Department of Economics

The Department of Economics is one of the best in Kazakhstan and the region. Our faculty have degrees from leading American and European universities, with some previously being employed by or currently holding joint appointments at British Columbia, Pennsylvania, Southampton, Bocconi, Queen Mary, and Université Catholique de Louvain. Our researchers have published in the top journals, including the American Economic ReviewEconometrica, the Review of Economic Studies, the Review of Economics and StatisticsInternational Economic ReviewJournal of International Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, and Games and Economic Behavior.

The department is one of the biggest at SSH, and offers both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, with curricula covering most mainstream fields in economics. We regularly place our students into prestigious Masters and Ph.D. programs, including MIT-Sloan, NYU, UW Madison, Columbia, UW Seattle, Duke, and UCL.  Each year our best students visit our partner, the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Our alumni are employed by the top companies in Kazakhstan and abroad and already start to shape the intellectual and business elite of the nation.

Selected Syllabi
Graduate Courses
ECON 445/545 – Public Finance
ECON 532 – Applied Econometrics
ECON 502 – Macroeconomics I
ECON 501 – Microeconomics I
Undergraduate Courses
ECON 321 – Economic Growth
ECON 329 – International Finance
ECON 326 – Money and Banking
ECON 301 – Econometrics I