand the international financial market and take a great part in external economical projects.

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Gianluca Spezza, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations and Regional Studies

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Dr. Gianluca Spezza completed his Ph.D. in international relations at the International Institute of Korean Studies, University of Central Lancashire (UK) at the end of 2017 under the guidance of professor Hazel Smith, a foremost expert on North Korea. His current research interests include North Korean society – particularly the education sector – and the relationship between North Korea and International Organizations, specifically UNICEF, UNDP, and UNESCO. Dr. Spezza is also interested in comparative analyses of North Korea vis-a-vis other totalitarian regimes, the national identity and national interest of the two Koreas, state compliance with international norms, and the influence of beliefs on politics. Aside from his academic work, he writes as a freelance analyst and op-ed writer for NK News and IRIN news. Since 2012, his work has on North Korea been either published or featured on The Guardian, BBC, Newsweek Korea, Business Insider, Asia Newsdesk, DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation), and Radio RAI (Italian National Broadcast). His publications include a chapter in the North Korea Atlas (Damdi, 2014), and a chapter in the forthcoming “De-demonizing North Korea”, by NIAS Press in Copenhagen. Dr. Spezza also co-authored Icons of Rhetoric, a media-literary project on North Korean media and society, together with UK photographer Chris Barrett, in 2015. Dr. Spezza holds a Master in Contemporary History from the University of Torino, Italy, and a Master of Social Science in Asian Studies (IR) from the University of Turku, Finland.


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JeongWon Bourdais Park, P.D.

Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and Regional Studies

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Books (research monographs)

  • Regional Environmental Politics in Northeast Asia: Conflict and Cooperation (London & New York: Routledge 2018)
  • Identity, Policy and Prosperity: Border nationality of the Korean diaspora and regional development in Northeast China (Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan 2017)

Translated book

  • Politics: A Very Short Introduction (1st edition, Oxford University Press) by Kenneth Minogue, published by Jo-eun-nal publishing Ltd., April 1998, Seoul Korea (English into Korean)

Articles in refereed journals

  • ‘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 (June 2017)
  • ‘Sub- and Trans-national Actors in South Korea’s Island Disputes: the cases of Dokdo and Ieodo’ (co-authored/50%), Asian Affairs: An American Review (Taylor and Francis) V44 No.1 pp.9-29 (March 2017)
  • ‘Out of the comfort zone, towards greener public development aid’, Global Environmental Politics (MIT Press) Vol.16 No.4 pp.1-11 (November 2016)

Major policy commentaries

  • ‘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, June 2018


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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

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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).


Bahtiyar Kurambayev (1)

Bahtiyar Kurambayev, Ph.D. Mass Communications

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

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Research and Publications:

Kurambayev, B. (2017). Social Media Users Collectively Speak Up. Evidence from Central Asian Kyrgyz Republic. In S. Gordon. (Ed.), Online Communities as Agents of Change and Social Movements (pp. 44-66). Hershey, PA: IGI-Global.

Kurambayev, B. (2017). Bribery and Extortion in Kyrgyz Journalism or Simply Profitable Profession? Asia Pacific Media Educator, 27(1), 170-185.


Gautam Bhattacharya (3)

Gautham Bhattacharya, Ph. D.

Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

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Research and Publications:

Bhattacharya, G., &  Koyuncu, C.(2007). Predicting Corrupt Practices in the Public Sector for 23 OECD Countries. Applied Economics  and International Development.

Bhattacharya, G., & Simons, G. (2013). Predatory Government and the Informal Sector. International Journal of Education and Research.


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Aigerim Kalybay, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

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Research and Publications:

Kalybay, A. (2017). One-dimensional differential Hardy inequality.  Journal of Inequalities and Applications, 21; (Published: January 2017).

Kalybay, A., Karatayeva, D.,  Oinarov, R., & Temirkhanova, F. (2017). Oscillation of a second order half-linear difference equation and the discrete Hardy inequality.  Electronic Journal of Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations, No. 43, 1-16; (Published: May 2017).


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Dina Sharipova, Ph. D. in Political Science

Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations and Regional Studies/College of Social Sciences (On leave for AY 2018-19)

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Research and Publications:

Book: “State-Building in Kazakhstan: Continuity and Transformation of Informal Institutions“, Rowan and Littlefield Publishers, Lexington Books, 2018”

Sharipova, D. (2015). State retrenchment and informal institutions in Kazakhstan: people’s perceptions of informal reciprocity in the healthcare sector. Central Asian Survey, 34(3), pp.310-329. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Cf2xA2Sczgt54MaVIbAY/full.

