Aselia Urmanbetova

[Co-Advised: Pat McCarthy]
(Ph.D. Public Policy (Georgia Tech))

Aselia Urmanbetova is a Research Scientist in Economics at Georgia Tech.  She came to the U.S. from Kyrgyzstan.  Her initial work experience for public and private development agencies back in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital, pushed her to gain U.S.-based education on economic development and policy.  Before getting her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015 she received a bachelor in accounting from Emory and two masters in science – in International Relations and Economics – both from GA Tech.  Aselia has solid experience with data collection, coding, and management using SAS and other statistical packages.  Her primary research interest is in economic development with focus on environmental and geographic impacts of industrial policies.