Professor Alisher Aldashev, PhD in Economics University of Regensburg (Germany)



About me: Prof Alisher Aldashev is a trained economist specializing in the fields of development and labor economics. He has more than ten years of teaching experience. Alisher Aldashev received his PhD from the University of Regensburg, Germany. He worked at ISE from 2009 to 2018 and re-joined the ISE in 2021. Prior to ISE Dr Aldashev worked at the University of Regensburg, Center of European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and also at Satbayev University.


Expertise:  His research interests include economics of language, values and informal institutions, immigrant workers. He has vast experience in research projects including projects conducted for the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Security (Germany), German Science Foundation, Volkswagen Foundation, Kazakhtelecom JSC, where he was responsible for econometric modeling.  Currently Prof Aldashev is a Co-PI in a Nazarbayev University Grant Project “The effect of tradition, culture and history on the economic outcomes in Central Asia and Russia”.


My research:

Guirkinger, C., Aldashev, G., Aldashev, A. and M. Fodor, 2021, Economic persistence despite adverse policies: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan, The Economic Journal,

Aldashev, A. and B. Batkeyev, 2021 Broadband Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Rural Areas, Information Economics and Policy,

K. Eriksson et al., 2021, Perceptions of the appropriate response to norm violation in 57 societies, Nature Communication 12.

Aldashev, A. and A. Danzer, 2020, Linguistic Fragmentation at the Micro-Level: Economic Returns to Speaking the Right Language(s) in a Multilinguistic Society, Journal of Development Studies 56(12), pp. 2308-2326

Aldashev, A. and Dietz, B., 2014 Economic and spatial determinants of interregional migration in Kazakhstan, Economic Systems 38(3), pp. 379-396

Thomsen, S. L., Walter, T. and Aldashev, A., 2013, Short-term training programs for immigrants in the German welfare system: do effects differ from natives and why? IZA Journal of Migration 2: 24.

Aldashev, A., 2012 Occupational and locational substitution: Measuring the effect of occupational and regional mobility, LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations 26(1), pp. 108-123

Aldashev. A., Gernandt, J. and Thomsen, S. L., 2012, The Immigrant-Native Wage Gap in Germany, Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik 232(5), 490-517.

Aldashev. A., Gernandt, J. and Thomsen, S. L., 2009, Language Usage, Participation, Employment and Earnings: Evidence for Foreigners in West Germany with Multiple Sources of Selection, Labour Economics 16(3), 330-341.

Möller, J., Aldashev, A., 2007, Wage Inequality, Reservation Wages and Labor Market Participation - Testing the Implications of a Search-Theoretical Model with Regional Data, International Regional Science Review, 30, 120-151.

Möller, J., Aldashev, A., 2006, Interregional Differences in Labor Market Participation, Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft (Review of Regional Research), 26 (1), 25-50.



Professor Kairat Mynbayev, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences


About me: My background is in Mathematics, which I later expanded by studies, teaching and research in Economics and Finance. I taught at various universities in Kazakhstan, the USA and Brazil. I joined KBTU and ISE in 2006.


Expertise: Before 2000, I taught Mathematics, and since 2000 I have added to my arsenal a great number of courses in Economics, Finance and Statistics. The level ranges from bachelor courses to PhD and Business courses. My experience helps me teach Statistics and Finance at ISE.


My research: I published many articles and several books, including one at Wiley & Sons, USA. The theory of functions still plays an important role in what I do. My latest project is about Hardy inequality with weights. I also maintain my personal site where I provide teaching materials for the courses I teach.

Professor Stanislav Kharin, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences


About me:

In 1968 Stanislav Nikolayevich Kharin has defended the candidate thesis “Heat phenomena in electrical contacts and associated singular integral equations”, and in 1990 his doctoral thesis “Mathematical models of thermo-physical processes in electrical contacts” in Novosibirsk. In 1994 S.N. Kharin was elected a corresponding member of the National Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences, the Head of the Department of Physics and Mathematics, and a member of the Presidium of the Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences. In 1996 the Government of Kazakhstan appointed S.N. Kharin to be a co-chairman of the Committee for scientific and technological cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He was invited as a visiting professor in Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, where he worked until 2001. For the results obtained in the field of mathematical modeling of thermal and electrical phenomena, he was elected a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of Pakistan. In 2001 S.N. Kharin was invited to the position of a professor at the University of the West of England (Bristol, England), where he worked until 2003. In 2005, he returned to Kazakhstan, to the Kazakh-British Technical University, as a professor of mathematics, where he is currently working.


