Dr. YELENA  KALYUZHNOVA

 

WORK: The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies

University of Reading

PO Box 218, RG6 6AA

Reading, Berks, United Kingdom

Tel.   (44) -118-9316637

Fax. (44) -118-9316274

e-mail: Y.Kaluyzhnova@reading.ac.uk

HOME: 2 Culver Mews,

Reading RG6 1FD

Berks, United Kingdom

Mob: 07990850948

 

PERSONAL BACKGROUND                     LANGUAGES

Citizenship:  UK                                                           Russian (mother tongue)

Place of birth: Almaty, Kazakstan                                  English

                                                                                    Kazak

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND                    COUNTRIES OF

EXPERIENCE                                                           EXPERIENCE

Economics of Transition                                                CIS

Energy Economics                                                        Kazakhstan

Privatisation                                                                  Azerbaijan

Industrial  Policy                                                           Turkmenistan

Uzbekistan

                                                                                    Eastern and Central Europe

 

 

Professional Summary

 

After working as an Economic Adviser to the President of Kazakhstan, Yelena founded and is Director of the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies at the University of Reading. She has a wide knowledge of the world economies. Yelena is the author of the first book in English regarding Kazakhstani economy and a number of research papers on economic issues. She is an editor of 4 inter-disciplinary books. Yelena is an economic adviser on Caspian issues to the Rt. Hon. Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Q.C., House of Lords and an economic adviser to All-Party Parliamentary Group on Kazakhstan, House of Commons, UK Parliament.

           

EMPLOYMENT

 

Apr1999 - present

Director, Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, Senior Lecturer, The School of Business, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Oct1996 - Apr1999

Co-ordinator, The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, Graduate School of European and International Studies, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Jan 1996-Oct 1996     

Research Fellow, Centre for Post-Soviet Studies, Graduate School of European and International Studies, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Jan 1996-Jun 1996

Visiting Lecturer in Political Economy of Transition, University of Westminster, London, UK.

Jan 1996-March 1996 

Visiting Lecturer in International Economics, European School of Management, Oxford, UK.

Jan 1995-Jan 1996      

Research Fellow, The University of Reading, Department of Economics. Research on transitional economics in Kazakhstan and comparative study.

Jun 1994-Jul 1995

Economic adviser to the President in Council of Advisers to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Research on issues related to industrial and trade policy in Kazakhstan.

Sep 1993-Dec 1994

Senior Lecturer in Economics, Kazakh Technical University, Department of Economics and Management, Almaty Kazakhstan.

Dec 1993-May 1994

Senior Researcher, Institute of Economy and Market Relations, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Research on the models of market economy of developed  countries' and 'Foreign experience of  indicative planning'.

Jun 1993-Aug 1993

Intern, The Group of Economic Advisers to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Apr 1990-Jun 1992

Researcher, Institute of Economics, Kazakh National Academy of Sciences, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Research on 'The methods of estimation and indicators of efficiency of the regional economy'.

 

CONSULTANCY

 

·        Director for the 2006-2008 FCO Chevening Fellowship Programme “The Economics of Energy”. (New Scheme launched by the FCO in order to bring future leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers to the UK at a formative stage in their careers).

·        Consultancy (Economic adviser on Caspian Issues) to Rt. Hon. Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Q.C., (co-chairman of Kazakh-British Society and Chairman of British-Azerbaijani Society)

·        Consultancy for Burren Energy (the Energy company) in Turkmenistan. November 2004.

·        Extensive comments throughout the preparation of 2004 edition Transition Report, EBRD. July-September, 2004.

·        Mini Short Course “Incentive Schemes for Managers” for the Serbian business club “Privrednik”, Belgrade, June 8, 2002.

·        The commencing Kazakhstan Briefing Service which is offered jointly by the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies and the Centre for Global Energy Studies. Kazakhstan Briefing Service offers a unique insight into business, economic and legal developments in Kazakhstan as they happen. March, 2002.

·        Executive Training Programme for 24 Kazakhstani University Chancellors, November, 2001.

