Virtual Seminars on Applied Economics and Policy Analysis in Central Asia


by Jarilkasin Ilyasov | May 29, 2020

14 Sessions | 16:30-17:30 (Tashkent time) | Every WEDNESDAY from May 27 to August 26, 2020

Jointly Organized by Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)

This is an open online academic seminar series for any scholar / student worldwide interested in the issues of applied economics and policy analysis in Central Asia. The webinars will be run in English via Zoom and include presentations on theoretical and empirical approaches.

All webinars begin at 16:30 (Tashkent time) every Wednesday. Each webinar lasts for up to 60 minutes, starting with the speaker's presentation of 30 minutes, followed by the next 15-30 minutes of questions from the audience. The questions should be submitted to the moderator online via chat, who will address the questions to the presenter.

Participation in the webinars and joining the mailing list can be made via the subscription form below. Subscribers will receive email with an announcement for each webinar to register. Instructions on how to access a webinar will be sent prior to the start of a webinar.

July 8: Uzbekistan and World Trade Organization by Richard Pomfret (University of Adelaide)
July 15: Behavioral insights for agri policy design by Nodir Djanibekov (IAMO)
July 22: (Presentation TBC) by Suresh Babu (IFPRI)
July 29: (Presentation TBC) by Kamiljon Akramov (IFPRI)
August 5: The long shadow of history and the Kazakh famine of 1931-1933: evidence from anthropometric data by Charles Becker (Duke University)
August 12: (Presentation TBC) by Hiroyuki Takeshima (IFPRI)
August 19: Teacher/Health Care Worker Wage Policy by Kathryn Anderson (Vanderbilt University)
August 26: Agricultural insurance markets by Ihtiyor Bobojonov (IAMO)