Sharipova, D.,  Burkhanov, A. & Alpeissova, A. (2017). The Determinants of Civic and Ethnic Nationalisms in Kazakhstan: Evidence from the Grass-Roots Level. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Volume 23, Issue 2, 2017, 203–226.


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Dilyara Nartova

Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences, Adjunct Senior Lecturer

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Research and Publications:

Nartova, D., &  Dr Br Fezzani  (2014). An empirical analysis of the determinants competitive advantage. Population Dynamics: Analysis, Modeling. ISSN: 2335-2566, Forecast 3(3): 71-89.

Nartova, D., &  Dr Br Fezzani (2011). Oil Prices Fluctuation Impact on Iraq’s Economy.  European Journal of Social Sciences:  ISSN 1450-2267 Vol.26 No.4. 626-633, © Euro Journals Publishing, Inc. 2011


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Kanat Kudaibergenov, Doctor of Science

Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

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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

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Research and Publications:

White, K.D.  (2014). Nature and Economy in the Aral Sea Basin.  In The Aral Sea: The Devastation and Partial Rehabilitation of a Great Lake Micklin, Philip; Aladin, N.V.; Plotnikov, Igor (Eds.) Springer Earth System Sciences series, Chapter 12 pp. 301-335.  (Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag).

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.


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Aliya Nurtaeva, Ph. D. in Chemistry

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

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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 Public Administration and Municipal Government/College of Social Sciences

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Dr. Nurseit Niyazbekov holds Ph. D. in Politics and MSc in Sociology from the University of Oxford. He is teaching and researching as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration at KIMEP University in Kazakhstan. He often consults international think tanks and media on issues related to political risks, democratization, social welfare and protests in Kazakhstan. His research interests revolve around post-communist transitions, social movements, social capital and protest mobilization.


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Nadeem Naqvi, Ph. D.

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

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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.


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Gerald Pech, Doctorate of Economics

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

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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

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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

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

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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.


Saltanat Kazhimuratova (5)

Saltanat Kazhimuratova, M.A. in International Journalism

Senior Lecturer, Department of Media and Communication/College of Social Sciences

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A professional journalist, experienced university professor, worked as an editor in the newspapers and magazines, taught Journalism courses at universities. Was a visiting scholar in the J-School at Michigan State University, USA and Lund University in Sweden. Is a member of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Was awarded an “Y. Altynsarin” medal by the Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan for the remarkable contribution to teaching and upbringing the young generation. “The Best Faculty of the AY 2016-2017”.


Frederick Emrich (1)

Frederick Emrich, MA in Media Arts

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

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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

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Research and Publications:

Kudebayeva, A., & Barrientos, A., (2017). A Decade of Poverty Reduction in Kazakhstan 2001-2009: growth and/or redistribution? Journal of International Development. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jid.3278/full

Kudebayeva, A., &  Janbaouva A., (2017) Multidimensional Poverty: An Application to Kazakhstan. Central Asia Business Journal, Vol.8, No.1 Summer 2007.


nickolay povetkin (2)

Nickolay Povetkin, MA in Economics

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

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Nickolay Povetkin earned a Diploma in English language teaching from Ablay-Khan Kazakhstan State University in 2000 and an MA in Economics from KIMEP University in 2002. He joined KIMEP in 2002.


Altay Mussurov (8)

Altay Mussurov, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

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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

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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

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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.


Aliya Tankibayeva(6)

Aliya Tankibayeva, Ph. D.

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

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Aliya Tankibayeva holds a master degree of Public Administration with specializations in Public Management and Public Finance. She defended her PhD dissertation on  women executive leadership capabilities at the University of Northampton, UK. Aliya also has management experience in international corporations in Kazakhstan and in Japan. Aliya’s current research interests include innovative organizational models, technology for sustainable development, individual and societal well-being, new literacies and digital epistemologies.


Kabdiyeva Aliya (2)

Aliya Kabdiyeva, MPhil

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

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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 Bakenova

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

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

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Education:
• 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, DBA

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

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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.


Dennis Soltys (7)

Dennis Soltys, Ph. D. in Political Science

Professor and Chair, Department of Public Administration/College of Social Sciences

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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).


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

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Associate Professor

Education:
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:

Articles

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.

Textbooks

  • 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

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Assistant Professor/Associate Dean/College of Social Sciences

Education:
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


Didar Kassymova (1)

Didar Kassymova, Candidate of Science

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

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Research and Publications:

Kundakpayeva, Zh. & Kassymova, D., (2016). Remembering and Forgetting: The State Policy of Memorializing Stalin’s Repression in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan.  Nationalities Papers. The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity. Volume 44, Issue 4,  611-627.