My research: Professor S.N. Kharin has over 300 publications including 4 monographs and 10 patents. He is recognized and appreciated by researchers as a prominent specialist in the field of mathematical modeling of phenomena in electrical contacts. Using models based on the new original methods for solving free boundary problems he described mathematically the phenomena of arcing, contact welding, contact floating, dynamics of contact blow-open phenomena, electro- chemical mechanism of electron emission, arc-to-glow transition, thermal theory of the bridge erosion. For these achievements he got the International Holm Award, which was presented to him in 2015 in San Diego (USA).


Stanislav Nikolayevich paid much attention to the training of young researchers. Under his
scientific supervision 10 candidate theses and 4 PhD theses were successfully defended.


Now he very successfully continues his research and the evidence of this in the new monograph
“Mathematical models of phenomena in electrical contacts” published last year in Novosibirsk.

Associate Professor Osiris Parcero, PhD in Economics University of Bristol (UK)


About me:

Dr. Parcero is an Associate Professor at the International School of Economics at the Kazakh-British Technical University since 2016. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Bristol (UK). His Ph.D. thesis was awarded the first prize in a European doctoral thesis competition (€6,000), Committee of the Regions, EU (2006). After his graduation, he has been a Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews (Scotland), a Visiting Professor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), and an Assistant Professor at the United Arab Emirates University (UAE). He is also a Research Affiliate at the “Centre for Research into Industry, Enterprise, Finance & the Firm” (Scotland).



Dr. Parcero is an active and collaborative researcher and has both theoretical and empirical papers. He has applied different approaches such as traditional microeconomics, game theory, applied econometrics, and simulations. He has covered a broad spectrum of fields, including tax competition, industrial economics, development economics, international economics, foreign direct investment, and research and innovation. In 2011 Dr. Parcero was awarded a United Arab Emirates National Research Foundation Grant ($185,000).


My research:

1.      Parcero, O. J. (2020). Population, Education and Income Inequality. Journal of Income Distribution. 29(1-2, March-June). Retrieved from

2.      Yousif Al Saiqal, N, Ryan, J. C., and Parcero, O. J. (2019). Entrepreneurial Intention and UAE Youth: Unique Influencers of Entrepreneurial Intentions in an Emerging Country Context. Journal of East-West Business, 25(2), 144-165.

3.      Parcero, O. J. (2017). Optimal National policies towards multinationals when local regions can choose between firm-specific and non-firm-specific policies. Finanzarchiv: Public Finance Analysis, 73(3), 292-316.

4.      Parcero, O. J. and Ryan, J. C. (2017). "Becoming a knowledge economy: the case of Qatar, UAE and 17 benchmark countries." Journal of the knowledge economy, 8(4), 1146-1173.

5.      Parcero, O. J. and Papyrakis, E. 2016. "Income inequality and the oil resource curse". Resource and energy economics, 45, 159-177."

6.      Parcero, O., Osman Abahindy, A. A., Rashid Faizi, A., & Kamalsada, A. (2014). Foreign Ownership and Local Firms' Capital Labor Ratio: Case Of Abu Dhabi. International Business & Economics Research Journal (IBER), 13(2), 377-386.

7.      Cristobal Campoamor, A. and Parcero, O. J. (2013).  Behind the Eastern-Western European convergence path: the role of geography and trade liberalization. Annals of Regional Science, Vol. 51, No. 3, 871-891.

8.      Parcero, O. J. and Villanueva, E. (2012). The Success of New Exporting Countries in a Traditional Agri-business Industry, 1961-2005 Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, 10(1).

9.      Jin, J. Y. and Parcero, O. J. (2010).  Asymmetric Duopoly under Different Market Structures. International Journal of Business and Economics, 9 (1), 45-56.

10.    Parcero, O. J. (2007).  Inter-jurisdiction Subsidy Competition for a New Plant: What is the Central Government Optimal Policy?   Regional Science and Urban Economics, 37 (6), 688-702.


Book Reviews 

  1.  Parcero, O. J. 2019. Transitioning Towards a Knowledge Society: Qatar as a Case Study: JULIA GREMM, JULIA BARTH, KAJA J. FIETKIEWICZ, and WOLFGANG G. STOCK. Journal of Arabian Studies. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 9(2), 293-295.


  1. Parcero, O. J., (2019). JULIA GREMM, JULIA BARTH, KAJA J. FIETKIEWICZ, and WOLFGANG G. STOCK, Transitioning Towards a Knowledge Society: Qatar as a Case Study (Springer International Publishing AG, 2018).  Journal of Arabian Studies (forthcoming)

Assistant Professor Birzhan Batkeyev, PhD in Economics Northeastern University (USA)


About me:

Birzhan Batkeyev joined the International School of Economics, Kazakh-British Technical University, as an Assistant Professor in 2017. He earned his bachelor’s degree in telecommunications engineering and economics from Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, New York, and then his PhD in Economics from Northeastern University, in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2017. He also held short-term visiting positions at Harvard University (2016) and CERGE-EI (2019).


