Westminster Development Policy Network Virtual Seminars

Westminster Development Policy Network Virtual Seminars

October 7 – November 25, 2020

8 Sessions | 17:00-18:00 (Tashkent time) | Every WEDNESDAY

About Webinar Series

This is an open online academic seminar series for any scholar / student worldwide interested in the issues of development policy. The webinars will be run in English via Zoom and include presentations on theoretical and empirical approaches.

All webinars begin at 17:00 (Tashkent time) every Wednesday. Each webinar lasts for up to 60 minutes, starting with the speaker's presentation of 30 minutes, followed by the next 15-30 minutes of questions from the audience. The questions should be submitted to the moderator online via chat, who will address the questions to the presenter. The webinars will be moderated by Bakhrom Mirkasimov (WIUT) and Kamiljon Akramov (IFPRI).

Participation in the webinars and joining the mailing list can be made via the subscription form below. Subscribers will receive email with an announcement for each webinar to register. Instructions on how to access a webinar will be sent prior to the start of a webinar.


October 7: Risky business: Political stability along the Belt and Road by Karen Jackson (University of Westminster)

10. 150 150 Karen JacksokDr. Karen Jackson is an Associate Professor in Economics and Assistant Head of School - Organisations, Economy and Society, and Senior Regional Coordinator for Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, London. Dr. Jackson has previously held positions at the University of Bradford (Head of Economics, China and East Asia Development Director and Senior Lecturer in Economics), UK Department for International Development (Economist) and the University of Sussex (Research Officer). Her research interests focus on international trade, finance and development. Dr. Jackson studied at the University of Sussex (DPhil), University of Nottingham (MSc) and University of Kent (BA). She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

The webinar was moderated by Bakhrom Mirkasimov (WIUT) and discussed by Kamiljon Akramov (IFPRI).

Recorded webinar is available on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/4u2wiiPCsl8

Available to download:

Webinar Presentation by Karen Jackson

October 14: Sustainable Development in Central Asia: Challenges and Opportunities by Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University)
October 21: Wins and Losses at Work: Employment and Adverse Incorporation Dynamics in the Ghanaian Construction Sector by Serena Masino (University of Westminster)
October 28: Cluster-based Economic Development by Xiaobo Zhang (IFPRI/Peking University)
November 4: The Political Economy of Populism by Sergei Guriev (Sciences Po)
November 11: Does Democratization Promote Competition? Indonesian Manufacturing Pre and Post Suharto by Anna Kochanova (Cardiff University)
November 18: The Future in Mind: Long-run Impact of an Aspirations Intervention in Rural Ethiopia by Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse (IFPRI)
November 25: Taxing Informality: Compliance and Policy Preferences in Urban Zambia by Danielle Resnick (IFPRI)

Jointly Organized by Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Westminster Development Policy Network (WDPN)

Bakhrom Mirkasimov (WIUT)

Kamiljon Akramov (IFPRI)

Karen Jackson (WDPN)


Akhtem Useinov

Tel: +99871 238 74 15

Email: a.useinov@wiut.uz