Professional Summary

Hello, my name is Rauf Salahodjaev. I conduct research on various socio-economic topics in both Eurasia and around the world.  I have published more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles in top journals across the social sciences. I also serve as an Associate lecturer of economics at Westminster International University in Tashkent and an advisor to the Government of Uzbekistan. I was a Fulbright Scholar at Binghamton University (United States) and at Cornell University.​



Shuhrat Medal

Awarded by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan


Person of the Year in Science

Awarded by Scopus and the Ministry of Higher Education


Highly cited researcher

Awarded by the Web of Science and Agency for Science award


Leader of the Science

Awarded by Scopus and the Ministry of Higher Education


H-index in Scopus = 10

Research interests

Economic growth    Institutions     Life satisfaction    Gender inequality 
  Environmental sustainability    Culture    Human capital

Work Experience


ERGO Analytics, Founder

ERGO is an independent research firm devoted to conducting economic, institutional and social research with a particular focus on Uzbekistan as well as other countries of Eurasia.


CPRO, Westminster International University in Tashkent

CPRO supports the education and research missions of Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT). By pulling together researchers to engage in new, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research, we can more effectively respond to the demands of government, private sector and civil society.


IFMR, Senio Research Fellow

IFMR is a government think tank that conducts macroeconomic research on issues related to economic growth, trade, labor market and industrial policies. 



State University of New York at Binghamton

M.A. in Economics


University of Westminster in London

PhD by research student in Economics

Professional development

2019 - 56th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society, March 14-16, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Louisville, Kentucky

2015 - Workshop on "Competitiveness, Growth and Crisis", Joint Vienna Institute, Vienna (Austria)

2015 - Workshop on Advanced Macroeconomic Forecasting, Joint Vienna Institute, Vienna (Austria)

2014 - Understanding China’s Economic Miracle: Lessons for Bangladesh and Uzbekistan, Designing Industrial Policies for Structural Transformations of their Economics, National School of Development, Peking University, Beijing (China)

2013 – Understanding Vietnams socio-economic transformation, Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR)

2013 - Finance for Macroeconomists, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C. (US)

2013 - Executive Trainings Seminar of FDI, Global Governance Program, University of Florence, Florence (Italy)

2013 - Executive Trainings Seminar of Global Value Chains: Policy Implications and Opportunities, University of Florence, Florence (Italy)

2013 - Economics Research Competition, Kiev School of Economics, Kiev (Ukraine)

2013 - Central Bank Study Program, Bank of Korea, Seoul (South Korea)

2013 - Knowledge Sharing Program, Korea Development Institute, Seoul (South Korea)

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