His most recent research primarily focuses on household finance, industrial organization, and development economics, and has been presented at various seminars and major conferences including the American Economic Association Annual Meetings, International Industrial Organization Conference, and Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics.

My research:

  • “Broadband Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Rural Areas,” joint with A. Aldashev, In: Information Economics and Policy, vol. 57, 100936, December, 2021
  • “The Effects of COVID-19-related Driving Restrictions on Air Quality in an Industrial City,” joint with D. Assanov, A. Kerimray, Z. Kapsalyamova, In: Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 21 (9), September, 2021
  • “Perceptions of the appropriate response to norm violation in 57 societies,”
    joint with Eriksson, K., Strimling, P., Gelfand, M. et al., In: Nature Communications, 12 (1), 1-11, March, 2021
  • “Strategic Responses to Competitive Threats: Airlines in Action,” joint with J. Kwoka, In: Review of Industrial Organization, 54 (1), pp. 83-109, February, 2019

Assistant Professor Aidan Islyami, PhD in Economics University of Kiel (Germany)


About me: Dr. Aidan Islyami studied Mathematics and Economics (BSc in Applied Mathematics and MA in Economics).   He received a PhD in Quantitative Economics degree from Kiel University (CAU) in Germany in 2012. He has been working as a full-time faculty member of ISE since 2011 and as a member of ISE Administration since 2018. Aidan supports development of open mindedness and critical thinking in students.


Expertise: Dr. Islyami has managed and participated in the international research projects of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI, Washington, USA), Institute for the World Economy (Kiel, Germany), Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI, Shanghai, China) and University of Queensland (Australia), International Labor Organization (ILO, UK), Center for Strategic Initiatives (CSI, Nur-Sultan). 

He has an extensive experience of successful teaching of many University of London (Introduction to Economics, Statistics 1 and 2, Algebra, Mathematics 1 and 2, Further Linear Algebra) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.


My research:

Islyami, A., Aldashev, A., Thomas, T.S. and Dunston, S., (2020). Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Kazakhstan. Silk Road: A Journal of Eurasian Development, 2(1), pp.66–88. DOI:


Islyami, A. (2020). Internal Migration in Kazakhstan. In Bell, M, et al., eds. Internal Migration in the Countries of Asia (pp. 365-381). Springer, Cham.

Assistant Professor Rustu Duran, PhD in Economics University of Oxford (UK)


About me

 I have been teaching Microeconomics, Abstract Mathematics and Game Theory at KBTU ISE since 2017 -graduated from the University of Oxford.

 My research interests include industrial organization, game theory and behavioral economics.

Senior lecturer Christian Capone, MBA, Kazakh-British Technical University


About me

Christian Capone, MBA, is from Italy. He has a Master of Business Administration in Oil and Gas from the Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty - Kazakhstan, in 2014 and a Ph.D. ABD status. Before, he studied in "La Sapienza," Rome, Italy, in 1990 in the "Aerospace School" as an aerospace engineer. From 1994 to 2014, he was employed in various Italian companies in the ICT area, starting his career as a software developer and then software engineer, project manager, program manager, and Chief Technical Officer.



Christian Capone's career has been focused on improving process efficiency and cost reduction. In 2014 he moved to Almaty, Kazakhstan, and he founded a company,, by which he provides consultancy services in various local and international companies. He teaches multiple management disciplines — organizational behavior, project management, supply chain management, operations management, risk analysis and management, business statistics, machine learning, advanced statistics — in Kazakh-British Technical University (Almaty), International School of Economics (ISE). His research interests are connected to project management discipline, business statistics, and machine learning


My research

  • Capone C., Narbaev T. (2021) Understanding Schedule Progress Using Earned Value and Earned Schedule Techniques at Path-Level. In: Dolgui A., Bernard A., Lemoine D., von Cieminski G., Romero D. (eds) Advances in Production Management Systems. Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable and Resilient Production Systems. APMS 2021. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 634. Springer, Cham.

