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Akylai Muktarbek kyzy

Director of Masters in Economics / Assistant Professor

Economics Department

Division of Applied Sciences


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Phone: +996 (312) 915000 ext. 470

Room: 215

Assistant Professor

Master of Arts in Talent Management and Human Potential Development in Organizations unaffiliated faculty

Division of Social Sciences


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Room: 215

  • Economics research methods
  • Comparative research in talent management
  • Strategic aspects of human potential development
  • Labor economics
  • Intro to Stata
  • Thesis seminars

Norwegian University of Life Sciences, School of Business and Economics, Norway
2016 – present time
PhD Candidate.
Area of interest: policy impact evaluation, the economics of development, sustainable development, and green economy

Central European University, Hungary
MA in Economics (diploma with merits)

American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
BA in Economics (summa cum laude)

  • 2016-2020 SIU PhD Fellowship by the Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Higher Education
  • 2012-2015 HESP AFP Returning Scholar Fellowship by Open Society Foundations
  • 2010-2012 CEU fellowship for graduate students
  • 2006-2010 AUCA scholarship for Golden certificate winners
  • Impact evaluation of development projects
  • Quantitative data analysis of household surveys
  • Labor economics
  • Sustainable development
  1. Muktarbek kyzy, A. “School attendance: demographic differences and the effect of a primary school meal programme in Kyrgyzstan”. Educational Research and Evaluatio, 25:7-8, 381-411.
  2. Muktarbek kyzy, A. “Gender aspects of saving behavior of households in Kyrgyz Republic” National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic Working Paper Nr. 1, 2016, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.
  3. Seyitov, T., and Muktarbek kyzy, A. “Activities of licensed exchange bureaus in Bishkek” National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic Working Paper Nr. 1, 2015, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.
  4. Muktarbek kyzy, A., Seyitov, T., and Jenish, N. “Remittances and Expenditure Patterns of Households in the Kyrgyz Republic” National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic Working Paper Nr. 2, 2015, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.


Contributing author:

  • “Green economy learning assessment for the Kyrgyz Republic” Authors: CED AUCA and TSPC AUCA. PAGE-UNITAR Project, 2018.
  • “Gender, Poverty and Environment in Rural Kyrgyzstan: Issues of Natural Resources Management, Biodiversity and Environmental Degradation” Lead authors: Elena Kim, Nurgul Ukueva. Contributing authors: Rahat Sabyrbekov, Akylai Muktarbek kyzy, Asel Myrzabekova. UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environmental Initiative in Kyrgyzstan, 2016.
  • Research assistant: Nurbek Jenish “Export-driven SME Development in Kyrgyzstan: the Garment Manufacturing Sector” University of Central Asia. Graduate School of Development Working Paper No.26, 2014.

American University of Central Asia
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Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

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