Kanat Makhanov

Kanat Makhanov

Senior Research fellow

Kanat Makhanov is a research fellow at the Eurasian Institute of the International H.A Yassawi Kazakh-Turkish University. He holds a BA in Business Economics from the KIMEP University from 2012. In 2014 he earned his Masters degree in Economics from the University of Vigo (Spain), completing his thesis on “Industrial Specialization in autonomous regions of Spain and Kazakhstan”. His main research interests are Spatial Economics, Economic Geography, Regional Economics, Human and Economic Geography.

Staff's Publications


October 25, 2020

Brief Overview of External Migration in Kazakhstan

By the beginning of 2020, the population of Kazakhstan reached 18,632,169, which is 236,602 increase since January 1 of 2019. The natural increase totaled 269,575 whereas the net migration was negative 32,973 people. Hence, the net out-migration in the population in 2019 increased by 13.2% compared to 2018 [Statistics Committee, […]
October 25, 2020

Some Indicators of the Health Care Development in Kazakhstan

The global outbreak of COVID-19 is making dramatic changes to policies in health care of governments around the world. The rapid spread of the new pandemic created huge pressure on the health care system of all countries struggling with the new viral disease highlighting the importance of medicine. Rapid reactions […]
October 24, 2020

Assessment of Oil Market: Price vs Market Factors

The recent events brought dramatic changes to the previous projections on the global oil market. On March 9 of 2020 the futures prices of oil tumbled by an astonishing 25% in one trading session setting a new record biggest daily drop within the last 30 years. The widely traded ICE […]
October 24, 2020

Ukraine in 2019 As Russia’s Regional Economic Failure

According to the results of 2019, the trade volume between Ukraine and Russia amounted to $10,229 million showing a 12.9% decrease from $11,743 million in 2018. At the same time, Ukraine’s foreign trade with China in 2019 has shown a stunning growth of 30.4% compared to 2018 reaching $12,789 million […]
October 5, 2020

Ethnic Diversity Change in Kazakhstan during 2010-2020

Kazakhstan, inhabited by more than 120 ethnic groups, is the most ethnically diverse country among the post-Soviet states. Its polyethnicity is the result of the complicated historical events and the legacy inherited from the USSR. Kazakhstan’s total population has recently reached 18,631,779 people, which is 14.9%, or 2,428,505 people, more […]
July 12, 2020

UN Population Prospects: Case of Central Asia

  According to the UN World Population Prospects report published on June 17, 2019, the world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion people within the next 30 years, from current 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion in 2050. By the end of the 21st century, the world population is likely […]
May 18, 2020

Moldova’s Difficult Choice: European or Eurasian Integration

Moldova is one of the members of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) officially launched on May 7, 2009 and consisting of six post-Soviet states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). The EaP is meant to serve as the framework for discussions between the European Union (EU) and its Eastern European […]
February 25, 2020

Assessment of Pre-Electoral Environment in Moldova

In November 2020, Moldova will hold presidential elections, which already heats the general political situation in the country. However, in many terms the pre-electoral political activity had already intensified in 2019. It is interesting to note that the last year has been characterized by drastic changes in the political landscape […]
November 13, 2019

Future World Energy Outlook and Global Oil Industry

September 2019 was marked by a an important milestone in the global oil industry when oil and gas stocks’ weighting in the S&P 500 fell to the record low in 40 years since 1979. Exxon Mobil, one of the major oil companies, fell out of the top ten stocks of […]
October 20, 2019

Explaining Demographics of Karagandy Agglomeration

According to the latest demographic data published by the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy, by July 1, 2019, the population of Kazakhstan reached 18,507,942 people, which is 0.61% higher than at the beginning of the year. Out of 17 regions of the country, only five experienced […]