Chief Economist, Astana International Financial Centre
Baur Bektemirov provides direction to the center’s overall development strategy and economic research agenda, advises the Governor on economic issues, and oversees the promotion of financial technologies in the region.
Having previously held managing positions at the Research Department of the National Bank of Kazakhstan and the government’s Economic Research Institute, Baur is interested in macroeconomic analysis, economic modeling, public policy analysis, and international development. He was involved in setting up the transition to a new monetary policy regime at the National Bank of Kazakhstan and participated in designing long-term development strategy for Kazakhstan’s sovereign wealth fund. Bektemirov’s academic interests include political economy of privatization and contract theory.
Mr. Bektemirov holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Harvard College and a Master’s of Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.