The International Conferences on Eurasian Economies bring together academicians and decision makers from Eurasian countries in a forum to discuss current and emerging economic and social issues in the region. This year's conference was held in Kazan, Russia - with the collaboration of Kazan Federal University, one of the oldest universities in the country - on September 9-11. Topics of discussion included economic integration, regional cooperation and international trade under globalization, sustainable growth and development, transition economics, finance, energy, environment and natural resources. Follow this link to find out more about the conference.
On September 10, Dr. Kamalbek Karymshakov, from Kyrgyzstan, presented a paper on The Impact of Microfinance on Entrepreneurship in Kyrgyzstan along with of his PEP research team members; Kadyrbek Sultakeev and Burulcha Sulaimanova.
The next day, another group of PEP-supported researchers, including Dr. Marjan Petreski, Dr. Blagica Petreski and Despina Petreska, from Macedonia, presented a talk on Remittances as a Shield to Socially-Vulnerable Households in Macedonia: The Case When the Instrument is Not Strictly Exogenous.
Both papers stemmed from research work initially conducted with PEP support under the PAGE initiative.