Bakhrom Mirkasimov is a Research Affiliate at ISDC and a lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT). He is expected to obtain his PhD in Economics in Spring 2015, from Humboldt University of Berlin. In his PhD thesis, he empirically analyzed the relationship between migration, remittances and the human capital of those left behind and the transfer behavior in migrant sending communities using panel data from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
His current research work focuses on the impact of forced marriages on child birth weight, comparative analysis of labor market outcomes in the economic transition of Central Asia and the implications of trust for local institutional structures.
Previously, he visited Duke University as a Research Scholar, worked at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and served as a consultant to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). He earned his Master’s degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University and studied finance at Boise State University.