SYNOPSIS On November 23, 2021, Dr. Phua Kai Hong, the NU GSPP Visiting Professor talked about “Social and Economic Implications of the Covid-19 Pandemic” based on his research papers: Phua KH and Nodzenki M, “Global Health: Infectious Disease Pandemics from the Asian Perspective” Paper presented at the Trilateral Commission, Seoul 2015, Published as chapter in […]


SYNOPSIS The book ‘Global Norms Compliance: A study of the Implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’ examines the implementation of, the spread of, and compliance with emerging global norms. Based on empirical country studies on the implementation of transparency norms defined by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) – a multi-stakeholder process seeking to […]


SYNOPSIS The growth model scholarship tends to ignore the role of bureaucracy in the politics of growth models and regimes. This paper presents a mechanism of how and why the fragilities of the credit-led growth can threaten political survival of an authoritarian regime by causing decay in bureaucratic autonomy. Focusing on the Turkish case in […]


ABOUT THE SPEAKER Omer F. Baris is an Assistant Professor of Economics of the NU Graduate School of Public Policy. Dr. Baris received his doctorate in economics from Georgia State University in August 2012. His fields of research include Micro Economic Theory, Game Theory and Bargaining, Public Economics, Behavioral Economics, Behavioral Public Policy, Social Choice […]


On October 26, 2021, Dr. Colin Knox, the NU GSPPProfessor & Vice Dean for Academic Affairs talked about “Public Sector Reforms in Kazakhstan: a pathway to the top 30 developed countries” SYNOPSIS Kazakhstan has ambitious plans to become one of the top 30 developed countries in the world by 2050. Its most recent route map to achieve this is the […]