·        Foreign Investment Advisory Service consultant and country expert, World Bank -FIAS project “Kazakhstan: Cumulative Cost Delay Study” (2001)

·        Consultation “The Business Environment in Kazakhstan” to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Central Asia and South Caucasus Section, Eastern Department, UK, 2001.

·        Head of the GDN Country Study – Kazakhstan, World Bank (2001)

·        Co-ordinator for the project with Plekhanov Academy of Economics, Moscow, Russia -World Bank (2000-2001)

·        Regular Contributor to Oxford Analytica Daily Brief (1999-2000) topics included Kazakhstan, CIS and Central Asia Economies

·        UK co-ordinator for REAP project-Ukraine - The British Council, UK (1999-2001)

·        Consultant for Maxwell and Stamp, “Training Kazakh Governmental Officials”.

·        Consultant for Know How Fund Department for International Development (1999) “KHF Russia: Russia Trade with the EU”

·        Consultant to Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd (1998) “Sakhalin 2 Project”

·        Consultant to the diplomatic corps in London (including Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bosnia)

 

EDUCATION

 

Sep 1994        

PhD in Economics. Kazakh Academy of Management, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Dissertation on 'The Creation of Structural Policy in the Transitional Period to the Market in the Republic of Kazakhstan'.

Jun 1992- Jun 1994                             

MA Degree in Economics. Kazakh Institute of Management and Scientific Research, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan.

Sep 1984-Jun 1989

 MSc Degree in Mathematics. Kazakh State University        Department of Mathematics, Almaty, Republic of                 Kazakhstan.

 

TEACHING

 

CURRENT

Director of Studies of the MSc and MA Programmes:

·        Banking in Transition Economies

·        Business and Management in Emerging Markets

·        Economic Development in Emerging Markets

·        Euro-Asian Diplomacy (also course convenor and lecturer)

·        Euro-Asian Studies

 

Convenor and lecturer of the courses:

·        Economic Integration in Europe

 

PREVIOUS

Director of Studies of the MA Programme:

·        Economics and Management

 

Convenor and lecturer of the courses:

·        Principles of Macroeconomics

·        Microeconomics

 

Lecturer of the courses:

·        International Economics

·        Political Economy of Transition

 

SUMMER UNIVERSITIES

·        Globalisation and the search for identity by the CIS. Almaty, Kazakhstan, Summer 2002.

·        Competition Policy. Budapest, Hungary, Summer 2002

·        Competition Policy. Budapest, Hungary, Summer 2001

·        Political Economy of Eastern European Enlargement. Budapest, Hungary, Summer 2000

·        Transition Economies: Theory and Practice. Specifics of Market Transformations in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Comparative Perspectives. Almaty, Kazakhstan, Summer 2000. 

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

BOOKS:

Economics of the Caspian Oil and Gas Wealth: Companies. Governments. Policies. Palgrave Press. 2008)

 

The Kazakstani Economy: Independence and Transition. Macmillan Publishing. London. 1998. 168 pp.

 

EDITED BOOKS:

Privatisation: Lessons from the first decade of the transition economies. Ed by Yelena Kalyuzhnova and Wladimir Andreff. Palgrave. 2003. 258 pp.

 

Energy in the Caspian Region: Present and Future. Ed by Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Amy Myers Jaffe, Dov Lynch and Robin Sickles. Palgrave. 2002. 266 pp.

 

            Transitional Economies: Banking, Finance, Institutions. Ed with Michael

            Taylor. Palgrave. 2001. 256 pp.

 

            The Euro-Asian World: A Period of Transition. Ed with Dov Lynch

             Macmillan Publishing. 2000. 219 pp.

 

PAPERS:

With Christian Nygaard “Economic Nationalism and the Role of National Oil Companies in Resource-Rich Countries: an Empirical Examination”. Oxford Economic Papers.

 

Energy Issues and Challenges in Emerging Economies”. Comparative Economic Studies. Accepted. 2008. In Press.

 

With Ali Kutan and Taner YigitCorruption and Economic Development in Energy-Rich Economies”. Comparative Economic Studies. Accepted. 2008. In Press.  

