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The Role of Subjective and Objective Health Measures in Retirement Decisions

- 30 June 2014

The Role of Subjective and Objective Health Measures in Retirement Decisions

On May 29, Dr. Maksym Obrizan, from the Kyiv School of Economics, provided an interesting seminar on the subject of his working paper, "Retirement in HRS participants: the role of endogenous subjective and objective health measures".

Microfinance and Dynamic Incentives

- 18 June 2014

Microfinance and Dynamic Incentives

On June 13, ISET hosted Dr. Dmitry Shapiro from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, who presented his paper “Microfinance and Dynamic Incentives”. The presenter started his presentation by providing some numbers related to microfinance organizations, explaining the essence of how they work and...

Conference on Understanding and Analysing Financial Soundness Indicators

- 14 June 2014

Conference on Understanding and Analysing Financial Soundness Indicators

The ISET Policy Institute, together with the National Bank of Georgia and the National Statistics Office of Georgia (GeoStat) hosted a two-day conference on financial soundness indicators for Georgia with the financial support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The event took place on 12-13...

ISET-PI Experts Conduct Strategic Dialogue on Competitiveness at EPI

- 13 June 2014

ISET-PI Experts Conduct Strategic Dialogue on Competitiveness at EPI

On June 12, USAID Economic Prosperity Initiative (EPI) in partnership with International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) held a round-table meeting for students: "Strategic Dialogue on Competitiveness of Georgia."

Georgia: Benefiting from Global Value Added Trade

- 12 June 2014

Georgia: Benefiting from Global Value Added Trade

On June 11, 2014, ISET hosted Douglas H. Brooks, the Assistant Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank's Economics and Research Department. He presented Georgia’s main trade statistics and discussed the benefits to Georgia from global value added trade.

ISET Hosts Professor Deniz Selman for a Seminar on Simultaneous Auctions

- 10 June 2014

ISET Hosts Professor Deniz Selman for a Seminar on Simultaneous Auctions

On 5 June, Professor Deniz Selman from Bogazici University presented the paper titled “Simultaneous Auctions with Private and Common Values,” which he co-authored with Deniz Nemli. In a simultaneous auction, every bidder submits bids on an item simultaneously. The paper discusses a situation where an...

ISET Conducts an Excursion to Aragvi Hydro Power Plant

- 09 June 2014

ISET Conducts an Excursion to Aragvi Hydro Power Plant

On June 8, 2014, ISET organized an excursion to the Aragvi hydro power plant (HPP) near the Georgian ski resort of Gudauri. The purpose of the excursion was to see how HPPs can contribute to employment and better infrastructure in highland areas. Students from ISET,...

New Faculty Member at ISET

- 05 June 2014

New Faculty Member at ISET

ISET welcomes Professor Phatima (Pati) Mamardashvili, who will join our resident faculty in July 2014. Besides teaching agricultural economics courses, she will serve as the head of the Agricultural Policy Research Center (APRC) at the ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI). Pati is originally from Kutaisi, Georgia. She...

ISET Organized an Excursion to the “GIFT OF FOREST” Agricultural Cooperative

- 04 June 2014

ISET Organized an Excursion to the “GIFT OF FOREST” Agricultural Cooperative

On May 31, ISET organized an excursion to an agricultural cooperative called “Gift of Forest” in Tsinamdzgvriantkari, in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of Georgia. The purpose of the excursion was to learn more about a successful cooperative and understand how this success could be replicated in...

Wisdom of the Crowd

- 30 May 2014

Wisdom of the Crowd

On May 29, Prof. Motty Perry from the University of Warwick provided an exciting seminar about the paper “Implementing the ‘Wisdom of the Crowd’”, which he co-authored with Ilan Kremer and Yishay Mansur. The authors studied a new mechanism design problem that became highly relevant after...

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