Senior lecturer Targyn Nauryz, MSc in Mathematics Kazakh National University


About me:

He studied bachelor degree in Mathematics at Suleyman Demirel Univeristy in 2012-2016. In 2016-2018 he studied master degree in Mathematics at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and finished PhD degree in Mathematical and computer modelling at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in 2021. In 2016, he began working at the Kazakh-British Technical University in International School of Economics as teaching assistant. In 2021 February – July, he worked as lecturer in Department of ISE and in August he transferred to senior lecturer in ISE at the Kazakh-British Technical University. In 2018-2020 he also worked as junior researcher at Institute of Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling (IMMM). Nowadays, he is a researcher in scientific project at IMMM.


He is a specialist in mathematical modelling of heat process in electrical contact process. He has h-index in Scopus – 1, h-index in Google Scholar – 3. He is an expert in solution of Stefan type problems for heat problems using Heat polynomials and special functions methods. Nowadays, he is making researcher of solving heat problems by using similarity principle. In ISE mathematical courses applications based on problems in economics and to solve problems in economics there used mathematical modeling and as he is the expert in mathematical modeling his skills is useful for studied economic problems for students.

My research:


1.  S.N.Kharin, M.M.Sarsengeldin, H.Nouri, S.Kassabek, T.Nauryz. Mathematical Model of Electromagnetic Field with Skin-Effect in Closed Electrical Contacts. 2017 (113/4),P. 105-113.

2. S.N. Kharin, M.M. Sarsengeldin, S.A. Kassabek, T.A. Nauryz. The model of melting and welding of closed electrical contacts with softening contact zone. ICEC/HOLM 2018 Conference, Indexed in Scopus, Albuquerque, NM USA, 14-18 October 2018.

3. Merey M. Sarsengeldin, Targyn A. Nauryz, Nazerke T. Bizhigitova, Alibek M. Orinbasar. Solution of an inverse two phase spherical Stefan test problem. Accepted for publication. Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics, Springer book series, volume: Functional Analysis in Interdisciplinary Applications (2017).

4. Alexey Kavokin, Nauryz Targyn, Nazerke Bizhigitova. Exact solution of two phase spherical Stefan problem by heat polynomials and integral error functions. AIP Conf. Proc., vol 1759, 020031 (2016);, (CPCI-Thomson Reuters).

5. M.M.Sarsengeldin, A.S.Erdogan, T.Nauryz, H.Nouri. An approach for solving an inverse spherical two phase Stefan problem arising in modeling of electrical contacts. 2018, J. Math. Meth. Appl. Sci.(Impact Factor - 1.017), Thomson Reuters (Clarivate Analytics) and Scopus.

6. S.N. Kharin, T.A. Nauryz, K. Jabbarkhanov. Solving two-phase spherical Stefan problem using heat polynomials. Kazakh Mathematical Journal, Vol.19, No. 1, ISSN 2413- 6468, pp 59-69, 2019.

7. S.N. Kharin, T.A. Nauryz. The two-phase Stefan problem for generalized heat equations. News of the national academy of sciences of the republic of Kazakhstan, Vol 2, No 330, Indexed in Web of Science, pp 40-49. 2020.

8. S.N. Kharin, T.A. Nauryz. Two-phase spherical Stefan problem with non-linear thermal conductivity. Kazakh Mathematical Journal, Vol.20, No. 1, pp 27-37, 2020.

9. S.N. Kharin, T.A. Nauryz, B. Miedzinskii. Two phase spherical Stefan inverse problem solution with linear combination of radial heat polynomials and integral error functions in electrical contact process. International Journal of Mathematics and Physics, Vol 11, No. 2, pp. 4-13, ISSN 2409-5508.  doi:

10. S.N. Kharin, T.A. Nauryz. Mathematical model of a short arc at the blow-off repulsion of electrical contacts during the transition from metallic phase to gaseous phase. AIP Conference Proceedings, indexed in Scopus, 2021, 2325, 020007. DOI:

11. S.N. Kharin, T.A. Nauryz. One-phase spherical Stefan problem with temperature dependent coefficients|// Eurasian Mathematical Journal, indexed in Scopus, Q3, 2021, 12(1), pp 49-56. DOI:

 12. S.N. Kharin, T.A. Nauryz. Solution of two-phase cylindrical direct Stefan problem by using special functions in electrical contact processes. International Journal of Applied Mathematics, indexed in Scopus, Q3, 2021, 34(2), pp 237-248. DOI:


13. Nauryz T.A.


Scientific Projects:

  1. Scientific project “Heat polynomials and their applications to problems of heat and mass transfer”. 2018-2020. Project manager: Academician of NAS RK, professor S.N. Kharin.
  2. Scientific project “Free Boundary Problems in Mathematical Models of Electrical Contact Phenomena”. 2021-2023. Project manager: Academician of NAS RK, professor S.N. Kharin.

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