First Uzbek to Receive Doctoral Degree from Harvard Business School


Economist Botir Kobilov has become the first Uzbek to receive a doctoral degree from Harvard Business School (part of Harvard University)  reported

The topic of his doctoral dissertation was “The Role of Information and Data in the Financial Market and Economy”.

According to an earlier report, Kobilov worked as a doctoral student and researcher in empirical law and finance in the corporate governance program of Harvard Law School.

Prior to enrolling at Harvard, he attained a master’s degree in economics from Duke University in the United States and a bachelor’s degree from the Singapore Institute of Management Development in Tashkent. In his early career, he worked as a leading economist at the Central Bank of Uzbekistan.

His key areas of interest include the impact of new technologies and new sources of information on financial reporting, law enforcement, compliance, investor communication and decision-making.

Botir Kobilov now plans to pursue a faculty position at Texas State University.