 

“Energy Issues and Challenges in Emerging Economies: An Introduction to the Symposium”, Comparative Economic Studies. Accepted. 2008. In Press.

 

With Uma KambhampatiThe determinants of individual happiness in Kazakhstan”. Economic Systems. Vol. 32, Issue 3, 285-299. 2008.

 

With Christian Nygaard “State governance evolution in resource-rich transition economies: An application to Russia and Kazakhstan”. Energy Policy, 2008, 36 (6).pp 1829-1842. [Refereed Journal].

 “Overcoming the Curse of Hydrocarbon: Goals and Governance in the Oil Funds of Kazakhstan and AzerbaijanComparative Economic Studies. December 2006. Vol. 48, pp. 583-613.

 

With Uma KambhampatiEducation or Employment - Choices Facing Young People in KazakhstanJournal of International Development. (2006) November, pp. 1–21.

 

With Michael Kaser Prudential Management of Hydrocarbon Revenues” Post-Communist Economies. Vol. 18, No. 2, June 2006. [Refereed Journal]

 

            With Maria Vagliasindi Evolution of the capacity utilisation of the Kazakhstani firms. Economic Systems. 30 (2006) pp. 231-248.

 

“The EU and the Caspian Sea Region: an Energy Partnership?” Economic Systems. 29 (2005) pp. 59-76

 

The First Decade of Economic Transition in Central Asia: An Introduction to the Symposium”. Comparative Economic Studies, 2003, 45 (437-441).

           

With Maria Vagliasindi and Mark CassonRecent Developments in the Short-term Employment in Kazakhstani Firms” in Comparative Economic Studies, 2003, 45   (466-492). [Refereed Journal]

 

 “Kazakhstan. 1999-2000. Tributaire. Du Pétrole”. Le Courrier Des Pays De I’Est, N 1010. Novembre-Décembre 2000. pp. 55-67. (in French) [Refereed Journal]

 

With Paul Mosley “ Are Poverty and Social Goals Attainable in the Transition Region?” Development Policy Review. Volume 18, Number 1. pp. 107-120. March 2000. [Refereed Journal]

 

With K. Berentayev, I. Fominykh, etl. “The functioning of the Kazakhstan Enterprises in the Period of Transition: Case Study 1997”. Alpari. Special Issue Oil and Gas. 2000. [Refereed Journal]

 

"Privatisation in Kazakhstan- an Overview". in Kazakhstan Economic Trends. April-June 1999.  Quarterly Issue. European Commission, Brussels.

 

“An Assessment of Industrial policy and Employment Prospects in Central

Asia”. The Central Asia 2010: Prospects of Human Development. UNDP publication. New York. 1999

          “Economic Transition in KazakhstanMondes en Developpement. Tome 26.

          pp. 53-64. 1998.

 

 “Dilemmas of Financial Development in Kazakstan”, with George Tridimas Journal of International Development, Volume 10, N 5. pp681-693.1998.

 

 “Geopolitical Factor of Economic Transformation: Kazakstan-Russian Relations” with Nicholas Tucker Journal of International Development, Vol. 9, No. 4 (June 1997). [Refereed Journal]

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:

 

“EU Energy Dependence and Co-operation with CIS Countries after EU Enlargement” with Maria Vagliasindi, Chapter 11 in Adjusting to EU Enlargement: Recurring Issues in a New Setting. . Edward Elgar (Forthcoming)

 

“Economic Growth in Kazakhstan with J. Pemberton and B. Mukhamediev. Chapter 4 in The Economic Prospects of the CIS. Ed. By Gur Ofer and Richard Pomfret. Edward Elgar. 2004.

 

Privatisation and Structural Reform: Case study Kazakhstan” Chapter 8 in Privatisation: Lessons from the first decade of the transition economies. Ed by Yelena Kalyuzhnova and Wladimir Andreff. Palgrave. 2003.

           

            Kazakhstan.” Chapter in  Encyclopedia of Morden Asia. A Berkshire Reference        Work. Ed., David Levinson and Karen Christensen. Charles Scribner’s Sons,          Thomson GALE. 2002, Vol.3, pp. 336-338.

