Dr. Nurgul Tilenbaeva is a development economist with professional experience in academic research and international development. She works as an Assistant Professor at the Economics Department of the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where she teaches Development Economics and Applied Econometrics. Apart from her teaching experience, she worked as a research and communications officer at the International Development Policy journal (Geneva, Switzerland), coordinated a project involving the Kyrgyz Parliament (Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic), and consulted the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (Geneva, Switzerland) on development issues in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Dr. Nurgul Tilenbaeva is a recipient of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Fellowship and a participant of the Swiss Program for Beginning Doctoral Students in Economics organized by the Swiss National Bank.

PhD in Development Economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland), 2022
MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), 2012
BA in Economics of Finance and Banking, American University of Central Asia (Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic), 2010

Research Interests:
Her academic and research interests include development economics, migration, health economics, and international trade.