Dr. Sardor Azam

Professor

Department: Business

Office: 337, Avicenna Hall

Email: s.azam[at]akfauniversity.org

Resume

  • Professor, Head of Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Research

Akfa University, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

June 2022 - Present

  • Senior Lecturer

Westminster International University in Tashkent

September 2012 - Present

  • Principal Consultant
    Presidential Administration of the Republic of Uzbekistan

October 2018 - May 2022

  • Deputy Head of Project, Senior Researcher

Institute of Forecasting and Macroeconomic Research under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan

August 2014 - December 2017

  • Vice Rector Academic

Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

September 2015 - March 2016

  • Head of Foundations of Economics and Governance Department

Tashkent State University of Law

August 2013 - August 201

  • Secretary of University Academic Council, Deputy Dean, Adjunct Instructor

University of World Economy and Diplomacy

March 2008 - March 2010

Education

  • University of World Economy and Diplomacy – Tashkent, Uzbekistan

D.Sc. in Economics (2018), Ph.D. in Economics (2010), M.A. in World Economy and Geopolitics (2007), B.A. in International Economic Relations (2005)

  • Portland State University – Oregon, USA

M.Sc. in Economics (2012)

Research Interests

  • Development Economics

  • International Trade and Industrialisation

Teaching

  • Statistics - AKFA University, Fall 2022

Publications

  • Salahodjaev, R., & Azam, S. (2023). Military spending and CO2 emissions: Evidence from Belt and Road Countries (forthcoming).

  • Azam, S. (2018). Transformation of Uzbekistan’s Industrial Policy in Conditions of Globalization. Monography. Tashkent, Publishing House Ilm-Ziyo-Zakovat, 336 p.

  • Azam, S. (2017). A cross-country empirical test of cognitive abilities and innovation nexus. International Journal of Educational Development, 53, 128–136.

  • Azam, S. (2016). Trade and Environment: Do Spatial Effects Matter? Journal of Applied Economics and Business Research, Volume 6 (2): 161-174.

  • Salahodjaev, R., & Azam, S. (2015). IQ and the Weight of Nations. Personality and Individual Differences, 87, 105-109.

  • Salahodjaev, R., & Azam, S. (2015). Intelligence and gender (in) equality: Empirical evidence from developing countries. Intelligence, 52, 97-103.

  • more than 70 publications in local journals and conference proceedings.

Conferences and Scientific visits

  • Course on Macroeconomic Diagnostics, IMF / Joint Vienna Institute Joint Project, Vienna, Austria, September, 2016

  • Course on Foreign Direct Investment Policies, Austrian Authorities / Joint Vienna Institute Joint Project, Vienna, Austria, September, 2015

  • Understanding China’s Economic Miracle: Lessons for Bangladesh and Uzbekistan, Designing Industrial Policies for Structural Transformation of their Economies, UNDESA, UNDP, IFMR Joint Project, Beijing, China, October, 2014

  • Specialized Course on WTO Rules (Anti-Dumping, Subsidies, Safeguards), Dispute Settlement and Regional Trade Agreements, Indian Institute for Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India, July, 2014

  • Summer School on Applied Econometric Analysis for Young Economists / Researchers, WIUT, IFMR, International Food Policy Research Institute Joint Project, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May, 2014

Projects

  • UNDP Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Cluster Project “Business Climate Improvement in the Regions of Uzbekistan” - Survey on Improving Customs Administration in Uzbekistan, October-December, 2018

  • UNDP/GEF Sustainable Development Cluster Project “Market Transformation for Sustainable Rural Housing in Uzbekistan” - Policy Brief on Introduction of Lifeline Tariffs into Electricity Sector of Uzbekistan, June-November, 2018

  • UNDP/UNEP Project “Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme in Uzbekistan” - Application materials development, February-May, 2016

  • UNDP Project “Aid for Trade in Central Asia (Phase III)” - Policy Brief on “Analysis of Dynamics and Prospects of Non-primary Exports Development in the Republic of Uzbekistan”, February-May, 2016

  • UNDP Project “Aid for Trade in Central Asia (Phase III)” - Policy Brief on “Analysis of Trends and Prospects for Development of Trade btw the Republic of Uzbekistan and Neighboring Countries in CA”, April-August, 2015

  • UNDP Project “Capacity building for economic forecasting and planning at national and local levels” - Policy Brief on “Stages and Prerequisites for the Effective Transformation of Industrial Policies in the Context of Foreign Trade Liberalization”, February-May, 2015

  • UNDP Project “Capacity building for economic forecasting and planning at national and local levels” - Policy Brief on “The Influence of Qualitative Factors on the Prospects for Long-term Development: Methodology and its Practical Implementation”, October-December, 2014

Individual Awards

  • 3rd class Legal Adviser Rank (Certificate),

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 2019

  • Academic Rank of Senior Scientific Researcher (Diploma),

Higher Attestation Commission under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 2017