DOC Research Director at the Forum of Economists of Uzbekistan


Prof. Vladimir Popov, Research Director at the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) participated in the 10th Forum of Economists, organised by the Institute for Forecasting and Macroeconomic Research under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The Forum was, attended by a large number of Uzbek officials, among them the Minister of Economy of Uzbekistan Botir Xoʻjayev, who opened proceedings with the presentation about current economic reforms in Uzbekistan. Vladimir Popov made a presentation at the opening panel along with Kiyoshi Taniguchi, senior economist of the Asian Development Bank, and Prof. Bakhodir Khodiyev, Rector of the Tashkent State Economic University. He argued that in the case of post war economic miracles –were all based on the export of manufactured goods, not on export of resources, services or agricultural products. The question is whether Central Asia and Uzbekistan in particular will follow the traditional pattern or will adopt a new model of catch up growth.

Prof. Popov’s paper, ‚Industrial policy – how to identify the industries that need to be supported‘ opens the volume. Click to download

Papers for the Forum were published in the volume The 10th Forum of Economists. Mechanisms and ways to create an innovative economy in the light of the implementation of the Strategy of actions in the five priority areas for development of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2017-2021”.

The Institute for Forecasting and Macroeconomic Research, a division of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan is the main think tank for economic issues in Uzbekistan and this year it is celebrating its 50-th anniversary. Professor Popov has been collaborating with the Institute for over 10 years. In 2014-15 he gave a short course on macro and industrial policy issues in Tashkent and organized workshops in Bhutan and China for the researchers of the Institute.

Professor Popov has written extensively on economic issues in Central Asia and Uzbekistan:

An Economic Miracle in the Post-Soviet Space: How Uzbekistan Managed to Achieve What No Other Post-SovietState Has. MPRA Paper No. 48723, posted 31 July 2013.

In Russian:

Экономическое чудо переходного периода: как Узбекистану удалось то, что не удалось ни одной постсоветской экономике. 


The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute is among other themes working intensively on matters and issues relating to Central Asia. Most recently it has prepared a study of structural shifts in the economies of SPECA countries and is currently involved in doing a study for FAO.