Raufkhon Salakhodjaev was born in the city of Kasansay in 1987. He graduated from the Tashkent Financial Institute. Scholarship holder Edmund S. Maski (Edmund Muskie), later studied at Binghamton University and did an internship at Cornell University (USA). He conducts research in institutions, development, human capital and well-being, both in Eurasia and around the world, the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles in leading journals in the social sciences. Associate Professor at Westminster International University in Tashkent and advisor to the Government of Uzbekistan. Conducts advanced theoretical and quantitative research on economic, socio-economic and institutional issues relating to countries in the regions of Europe and Asia.