An Impact Evaluation of Infrastructure on Firms in Kazakhstan: Electricity, Water, Telecommunication and Transportation

Event | 9 October 2019
ADBI, Tokyo, Japan

Speaker Details

Speaker: Dina Azhgaliyeva
Affiliation: ADBI
Time: 11:00–12:00


This seminar will feature Dina Azhgaliyeva of ADBI who will describe her research on the impact of infrastructure, particularly electricity, water, telecommunications, and transportation projects, on the annual sales of over 1,000 firms doing business in Kazakhstan.

Based on data collected from the Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Surveys jointly conducted by the World Bank Group, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, and European Commission, Dr Azhgaliyeva’s research examines four measures of sales: current year sales, average annual growth rate of sales, log of sales, and the average first difference of sales. It uses three infrastructure variables including the degree of obstacles to a given firm’s operations, infrastructure quality, and high-speed internet connection.

Additional explanatory variables are also included such as labor and firm size, age, export percentage of sales, location, and industry.

About the Speaker

Dina Azhgaliyeva joined ADBI as a Research Fellow in July 2019. Her research interests include energy policy, particularly renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy storage policies.

Previously, she worked as a Research Fellow both in the energy economics division of the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore and at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School where she was involved in empirical analysis of the impact of local content policy on extractive industries.

From 2012-2015, she was an Economics Teaching Fellow at University College London. She also worked as a leading and chief specialist for the Tax Committee at the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan for five years.

She holds a PhD, Master’s, and Graduate Diploma in economics, all from the University of Essex.

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