About the Book
As the title Global Companion to Central Asian Economy indicates that this edition is a companion for those who have a keen interest in the economy of Central Asian countries like Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkemenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Russia. This edition provides critical examination tradition, transition and transformation of the economic development of each of these countries. The Central Asian Economy (CAE), just after the breakup of Soviet Union, witnessed a period of prolonged slow and negative growth. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance has left the economy of these countries in a state of shock. But it saw a rebounding growth from 1997-2019, as the GDP grew by 6.1% per year, as a whole compared with negative growth (-8.0) in the previous five years. All the different aspects that takes its’ role in framing and shaping the economy of these regions are clearly highlighted.
About the Book
Dr. Supriya Iyer is a Faculty of Economics and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research interests are in development economics and applied microeconomics, focusing particularly on the microeconomics of development, economics of religion, economic demography and education. Her research includes papers published on India, Kenya, Brazil, and Bangladesh. She has worked with Indian academics both in India and abroad; her work on India includes papers on education differences by religion and caste, affirmative action policies, missing women, and demographic differences by religion in India; has in recent years been conducting a large economic survey of religious organisations in India examining how they innovate with respect to the provision of religious and non-religious services by providing health, education and other services; working currently on a project on madrasa education in India.