 

            Kazakhstan –Economic System.” Chapter in  Encyclopedia of Morden Asia. A          Berkshire Reference Work. Ed., David Levinson and Karen Christensen. Charles    Scribner’s Sons, Thomson GALE. 2002, Vol.3, pp. 338-340.

 

 Economies and Energy” Chapter 3 in Energy in the Caspian Region: Present and Future. Ed by Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Amy Myers Jaffe, Dov Lynch and Robin Sickles, Palgrave. 2002.

 

“Reforming Pension System in Transitional Economies: Case study Kazakhstan”. Chapter 6 in Transitional Economies: Banking, Finance, Institutions. Ed. by Yelena Kalyuzhnova and Michael Taylor. Palgrave. 2001.

 

The Economic Transition in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan”. Chapter 9 in The Euro-Asian World: A Period of Transition. Ed by Yelena Kalyuzhnova and Dov Lynch. Macmillan Press. 2000.

 

BOOK REVIEW:

 

Richard Pomfret, Constructing a Market Economy. Edward Elgar. Cheltenham, UK. In Slavic Review, vol.62, no.3 (Fall 2003)[Refereed Journal]

 

EDITORIAL WORK:

 

Member of Editorial Board:

Comparative Economic Studies (2006 – present)

Emerging Markets: Finance & Trade (2006- present)

 

Symposium “EU - Central Asia: economic partnership” March 2005, Economic Systems, Guest Editor

 

            Symposium on Central Asia. Comparative Economic Studies. 2003, 45. Guest Editor.

 

“Policy Arena: Central Banking in Post-Socialist Economies”. Journal of International Development, Volume 10, N 5. pp639-693.1998.

 

DISCUSSION PAPERS

 

            with Leonid Yanovskiy “Analysis of the Economy’s Structure in Post-

            Socialist Countries”, Discussion Paper in Quantitive Economics &

            Computing, No. 44, Series E, Vol.V (1996/1997), University of Reading.

 

            with Leonid Yanovskiy "The Regulation of Monopoly price in the Kazakstani     State Sector", Discussion Paper in Quantitative Economics & Computing, No.       40,              Series E, Vol.IV (1995/96), University of Reading.

 

            "The Slovene and Kazakstani Models of Transition", Discussion Paper in           Economics, No. 330, Series A, Vol. VIII (1995/96), University of Reading.

 

with Leonid Yanovskiy "Large-Scale Enterprises Functioning in The Former Soviet Union", Discussion Paper in Quantitative Economics & Computing, No. 39, Series E, Vol.IV (1995/96), University of Reading.

 

"The Privatization of Property in the Republic of Kazakstan", Discussion            Paper in Economics , No. 319, Series A, Vol. VIII (1995/96), University of Reading.

 

PAPERS FOR THE ECE/UN

 

With Michael Kaser “Prudential Management of the Hydrocarbon Wealth in Resource Rich Economies”. Paper for UN/ECE Seminar Geneva to be published “Economic Survey of Europe”, 2005 Part 1.

 

“EU Interests in the Caspian Sea Region” in Beyond Enlargement: Trade, Business and Investment in a Changing Europe. UN, New York and Geneva, 2003.

 

 “Industrial Policies in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Since Independence”. Paper for UN/ECE Seminar. Geneva. ECE/DEAP/NONE/98/4.

 

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

 

THE CENTRE FOR EURO-ASIAN STUDIES

As Co-ordinator and Director of the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies I organised and raised sponsorship for a series of inter-disciplinary workshops focusing on issues of transition. The workshops series was started in 1996, and originally included “ordinary” events such as weekly workshops and “major” events such as conferences. Eight international conferences were held by CEAS on the following themes, (where papers were presented as well as where a principal organisation was provided):

 

·        Beyond Transition: Emerging Economies in the Global World (2006) (sponsored by Burren Energy and Shell International)

·        Hydrocarbon Wealth and Development in Resource Rich Countries (2005) (sponsored by Burren Energy)

