KIMEP University

PhD in Economics

This PhD program in Economics is open to holders of a Master’s degree in economics or related fields with outstanding skills in mathematics and excellent English language skills. Although the minimum entry requirements for the program are a CGPA of 3 and above (over 69%) and a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or its equivalent, admission to the PhD program is highly competitive, and is therefore only granted to candidates deemed most likely to complete and benefit from the program. The final decision is based on a comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s overall qualifications, motivation, determination and commitment to the program.


   Minimum Requirements:
  • Relevant Master's Degree
  • Min. CGPA of 69%
  • Min. IELTS Score of 5.5 (or equivalent)
  • Outstanding skills in Mathematics 
   Application Deadline: 03.08.2022

The department’s areas of expertise include;

  • 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
For full details on how to prepare your documents and a step-by-step guide to submitting your application, you can visit the website of the College of Social Sciences at KIMEP University.

Supervision

It is recommended that PhD applicants check the areas of expertise and the research interests of the potential PhD supervisors and get in touch with them for inquiries about possible collaboration opportunities. Some of the potential supervisors at KIMEP’s Department of Economics include;

Dr. Nadeem Naqvi

Dr. Nadeem Naqvi, PhD

Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

Professor Naqvi is a trade and development economist with an interest in social evaluation and capabilities in human development. He has extensive experience and an outstanding publication record including in journals such as “The American Economic Review”, “The European Economic Review” and “The Journal of Development Economics”. A former consultant with the World Bank in Washington DC, his research interests cover: International Trade, Value Theory, Public Choice, Foundations of Individual Choice, and, Non-binary Preferences.

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Dr. Alma Kudebayeva, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

Dr. Kudebayeva specializes in research on poverty, inequality and labor economics.  She provided consultancy on inequality and poverty assessment to the United Nations and the World Bank. She contributed to the IZA/DFID project Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme and to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute project on gender and employment in Central Asia. Dr. Kudebayeva was a Fulbright scholar at Indiana University and a Research Fellow at DIW (Berlin).  She holds a doctorate in mathematics from al-Farabi Kazakh National University and a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Manchester.

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Dr. Altay Mussurov

Dr. Altay Mussurov, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

Dr. Mussurov obtained his doctorate in Economics from the University of Wales. Before joining KIMEP, he worked as a consultant for the World Bank. He has also been a researcher at Sheffield University. His research is focused on labor economics, development economics, and economics of conflict. His publications include papers in Economic Systems, Comparative Economics and Economics of Transition.


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Dr. Eldar Madumarov

Dr. Eldar Madumarov, Doctorate in Economics

Chair, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

Professor Madumarov has worked on transition economies and on regional integration. Dr. Madumarov received his PhD from the University of Oldenburg (Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Germany). His research interests include economic growth and development, institutional economics, international trade and investment, and countries with economies in transition. Before and after his doctoral studies, in addition to teaching, he also worked on international development projects related to Private Sector Promotion and Sustainable Economic Development.

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Dr. Gerald Pech

Dr. Gerald Pech, PhD in Economics

Associate Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

Dean, College of Social Sciences

Dr. Pech has previously 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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Dr. Leon Taylor

Dr. Leon Taylor, PhD in Economics

Associate Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

Dr. Taylor is a public economist who is also interested in environmental economics. His research interests cover: dynamic organizations and game theory under uncertainty; the history of macroeconomic thought, the history of the theory of money, the movement of prices for sources over time under conditions of uncertainty; government pollution and employment compromise.

 

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For more details on the PhD program in Economics, the admission procedure and other enquiries, visit the website of the College of Social Sciences at KIMEP, or write to us.


All interested applicants are invited to get in touch with Dr. Gerald Pech, the Dean of the College of Social Sciences at KIMEP University, for an informal conversation ahead of submitting their application package;

Dr. Gerald Pech, PhD in Economics

Associate Professor, Department of Economics/College of Social Sciences

Dean, College of Social Sciences

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Personal website: http://www.geraldpech.net/

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