Our Researchers

Azat Aituar, Associate Professor

PhD of Business and Economics, University of Reading, UK

International trade, non-tariff barriers, diversification


Assel Bitabarova, Teaching Professor

Ph.D. Candidate in International Relations, Hokkaido University, Japan

International politics, nation-building processes in Central Asia, foreign policy of the Central Asian states, China’s foreign policy

Email: a_bitabarova@kazguu.kz

Daliya Kaskirbayeva, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Leeds, UK

Сost-effectiveness analysis, Survival analysis, Hospital efficiency, Inequality in health, Health financing


Saule Kemelbayeva, Associate Professor

PhD in Economics, Newcastle University, UK

Applied Microeconometrics, Causal Inference, Economics of Education, Labour Economics


Bakhytzhan Kurmanov, Assistant Professor

PhD in Public Policy, Nazarbayev University

Open Government, E-Government & Digital Governance, Regime Consolidation in Authoritarian States, Citizen Activism and Civil Society Development, Public Sector Reforms and Economic Policy in Transition countries, Authoritarian Politics, Political economy of the post-soviet countries


Dmitry Melnikov, Teaching Professor

Ph.D. Candidate, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Philisophy of religion, philosophy of literature and art, critical thinking, post-colonial studies, Art and literature of the Central Asia, Memory research

Email: d_melnikov@kazguu.kz

Elmira Mynbayeva, Assistant Professor

PhD in Finance, University of Aberdeen, UK

Portfolio optimisation (current) and asset pricing


Ikboljon Qoraboyev, Associate Professor

Universite Toulouse 1 Capitole, Doctorate in Law, Public international law

Comparative regionalism, international law, and international organizations and with a particular focus on Central Asia, post-Soviet space, and Turkey


Arman Rakhimov, Assistant Professor

PhD in Psychology, Warwick University, UK

Personality studies, well-being and sleep quality

Email: a_rakhimov@kazguu.kz

Baurzhan Rakhmetov, Assistant Professor

PhD in Political Science and International Relations, Cardiff University, UK

The interplay between economics and IR (including war, trade, the role of states and NGOs, etc); political economy; digital politics


Daulet Taimagambet, Teaching Professor

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, Australian National University, Australia

International trade, Regional economics

Email: D_taimagambet@kazguu.kz

Artur Utebayev, Assistant Professor

PhD in International Relations and Politics, Istanbul University, Turkey

Post-Soviet and Central Asian Politics, Multi-vectoral foreign policy of Kazakhstan, Territorial disputes, Energy politics

Email: a_utebayev@kazguu.kz