·        Caspian Energy: Present and Future - Renewable Energy (May, 2003) (sponsored by Shell International)

·        Caspian Energy: Present and Future -Sustainable Development and Social Issues (March, 2003) (sponsored by Shell International)

·        Caspian Energy: Present and Future -Local Content (January, 2003) (sponsored by Shell International)

·        The Euro-Asian World- The First decade of Transition (2001) (sponsored by Lloyds TSB, ChevronTexaco, DFID)

·        New Diplomatic Initiatives in Euro-Asia (2000) (sponsored by BG International)

·        Privatisation in Transitional Economies (1999) (sponsored by Chase)

·        Entering the World Financial Markets: East and Central Europe and the CIS Countries (1998)

·        Russia, China, Central Asia: From Geo-Politics to Geo-Economics in Euro-Asia (1998) (sponsored by NM Rothschild and Sons and BG International)

·        Central Banking in Post-Socialist Economies. (1997) (sponsored by the Bank of England)

·        The Post-Soviet World. A Period of Transition. (1996)

 

These conferences attracted wide interest from the academic community, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and businesses operating in the CIS countries. The conferences were attended by 70-100 participants on average and attracted financial and other sponsorship from the following organisations: British Gas, Chase Manhattan Bank, Rothschild and Son Ltd, the British Academy, the British Council, the Soros Foundation, Shell International, etc. The academic output of these conferences has been published or is forthcoming in book form as well as papers in academic journals. CEAS has also been running a series of weekly seminars on developments in the CIS countries.

 

OTHER CONFERENCES

 

·        Kazakhstan Economic Forum. London, June 27-29, 2007.

International event with participation of the Prime Minster of Kazakhstan.

Paper: “Happiness and Well-Being in Kazakhstan.”

  • Annual Conference on Local Content. London, October 26, 2006.

Big international event with the participation of main international oil and gas companies and thin tanks institutions.

Paper: “Defining the Local Content in the Caspian Sea Region”.

  • “ 6th Annual. Oil & Gas and Mineral Resources in Kazakhstan”. Café Royal, London  28-30 June, 2006.

See explanation of 2002 conference.

Paper: “Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative”.

Seminar , Kiel Institute for World Economics, Kiel, Germany, March 19, 2004.
 

Paper: Caspian Energy- Solution for EU Energy Security?”

  •  Research Seminar Political and Economic Challenge of Resource-Based Development in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, Kiel Institute for World Economics, Kiel, Germany, May 5-6, 2006.

Paper: “Overcoming the Curse of Hydrocarbon: Goals and Governance in the Oil Funds of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan

 

  • “ 5th Annual. Oil & Gas in Kazakhstan”. Café Royal, London  29-30 June, 2005.

See explanation of 2002 conference.

Paper: “The EU and The Caspian Sea Region: An Energy Partnership”.

 

  • “ 4th Annual. Oil & Gas in Kazakhstan”. Café Royal, London  29-30 June, 2004.

See explanation of 2002 conference.

Paper: “British Energy Interests in Kazakhstan”.

 

·        Roundtable The Oil and Gas Market Potential & Macroeconomic Policy of Kazakhstan: The Mobilisation  of Second Generation Investment, International Energy Agency and The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 27-28 May 2004.

 This is a high level governmental seminar organised by International Energy Agency for the government in Kazakhstan. Its main objective is to assess the macroeconomic strategy of the country in order to boost the second generation of FDIs .

 

Papers: “Revenue Management: The National Fund”.

“The Economic Policy of Kazakhstan”.

           

·        Seminar on Natural Gas in south East Europe: Investment, Transit, Trade, International Energy Agency and Energy Charter Secretariat, Istanbul, Turkey, 5-6 May 2004.

 This is a high level intergovernmental seminar. Its main objective is to assess the viability of possible routes across Turkey and South East Europe paving the way for direct gas supply from the Caspian and Gulf regions to South East and Western Europe.

 

Paper: “Public Governance and Prospects for Caspian Gas”.

 

·        Workshop on “EU Enlargement: Regulatory Convergence in Non-Acceding Countries”, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe with the support of the Government of Greece, Athens, Greece, 7-8 November 2003.

