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Participatory Democracy and Deliberative Model of Public Policy Making

- 27 March 2015

Participatory Democracy and Deliberative Model of Public Policy Making

On Thursday, March 26th, Dr. Nani Macharashvili, from TSU delivered a lecture in which she touched the importance of deliberative model of public policy making. In her first part of presentation she defined conventional and unconventional participation models. As she said ‘Conventional’ participation concerns with institutionalized...

How Persistent Is Social Capital?

- 23 March 2015

How Persistent Is Social Capital?

On Friday, March 20th, in the conference hall of ISET, Jan Fidrmuc from Brunel University gave a presentation titled "How Persistent Is Social Capital?”. In the beginning of the presentation he has defined Social Capital (SK) as one of the factors of production which encourages...

ISET Celebrates the Spring Holiday of Novruz Bayram!

- 17 March 2015

ISET Celebrates the Spring Holiday of Novruz Bayram!

On 20-21st of March of every year Azerbaijan celebrates “Novruz Bayram”, the oldest family holiday of the country. Azerbaijanis from ISET community did not miss the opportunity to celebrate this great holiday with their ISET family as well, one week prior to the main festive....

ISETers Visit Chirina Ltd. and Gardabani Animal Feed Producing Enterprise

- 16 March 2015

ISETers Visit Chirina Ltd. and Gardabani Animal Feed Producing Enterprise

On March 13 2015, ISET organized an agricultural trip to Chirina Ltd. located in the village of Martkophi and Animal Feed Producing Enterprise located in the village of Tsintskaro. ISET particularly organized this visit for the members of ISET faculty and graduate students with agricultural...

ISET Shared Georgian Experience of Economic Transformation with the Ukrainian Delegation

- 16 March 2015

ISET Shared Georgian Experience of Economic Transformation with the Ukrainian Delegation

On March 12, ISET hosted the Ukrainian delegation within the scope of the project “Ukraine out of Crises through Dialogue” implemented by the Caucasian House. The main purpose of the meeting was to share experience of Georgian economic transformation throughout the last decade. It was...

The Problem of Objectivity in Social Sciences

- 09 March 2015

The Problem of Objectivity in Social Sciences

On March 6th, ISET hosted Iago Kachkachishvili, Ph.D. under its Lecture Series of Distinguished Professors conducted in cooperation with Tbilisi State University. Iago Kachkachishvili is a Professor of Sociology, Head of the Department of Sociology and Social Work, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at...

Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) Supports the Creation of Four New Policy Research Centers at ISET-PI

- 04 March 2015

Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) Supports the Creation of Four New Policy Research Centers at ISET-PI

In December 2014 ISET-PI has been awarded a 5-year grant by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) providing the Institute with the opportunity to transform itself into the premier economic policy think-tank in the South Caucasus. To achieve this objective, ISET-PI is currently in the...

Apply for the ISET MA Program in Economics

- 02 March 2015

Apply for the ISET MA Program in Economics

ISET - International School of Economics at TSU is opening the annual application process for its highly prestigious Master’s Degree Program in Economics. ISET’s curriculum mirrors the best programs in the US and Western Europe and is taught in English by international professors. Applications for admission...

How does Economic Crisis Influence Politicians’ Environmental Policy Positions?

- 26 February 2015

How does Economic Crisis Influence Politicians’ Environmental Policy Positions?

On February 25th, ISET hosted Riikka Savolainen, Ph.D. from the Aalto University, Finland. Dr. Savolainen holds a master’s degree from the Helsinki School of Economics. Her research interests include applied microeconometrics and political economy and, more specifically, intra-party heterogeneity and candidate strategies. Her general interests...

Trade Costs and the Two Globalizations: 1827-2012

- 25 February 2015

Trade Costs and the Two Globalizations: 1827-2012

On Friday, February 20th, Jules Hugot from Sciences Po (Paris) gave a presentation of his job market paper "Trade Costs and the Two Globalizations: 1827-2012". There are two main periods of modern era in trade literature: the First Globalization of the 19th century and the...

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