Madi Sarsenbayev was associated with the Peterson Institute for International Economics from September 2018 to September 2022. In his most recent position, he was research fellow and research statistician/quality coordinator. He was a 2019–20 Eranda Rothschild Foundation Junior Fellow,* a research fellow during 2020–21, and joined the Institute as a research analyst. Sarsenbayev worked with Senior Fellows Monica de Bolle and Joseph E. Gagnon on issues related to international finance, macroeconomic policy (monetary and fiscal policy), and political economy. He also worked with Senior Fellow Jeromin Zettelmeyer in the past. In addition, as part of his statistician and quality control duties, Sarsenbayev ensures that data and models used in the Institute’s research activities meet rigorous standards of replicability.
Prior to joining the Institute, Sarsenbayev worked as a director of the IPO Preparation Department at National Company KazMunayGas JSC, a national oil and gas company of Kazakhstan. He also served in various positions at KazMunaiGas Exploration Production JSC, including as deputy director in the company’s Treasury and Corporate Finance Department.
Sarsenbayev holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; a master’s degree in economics, finance, and management from the University of Bristol; and a master’s degree in business administration from KIMEP University.
*The Peterson Institute is grateful to the Eranda Rothschild Foundation for their support in establishing a junior fellowship program at the Institute that is designed to give men and women who are at an early stage of their careers the opportunity to work in an intellectually challenging, highly collaborative, and policy relevant environment, alongside some of the world’s leading economists. The Eranda Rothschild Foundation Junior Fellowship is awarded annually to outstanding young economists who have demonstrated exceptional talents in and enthusiasm for the study of economic policy.