 This workshop is a part of series of the Wider Europe Workshops. This is an international event usually supported by one of the European government. The topic of the workshop have to be on the contemporary issues which are a current interest to the members of the UN.

 

Paper: “Regional economic integration and regulatory convergence: Creation of the
Single Economic Zone”.

 

  • 3nd Annual. Oil & Gas in Kazakhstan”. Café Royal, London  1-2 July 2003.

See explanation of 2002 conference.

Paper: “Kazakh and Norwegian Oil Funds”.

 

  • Meeting on “Trade, Business and Investment in a Wider Europe”, Economic Commission for Europe, UN, Geneva, April 7, 2003.

The Workshop addressed the issue of wider integration in the region in the context of EU enlargement and the WTO trade negotiations.

Paper: EU Interests in the Caspian Sea Region including FDI and Trade.

  • Seminar for the Board of Directors, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. February 6, 2003.

This is a top-level seminar chairing by the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Paper: Economic issues in Central Asia.

 

  • “Caspian Conference”. Institut Francais Des Relations Internationales, Paris. 18 November 2002. 

This conference brought together experts from the policy, academic and corporate world of the EU.

Paper: Economies and Energy.

 

  • “ 2nd Annual. Oil & Gas in Kazakhstan”. Café Royal, London  4-5 July 2002.

It is a traditional high profile forum of governmental officials, businesses and academics. Major contributions were included Embassy of Kazakhstan - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan - ChevronTexaco - BG Group, Shell - Lukoil - Hurricane Hydrocarbons, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, etc.

Paper: “The Kazakhstani economy and development of the Oil Fund”.

 

  • Caspian Energy: Contrast and Synergy between EU, Russian and US Strategies, International conference by EastWest Institute, Brussels, Belgium, 24 June, 2002

This conference brought together experts from the policy, academic and corporate world.

Paper: “Divergent Interests in the Caspian Sea Region”.

 

  • CEAS- ROSES Second Workshop on Enterprise Reform, Reading, May 13-14, 2002.

Presentations: "Oil and Gas –future for the transition economies? Case study Kazakhstan".

 

  • “The Caspian Energy Retreat: A New Era for Co-operation”, London , 11-12 March 2002.

This retreat is established as the most prestigious forum for a select group of policy makers, investors and thought leaders in the energy sector.

Paper: “The Economics of the Caspian Region and Development of Oil Funds”

 

  • “Institutional and Organisational Dynamics in the post-Socialist Transformation”, International Conference, Amiens, France, 24-25 January 2002.

Paper: “Explaining economic growth in Kazakhstan: planning, emerging market institutions and development”.

 

  • The Royal Society of Asian Affairs Centenary conference. November 2001.

Discussant to the panel “Development in Central Asia”.

 

  • GDN, Third Annual Global Development Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 9-14, 2001.

Presentation: “Explaining Economic Growth in Kazakhstan”.

 

  • CEAS- ROSES First Workshop on Enterprise Reform, Paris, July 2-3, 2001.

Presentations: "Oil and Gas – future for the transition economies? Case study Kazakhstan" and "A model of enterprise behaviour in the transition economies".

 

·        Annual Meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations. Association for Comparative Economic Studies. New Orleans.  USA. 2001.

Discussed a paper “Gender Effects of Transition: The Kyrgyz Republic”(R. Pomfret and Kathryn Andreson).

 

  • The 16th Annual Oxford Analytica International Conference. Oxford, UK. 1999.

Attended  by special invitation as a regular contributor to Oxford Analytica.

 

·        UN/ECE Spring Seminar. Geneva. Switzerland. 1998.

Presented a paper “Industrial Policies in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Since Independence”.

·        International Conference Central Asia 2010. UNDP. Almaty, Kazakhstan. 1998. Presented a paper “An Assessment of Industrial Policy and Employment Prospects in Central Asia”.

·        Annual Conference of the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies. Cambridge, UK. 1998.

Presented a paper “Economic Transition in Central Asia: Case studies: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan”.