The Impact of Kumtor Gold Mine on the Economic and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan
Speaker: Roman Mogilevskii
Date: 11 December 2014, 4.00 pm
Venue: University of Central Asia (UCA), 138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic,2nd Floor Conference Room.
Kumtor gold mine is the largest enterprise, investor and taxpayer of the Kyrgyz Republic. Recently, Kumtor’s current and future contributions to the country’s social and economic development have become a subject of active discussions in the country and beyond. These discussions frequently lack empirical evidence and comprehensive information. This lecture will present the findings of an impartial, evidence-based and rigorous assessment of Kumtor’s impact on current and future economic and social development in the Kyrgyz Republic, designed to inform discussions on the country’s onward development and the development of the mining sector in particular. The research was conducted and will be published by the Institute of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Central Asia.
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Dr Roman Mogilevskii is Head of Research at the Institute of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Central Asia. He has extensive research experience in the areas of trade policy, public finance and macroeconomics in Central Asia and Central Europe. Dr Mogilevskii holds a Candidate of Sciences degree in Physics and Mathematics from the Institute of Mechanics of the Uzbek Academy of Sciences and a degree in Engineering and Economics from the Frunze Polytechnic Institute.
The presentation will be conducted in Russian. English translation will be provided upon prior request.