Natalia Li M.A., MSc.


Position: Ph.D. Candidate
Field of interest: Development Economics, Public Finance, Natural Resources
Membership: Doctoral students - temporarily interrupted study, European Economic Integration and Economic Policy


Office: 602
Email: 77537675 [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz
Available: by appointment

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PhD study

Tutor: doc. Petr Janský Ph.D.

Studying from: 2019
PhDr examination:
Final exam:
Dissertation Proposal defence:
Dissertation defence:

Current work:

Dissertation topic:
Public Investment and Economic Growth in Resource-Rich Developing Countries

Disertation abstract:
Please see the Individual Study Plan (ISP) below

Optional courses:
2019-2020 Institutional Economics and Economic Policy I, Institutional Economics and Economic Policy II



2019+ PhD in Economics, Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University, Czech Republic
2015-2016: MSc Development Economics, The University of Sussex, United Kingdom
2012-2013: MA Economic Governance and Development, OSCE Academy, Kyrgyzstan
2003-2008: Specialist Diploma, Department of World Economy, Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, Kyrgyzstan

Job history

09/2021+ Social Policy Consultant, UNICEF Pacific Regional Office
11/2020 - 11/2021: Social Policy Consultant, UNICEF East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
01/2020 - 03/2020: Public FInance for Children Consultant, UNICEF Papua New Guinea
06/2017 – 06/2019: ODI Fellow/ Senior Economist, Department of National Planning and Monitoring, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
▪ National Budget formulation (capital expenditure component)
▪ Government’s cash flow and budget execution monitoring
▪ PNG Medium Term Development Plan 2018-2022
▪ Implementation of the budget reform

01/2017 – 04/2017: Research Consultant in Support to Regional Trade in Central Asia Project, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
▪ Analysis of the economic impact of accession to the Eurasian Economic Union for Kyrgyzstan.

11/2013 – 09/2014: Programme specialist in Mineral Resources for Development Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
▪ Support to the project management and national government in establishing development policies in mining sector.

08/2013 – 10/2013: Research Assistant, OSCE Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
▪ Field survey for the study on conflict sensitivity in mining regions in Kyrgyzstan

06/2008 – 06/2011: Credit Administrator, Card operations accountant, Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
▪ Loan disbursement and retail portfolio monitoring
▪ Banking cards operations

Extra activities

Teaching assistantships
2020: Principles of Economics I
2019-2020: Principles of Economics I, Public Finance, Public Economics

Awards and prizes

Research profiles
ORCID, RePEc, Publons

Topics for supervision

Bachelor theses

I'll be interested to discuss topics on Development Economics and Public Finance (in English)

Master theses

Topics on Development Economics and Public Finance (in English)


ISP 2021

October 2023


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