Trends and Patterns in Foreign Trade of Central Asian Countries by Roman Mogilevskii

Date: 05 July 2012
Location: UCA Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Other languages: Русский язык |

Title: Trends and Patterns in Foreign Trade of Central Asian Countries
Date: July 5, 2012. 4 pm
Speaker: Roman Mogilevskii, Senior Research Fellow and Project Coordinator, Institute for Public Policy and Administration, UCA
Venue: University of Central Asia, 138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. Conference Room.

Abstract
Central Asia possesses many valuable resources and faces many challenges to its development. The region is landlocked and remote from most global economic centres, it has a relatively small population and market size, underdeveloped infrastructure, and in some areas suffers from political instability and insecurity; all of which create risks for human development. The relationship between the multiple forces driving development and risks is dynamic.

Understanding these dynamics requires consistent monitoring and careful evidence-based analysis of key development factors in the region.  One of the most important factors of economic development is foreign trade, and Central Asia has economies heavily dependent on trade. Existing literature provides a comprehensive analysis of the economic situation in Central Asia and background information on trade performance in Central Asia.  However, trends in Central Asian economies’ trade performance in general, and in intra-regional trade in particular, during the dynamic period after 2005 are insufficiently covered in the literature.

Based on research for the first policy paper of UCA’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration’s Regional Regional Cooperation and Confidence Building project, this presentation discusses recent trends and patterns in the total and intra-regional trade of Central Asian countries, covers both formal and informal trade flows, and assesses their importance and policy implications.

Biography
Dr. Roman Mogilevskii coordinates activities of the UCA’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration. He has extensive experience researching trade policy, public finance, and macroeconomics in Central Asia and Eastern Europe; has participated in the implementation of research, advisory and training programs across the CIS; and has published numerous papers on the issues of regional cooperation and economic policy.

Language
The presentation will be conducted in English. Russian translation provided upon prior request.

Registration
Please RSVP to vladilena.vladimirova@ucentralasia.org with your name and affiliation. Please indicate if you require Russian translation.