Kanat Abdulla

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar

Education Background:

Ph.D in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Areas

Human capital, Macroeconomics, Growth and Development, Demographic economics, and Good governance

Contact information

Kanat Abdulla
Postdoctoral Scholar
Graduate School of Public Policy
Room 4.019 Nazarbayev University
53 Kabanbay batyr Avenue
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan 010000
Telephone: +7 7172 70 6532
Email: kanat.abdulla@nu.edu.kz


Kanat Abdulla joined the Graduate School of Public Policy as Postdoctoral Scholar in 2019. He has completed the five-year Ph.D. program in Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018. The research interests of Dr. Abdulla include Human capital, Macroeconomics, Growth and Development, Demographic economics, and Good governance. Before joining Nazarbayev University, he worked in the public sector.



Peer-review journal articles:

1. “Productivity gains from reallocation of talent in Brazil and India.” Journal of Macroeconomics, 2019, 62, 103160, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmacro.2019.103160  
2. “Human capital accumulation: Evidence from immigrants in low-income countries.” Journal of Comparative Economics, 2020, 48 (4), 951-973,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jce.2020.05.009
3.  “Corrosive effects of corruption on human capital and aggregate productivity”, Kyklos, 2021, 74 (4), 445-462, https://doi.org/10.1111/kykl.12279
4.  “Regional convergence and structural change in a resource-rich country”, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 2021, 59, 548-557, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.strueco.2021.10.004
5. “State capacity in responding to Covid-19”, International Journal of Public Administration, 2021, 44:11-12, 920-930, https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2020.1850778
6. “Good governance matters for well-being: the case of Kazakhstan”, Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, 2022, 16 (1), 140-164, https://doi.org/10.1108/TG-02-2021-0030
7. “Education-Job Mismatch: Implications for Individual Earnings and Aggregate Output”, Social Indicators Research, 2022, forthcoming, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-022-02912-x
8. “New evidence on the role of human capital in economic development”, Applied Economics, 2022, forthcoming.
9. “Regional Differences in Human Capital and Occupational Choice: Evidence from Mexico”, European Journal of Development Research, 2022, forthcoming, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41287-021-00497-8
10. “Adoption of fiscal devices and tax compliance. New evidence from Kazakhstan”, Economics Bulletin, 2022, forthcoming.
11. “Resource concentration, institutional quality and the natural resource curse”, Economic systems, 2013, 37 (2), 254-270, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecosys.2012.11.001
12. “Demand for Money in Kazakhstan, Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting, 2010, 118-129.