Azimzhan Khitakhunov

Azimzhan Khitakhunov

Junior Research fellow

Azimzhan Khitakhunov is a research fellow at the Eurasian Research Institute. He has received his bachelor, master and Ph.D. degrees from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Ph.D. degree was completed in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Italy). Currently, he is a senior lecturer at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Higher School of Economics and Business, Economics Department, where he teaches macroeconomics related disciplines. His research experience includes participation as a research fellow in the government financed f

Staff's Publications


October 25, 2020

How do Countries of the Eurasian Economic Union Respond to External Shocks

Members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) has recently experienced economic slowdown and recession due to external shocks such as pandemic and drop in oil prices. Price wars on the global oil market mainly between Russia and Saudi Arabia and pandemic induced demand shock led to the first negative oil […]
October 24, 2020

How Innovative is the Eurasian Economic Union?

Innovation development is a priority policy in all member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The EAEU members often host different international conferences, business forums and other events devoted to the popularization of innovations and new technologies. Countries implement programs and special policies, supported by experts of international development […]
October 24, 2020

Future of the Global Supply Chains

Globalization significantly affected international trade through the global supply chains. Multinational corporations from advanced economies started to produce goods in different developing countries through offshoring of manufacturing and were interested in global market liberalization. Many studies show that this pattern of trade leads to lower consumer prices, higher investment from […]
October 24, 2020

US-China Trade War: Economic Causes and Consequences

The United States (US) under President Donald Trump revised its foreign economic policy. Since 2018, the United States started its protectionist policy towards its biggest trade partner China. According to the International Trade Center data (ITC, 2020) in 2018, the bilateral trade between these countries equaled $683 billion, of which […]
October 24, 2020

What do We Know about Transition Economies?

Economics of transition period remains one of the frequently discussed issues among the academics of Europe and the United States. They organize conferences, devote special issues in well-known peer-reviewed journals, and form research institutes in order to understand the features of transition and to learn its basic lessons. In the […]
October 24, 2020

Understanding Economic Growth in Central Asia: the Role of Trade

International trade has been and remains one of the most important factors impacting on the basic growth indicators. Many studies show that relations between trade and economic growth are positive and strong. Frankel and Romer (1999) indicate that both within-country and international trade raise income by accumulation of physical and […]
October 24, 2020

Population and Economic Growth: Lessons for Kazakhstan

Links between population and economic growth and development have been and remain one of the most discussed issues in economic theory as changes in population affect basic growth indicators. Usually, this debate starts with T. Malthus’ famous prediction that population growth can lead to famine. Simple exogenous models of economic […]
October 22, 2020

Analysis of Bilateral Trade between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

International trade is one of the important factors, which contribute to economic growth, diversifies economies, reduces poverty and stimulates development. Some countries prioritize export promotion while others implement import substitution policies. A country’s openness is a key indicator, determining its competitiveness. Uzbekistan, the largest country in Central Asia in terms […]
May 25, 2020

Future of Globalization

Globalization remains one of the frequently discussed issues among economists. There are proponents of this process, arguing for free trade, mobility of capital, people, technologies and ideas with a stronger role of international institutions such as the World Trade Organization.   37 Views / Көрулер / Görüntüleme / Просмотры
March 3, 2020

Gains and Losses from International Migration for Sending and Destination Countries

The International Organization for Migration 2020) shows that migration is an important process, which affects global economic, social, political and technological transformations. The number of international migrants globally in 2019 was equal to 272 million, or 3.5% of the world’s population. India is the largest country of origin of international […]