Previously, he worked at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the World Bank office in the Kyrgyz Republic, and the National (Central) Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Dr Damir Esenaliev is a Senior Researcher at ISDC. His research interests include quantitative microeconomic research related to social cohesion, labor markets, inequality, rural development, and intergenerational mobility.
He has published in Journal of Comparative Economics, Economics of Transition, Social Indicators Research, and International Journal of Psychology. In addition, he has a number of working papers and reports published at DIW Berlin, IZA, University of Central Asia, and the World Bank.
Lately he has been involved in impact evaluation studies of peace-building interventions in Kyrgyzstan analysing social cohesion and peace education. He is the Academic Coordinator of the Life in Kyrgyzstan Study.
Dr Esenaliev holds a PhD degree in Economics from Humboldt University of Berlin and he obtained his Master’s degree in Development Economics from Williams College (USA).