Journal Publications


Egamberdiev, B. (2024). Social capital effects on resilience to food insecurity: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan. Journal of International Development, 36, 435–450.


  • Alisher Aldashev. (2023). Ceremonial expenditures, informal networks and economic consequences: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan. Economics of Transition and Institutional Change, 1–12. DOI:
  • Abdusame Tadjiev, Nodir Djanibekov & Thomas Herzfeld (2023) Does zero tillage save or increase production costs? Evidence from smallholders in Kyrgyzstan, International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 21:1, DOI:
  • Kemel Toktomushev (2023). Civil society, social capital and development in Central Asia, Central Asian Survey. DOI:
  • Damir Esenaliev (2023). Welfare Effects of Smallholder Export Participation: Evidence from Panel Data in Kyrgyzstan, The Journal of Development Studies, 59(9), 1373-1390. DOI:
  • Kamalbek Karymshakov, Burulcha Sulaimanova & M. Bergolo (2023). Employment Vulnerability and Earnings in Kyrgyzstan, The Journal of Development Studies, 59(7), 1076-1091. DOI:
  • Egamberdiev, B., Bobojonov, I., Kuhn, L. et al. (2023). Household resilience capacity and food security: evidence from Kyrgyzstan. Food Security, 15, 967–988. DOI:


  • Chakraborty, T., Pandey, M., 2022. Temporary international migration, shocks and informal finance: analysis using panel data. IZA Journal of Development and Migration 13.
  • Freudenreich, H., Aladysheva, A., & Brück, T. (2022). Weather shocks across seasons and child health: Evidence from a panel study in the Kyrgyz Republic. World Development, 155, 105801.
  • Hennicke, M., & Brück, T. (2022). Ethnic inequality and forced displacement. PLOS ONE, 17(4), e0266448.
  • Liu, Y., Bagaïni, A., Son, G., Kapoor, M., Mata, R. (2022). Life-Course Trajectories of Risk-Taking Propensity: A Coordinated Analysis of Longitudinal Studies, The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, gbac175.


  • Arabsheibani, G. R., Kudebayeva, A., & Mussurov, A. (2021). A note on bride kidnapping and labour supply behaviour of Kyrgyz women. Economic Systems, 45(4), 100885.
  • Azhgaliyeva, D., Mishra, R., Karymshakov, K., Kerimray, A., & Kapsalyamova, Z. (2021). What determines coal consumption for residential heating in Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic? Australasian Journal of Environmental Management .
  • Bazarkulova, D., & Compton, J. (2021). Marriage traditions and investment in education: The case of bride kidnapping. Journal of Comparative Economics, 49(1), 147–163.
  • Estes, K.W. (2021). Whose Ties Still Bind? Ethnic Domination, Informal Social Networks, and Public Goods Provision in Kyrgyzstan, Problems of Post-Communism.
  • Gassmann, F., Martorano, B., & Waidler, J. (2021). How Social Assistance Affects Subjective Wellbeing: Lessons from Kyrgyzstan. The Journal of Development Studies, 1–21.
  • Guirkinger, C., Aldashev, G., Aldashev, A., & Fodor, M. (2022). Economic Persistence Despite Adverse Policies: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan. The Economic Journal, 132(641), 258–272.
  • Kapsalyamova, Z., Mishra, R., Kerimray, A., Karymshakov, K., & Azhgaliyeva, D. (2021). Why energy access is not enough for choosing clean cooking fuels? Evidence from the multinomial logit model. Journal of Environmental Management, 290, 112539.
  • Kosec, K., Akramov, K., Mirkasimov, B., Song, J., & Zhao, H. (2021). Aspirations and women’s empowerment: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan. Economics of Transition and Institutional Change, 00, 1– 34.
  • Kuhn, L., & Bobojonov, I. (2021). The role of risk rationing in rural credit demand and uptake: Lessons from Kyrgyzstan. Agricultural Finance Review,
  • Sulaimanova, B. (2021). Returns to education: Empirical evidence from Kyrgyzstan. JOURNAL OF APPLIED MICROECONOMETRICS, 1(2), 73–84.


  • Kolpashnikova, K., & Kan, M.-Y. (2020). Gender Gap in Housework: Couples’ Data Analysis in Kyrgyzstan. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 51(2), 154–187.


  • Anderson, K.H., Esenaliev, D. (2019): Gender Earnings Inequality and Wage Policy: Teachers, Health Care, and Social Workers in Central Asia. Comparative Economic Studies.
  • Esenaliev, D. and Ferguson, N. T. N. (2019). The Impact of Job Quality on Wellbeing: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan. Social Indicators Research. 144: 337.
  • Muktarbek kyzy, A. (2019). School attendance: demographic differences and the effect of a primary school meal programme in Kyrgyzstan. Educational Research and Evaluation, 25(7–8), 381–411.
  • Paulone, S., & Ivlevs, A. (2019). Emigration and alcohol consumption among migrant household members staying behind: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan. Social Science & Medicine, 221, 40–48.
  • Steiner, S., & Becker, C. M. (2019). How marriages based on bride capture differ: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan. Demographic Research, 41, 579–592.
  • Wang, D., Hagedorn, A., & Chi, G. (2019). Remittances and household spending strategies: evidence from the Life in Kyrgyzstan Study, 2011–2013. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 1–22.


