Marzhan Aikimbaeva is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Policy and Administration and a Senior Lecturer in Economics at UCA's School of Arts and Sciences. Aikimbaeva has more than seven years of research and teaching experience, having previously worked at UCA's Institute of Public Policy and Administration, the American University of Central Asia, and University Duisburg-Essen in Germany.
In addition, she has over two years of curriculum development and design experience. She has taught graduate-level courses in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Computational Economics, and Modeling. She has developed and run workshops in Data Analysis and Statistics, as well as on survey design for faculty members of universities in the region.
Currently, she is pursuing her doctoral research at the Department of Economics at the University Duisburg-Essen in Germany, focusing on incorporating labour markets and migration in DSGE models with heterogeneous agents, and assessing the effects of migration on the economies of the European Union.
Her research interests include Macro econometrics with a focus on building DSGE, as well as CGE models with heterogeneous agents, search and matching framework, Bayesian Estimation and computational economics with MATLAB and R. She holds a Master of Science from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in Spain, and Bachelor of Science from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey.