|Title||Visiting Scholar Seminar with Dr. Yessengali Oskenbayev from Suleyman Demirel University of Kazakhstan|
The Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) held a Visiting Scholar Seminar with Dr. Yessengali Oskenbayev from Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan at the KIEP conference room in Sejong on January 7, 2020. Dr. Yessengali has participated in the KIEP Visiting Scholars Program for a month. The seminar was organized to share the results of research conducted over his visiting period, jointly with other researchers at KIEP.
Dr. Yessengali made a presentation on “An Empirical Analysis of Institutional Change and Land Use in Transition Economies.” He described agriculture reforms and agricultural development in transition economies, characteristics of land relations in transition economies, the link between degree of individualization and agriculture growth, productivity of agriculture, and implications.
He claimed that institutional change had a significant impact on agricultural land abandonment in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. Moreover, he added that it is important to reveal the influence of the level of transition process to land use change in terms of land use rights because it could contribute not only to understand the potential consequences of these reforms in countries that may adopt the same measures, but also to identify policies that can cushion strong land abandonment. Based on his findings, he emphasized policies are important for agricultural development in terms of private land ownership, transferability and land allocation strategies.
KIEP experts including Dr. Minhyeon Jeong, Dr. Youngseok Park and researchers from the Russia and Eurasia Team attended the seminar and discussed the findings covered in the presentation.
- Topic: An Empirical Analysis of Institutional Change and Land Use in Transition Economies