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 14:30 (Moscow 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.



May 27: 2020 Global Food Policy Report by Johan Swinnen (IFPRI)

June 3 : COVID-19 and the economy: Challenges and Prospects for Central Asia by Hans Holzhacker (CAREC Institute)

June 10: The Effects of Income Fluctuations on Rural Health and Nutrition by Katrina Kosec (IFPRI)

June 17: Measurement of agricultural policies by Thomas Herzfeld (IAMO)

June 24: (Presentation TBC) by Shenggen Fan (China Agricultural University)

July 1: An elusive quest? 25 years of search for the right farming model in post-Soviet Central Asia by Martin Petrick (Giessen University)

July 8: (Presentation TBC) by Richard Pomfret (University of Adelaide)

July 15: Behavioral insights for agri policy design by Nodir Djanibekov (IAMO)

July 22 : Agriculture’s contribution to Structural Transformation: Lessons for Central Asian countries 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: Agriculture-nutrition linkages at household level: findings from two recent studies in Tajikistan 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)

 For registration follow the link.