  • Brück, T. and Esenaliev, D. (2018), Post‐socialist transition and intergenerational educational mobility in Kyrgyzstan. Economics of Transition, 26: 61-89.
  • Landmann, A., Seitz, H., & Steiner, S. (2018). Patrilocal Residence and Female Labor Supply: Evidence From Kyrgyzstan. Demography, 55(6), 2181–2203.
  • Tertytchnaya, K., De Vries, C., Solaz, H., & Doyle, D. (2018). When the Money Stops: Fluctuations in Financial Remittances and Incumbent Approval in Central Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. American Political Science Review, 112(04), 758–774.
  • Urbaeva, J., Jackson, T., & Park, D. (2018). Is Informal Financial Aid Good for Health? Evidence from Kyrgyzstan, a Low-Income Post-Socialist Nation in Eurasia. Health & Social Work, 43(4), 226–234.
  • Werner, C., Edling, C., Becker, C., Kim, E., Kleinbach, R., Sartbay, F. E., & Teachout, W. (2018). Bride kidnapping in post-Soviet Eurasia: a roundtable discussion. Central Asian Survey, 37(4), 582–601.
  • Zhunusova, E., & Herrmann, R. (2018). Development Impacts of International Migration on “Sending” Communities: The Case of Rural Kyrgyzstan. The European Journal of Development Research, 30(5), 871–891.


  • Becker, C. M., Mirkasimov, B., & Steiner, S. (2017). Forced Marriage and Birth Outcomes. Demography, 54(4), 1401–1423.
  • Dávalos, J., Karymshakov, K., Sulaimanova, B., & Abdieva, R. (2017). Remittances and labor supply of the left-behind youth: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 26(3), 352–380.



  • Bertram-Hümmer, V., & Baliki, G. (2015). The Role of Visible Wealth for Deprivation. Social Indicators Research, 124(3), 765–783.
  • Brück, T., Justino, P., Verwimp, P., Avdeenko, A., & Tedesco, A. (2015). Measuring Violent Conflict in Micro-level Surveys: Current Practices and Methodological Challenges. The World Bank Research Observer, 31(1).
  • Chakraborty, T., Mirkasimov, B., & Steiner, S. (2015). Transfer behavior in migrant sending communities. Journal of Comparative Economics, 43(3), 690–705.


  • Brück, T., Esenaliev, D., Kroeger, A., Kudebayeva, A., Mirkasimov, B., & Steiner, S. (2014). Household survey data for research on well-being and behavior in Central Asia. Journal of Comparative Economics, 42(3), 819–835.

Discussion Papers








  • Karymshakov, K., Sulaimanova, B., Abdieva, R. & Sultakeev, K. (2016). Remittances and labor supply of the left-behind youth: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan. PEP Working Paper 2016-05. Retrieved from
  • Landmann, A., Seitz, H., & Steiner, S. (2016). Forced Marriage and Birth Outcomes. Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 204. Retrieved from
  • Muktarbek kyzy, A. (2016). Gender Aspects of Households’ Saving Behavior in the Kyrgyz Republic. SSRN Electronic Journal.



Doctoral Theses

Bakhrom Mirkasimov (2022): Three essays in the economics of well-being in Kyrgyzstan. PhD thesis, Humboldt-University in Berlin (Germany).

Nurgul Tilenbaeva (2022): Essays on Trade, Remittances and Child Health. PhD thesis, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (Switzerland). A summary can be found at this link.

Kyle Estes (2019): Post-Soviet ethnic politics and public goods provision. PhD thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). Link:

Jennifer Waidler (2018): Social assistance and remittances and their role in the fight against poverty. PhD thesis, Maastricht University (Netherlands). Link: 10.26481/dis.20181004jw.

Damir Esenaliev (2013): Three Essays in The Economics of Inequality and Well-Being in Kyrgyzstan. PhD thesis, Humboldt-University in Berlin (Germany). The thesis can be downloaded in this link.

Master Theses

Breaks, Rachael; Durif, Clément; Sun, Peiyao; Voelz, Joule (2022): The impact of the 2014-2016 Russian financial crisis on remittances, consumption, and credit: the case of Kyrgyzstan. Barcelona School of Economics.

Azhimamatova, Akmaral (2021): Parental Migration and Human Capital of Children Left Behind in Kyrgyzstan, OSCE Academy, Bishkek.

Doolotova, Adzhar (2021): Maternal Employment and Child Health: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan, Central European University, Vienna.

Rajabova, Sanobar (2021): Remittances and Food Security in Families Left Behind: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan, OSCE Academy, Bishkek.

Homidov, Sakhovat (2019): Impact of Parental Migration on Education of Children Left Behind: Case of Kyrgyz Republic, OSCE Academy, Bishkek.

Tursungazieva, Saltanat (2019): Impact of Early Marriage on Divorce: Case of the Kyrgyz Republic, OSCE Academy, Bishkek.

Akhumbaeva, Aziza (2018): Determinants of Malnutrition Among Children in Kyrgyzstan: Empirical Evidence from LIK-2013, OSCE Academy, Bishkek.

Klycheva, A. (2016). The Gender Wage Gap in Kyrgyzstan: Does the Equal Right Amendment Matter? Central European University, Vienna.

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