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The Central Asian Economies in the Twenty-First Century

Richard Pomfret


This book analyzes the Central Asian economies of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, from their buffeting by the commodity boom of the early 2000s to its collapse in 2014. The book examines the countries' relations with external powers and the possibilities for development offered by infrastructure projects as well as rail links between China and Europe. The transition of these nations from centrally planned to market-based economic systems was essentially complete by the early 2000s, when the region experienced a massive increase in world prices for ene ... More

Keywords: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, global economy, Central Asian economies, commodity boom

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691182216
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691182216.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Pomfret, author
Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide

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