Antje Kröger obtained her PhD from the Humboldt University in Berlin in December 2012. She holds advanced degrees from the Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen (Diploma in Economics and Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies). During her studies she focused on international economics and microeconomic theory and interned at Daimler Finance in Tokyo and the World Bank in Washington, DC. In May 2010, she joined the Department of Development and Security at DIW Berlin, where she works on the project ‘Economic Transformation, Household Behaviour and Economic Well-Being in Central Asia: The Case of Kyrgyzstan’. She holds a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). She has recently written papers on migration and gender discrimination in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.