Serik Orazgaliyev


Serik Orazgaliyev

Position: Assistant Professor

Education Background: PhD in Development Studies, University of Cambridge,  LLM (Master of Laws in Public Law and Global Governance), King’s College London

Research Areas

Governments and multinational enterprises (MNEs), institutions and development policies, international political economy, Central Asian Studies, petroleum resource management

Contact information

Telephone: +7 7172 70 91 60

Dr Serik Orazgaliyev is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy (Nazarbayev University). His research appeared in reputable international journals such as Thunderbird International Business Review, International Journal of the Commons and Journal of Eurasian Studies. Dr.Orazgaliyev’s previous appointments include visiting faculty position at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and visiting research affiliate at Cambridge Central Asia Forum. Before joining academia Dr Orazgaliyev also worked as a practitioner in the Parliament of Kazakhstan. He is the recipient of Bolashak International Scholarship and Asian Universities Alliance (AUA) Scholars Award. At GSPP S.Orazgaliyev is teaching the following courses: Institutions and Development Policies (MPA617), Law and Development (MPA623), and Good Governance and Corruption (co-teaching).

Selected Publications

Journal articles:

  1. Orazgaliyev, S. (2020). The role of home governments in entry bargaining of multinationals: China’s investment in Central Asia’s natural resource sector. Thunderbird International Business Review, 62(3), 249-262. 
  2. Orazgaliyev, S., & Araral, E. (2019). Conflict and Cooperation in Global Commons: Theory and Evidence from the Caspian Sea. International Journal of the Commons, 13(2), 962–976, DOI:
  3. Orazgaliyev, S. (2019). The Overland Silk Road: China’s Energy Cooperation with Central Asia in the Context of Industry Competition. China: An International Journal, 17(4), 62-75.
  4. Orazgaliyev, S. (2018). State intervention in Kazakhstan’s energy sector: Nationalisation or participation? Journal of Eurasian Studies, 9(2), 143–151. DOI:
  5. Orazgaliyev, S. (2018). Reconstructing MNE-host country bargaining model in the international oil industry. Transnational Corporations Review, 10:1,
  6. Orazgaliyev S. (2017) ‘Competition for pipeline export routes in the Caspian region: The new great game or the new Silk Road?’ Cambridge Journal of Eurasian Studies 2:1.

Book chapters and other publications:

  1. Araral E., Mukherjee M., Qi F. and Orazgaliyev S. (2019), Water Commons: A Critical Appreciation and Revisionist View, Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons, eds: Blake H., Rosenbloom J., and Cole D., London: Routledge.
  2. Orazgaliyev S.  (2019), From Conflict to Consensus: Energy Geopolitics in the Caspian Region, in The Idea of the Northern Tier: A New Order in the Middle East? Editor: Serkan Yolacan, Middle East Institute, Singapore: NUS Press.
  3. Murzakulova, A., Schmidt-Vogt D., Mendelevitch R., Orazgaliyev S., Darr D., Kasumov U., Hamidov A., and Balla D. (2019) “Water for agriculture and other economic sectors.” In The Aral Sea Basin: Water for Sustainable Development in Central Asia, pp. 86-99. Routledge.
  4. Pelizzo, R., Burkhanov, A., Orazgaliyev, S., Araral, E. (2017). Constitutional reform: what Kazakhstan can learn from international experience? Astana Times, 25 Feb. 2017. 
  5. Orazgaliyev S., ‘Yest’ li u gosudarstva svoya ‘nevidimaya ruka’?,, 27 Dec. 2016, u-gosudarstva- svoya-nevidimaya- ruka-308952/ (in Russian).