Kassymova, D. (2012).   Kazakhstani Koreans: ethnic identity and adaptation strategy in transforming Kazakhstan. Journal of Central Asian Studies, 2012.


Zharmukhamed Zardykhan (7)

Zharmukhamed Zardykhan

Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Phone: 270-42-84 ext. 3196
Office: 115/ Valikhanov Building
E-Mail: zhar@kimep.kz

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Assistant Professor

Education:

Ph.D. in Middle Eastern History, Bilkent University, Turkey, 2007
Visiting Doctoral Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung, Germany, 2006
MA in Eastern European History, Central European University, 2001
MA in International Relations, Bilkent University, Turkey, 2000

Courses taught at KIMEP:

History of Civilizations I, Introduction to International Relations, Middle East Politics, Government and Politics in Central Asia, Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy of the Post-Communist World, Politics of Ethnicity and Religion in Central Asia and Caucasus

Research interests:

Central Asian History, Central Asian Politics, Islamic History, Russian and Soviet Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Turkish Studies

Selected publications:

1) Zardykhan, Zharmukhamed.“Değişen Avrasya ve Şanghay İşbirliği Örgütü: Hayaller ve Gerçekler.” In Eraslan, E. (Ed.), 21. Yüzyılda Türk Dünyası Uluslararasi Sempozyumu. Ankara: EkoAvrasya Yayınları (2011)

2) Zardykhan, Zharmukhamed. “Turkey and Central Asia: From Fraternity to Partnership.” In Great Powers and Regional Integration in Central Asia: A Local Perspective, edited by Mario Esteban and Nicholás de Pedro, 79-93. Madrid: Exlibris Ediciones, (2009).

3) Zharmukhamed Zardykhan, “Ottoman Kurds of the First World War Era: Reflections in Russian Sources,” Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 42, Issue 1 (January 2006) pp. 67-85.

4) Zharmukhamed Zardykhan, “Post-Soviet Integration in the Light of Kazakhstani-Russian Relations,” Asia Insights (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS)), No. 2 (June 2004) pp. 17-18, 24.

5) Zharmukhamed Zardykhan, “Russians in Kazakhstan and Demographic Changes: Imperial Legacy and the Kazakh Way of Nation-Building,” Asian Ethnicity, Vol. 5, Issue 1 (February 2004) pp. 61-79.

6) Zharmukhamed Zardykhan, “Kazakhstan and Central Asia: Regional Perspectives,”Central Asian Survey, Vol. 21, Issue 2 (June 2002) pp. 167-183.

Work in progress

Books in progress:

History and Heritage of Medieval Khanates of Central Asia [co-author]

Papers in progress:

  • Ethnicity and Politics: the Ethnic Kazakh Repatriation and the Formation of Kazakhstani Identity
  • Fighting in the Way of God: The Holy War in Ottoman and Russian Propaganda during the First World War
  • The Ottoman Minorities and the Great War Propaganda: Kurds and Armenians

Ongoing joint research projects:

  • Community, Place and Pastoralism: Nature and Society in Post Soviet Central Asia (Universities of Leicester and Cambridge, MongolianAcademy of Agricultural Science)The Kazakh Diaspora and repatriations (University of Zurich)
  • Turkic khanates of Central Asia (The Chokan Valikhanov Institute of History and Ethnology, Kazakh Academy of Science)

Contact information:

Phone: 270 43 25, ext 3017
Office: 115 Valikhanov bld
E-Mail: zhar@kimep.kz


Nargis Kassenova (3)

Nargis Kassenova

Ph.D., Associate Professor (On leave for AY 2018-19)
Phone: 270-42-84 ext. 3078
Office: 116
E-Mail: nargis@kimep.kz

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Associate Professor / Director of Central Asian Studies Center

Education:

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:

Articles

  • 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

Books

  • 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


Scott Spehr (7)

Scott Spehr, Ph. D. in Political Science

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

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Research and Publications:

Spehr, S., & Dixon J. (2014). Protest Suicide: A Systematic Model with Heuristic Archetypes. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, Volume 44, Issue 3.

Spehr, S., Adibayeva, A., & Saari Tamyr, D. (2014). Problems and Perspectives of the Party Systems of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan at Present. Fall issue, 2014.


Jiri Melich (2)

Jiri Melich, Ph.D. in Political Science

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

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Research and Publications:

Melich, J, &  A. Adibayeva. (2014). Nation-building and Cultural Policy in Kazakhstan. European Scientific Journal, ISSN: 1857 – 7431, special edition, vol. 2, 2014, 265-279.

Melich, J. (2011). The Politics of Multiculturalism or Pragmatic Integration Policy? The Cases of Canada and Europe. VDM Publishers, Saarbrücken, Germany.