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May
27

Sabina and Rahul, Welcome to Georgia!

The number of foreign students has been steadily increasing around the world. More and more students chose to earn a degree outside of their home countries. Education internalization plays a key role in the development of today’s educational systems, and the impact of international students goes beyond their short-term financial effect on the economy; it plays a vital role for social cohesion and development of international networks, etc. The literature distinguishes between two types of economic impacts related to international students: short-term ben...
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Dec
07

Since When Do Georgians Trust Banks More Than Friends?

There are different ways to measure the success of nations. Various surveys are conducted and different indices are compiled to measure the well-being of countries across the world. Nowadays, there is an increasing interest to measure a country’s success not just in economic terms but far more broadly. Fortunately, Georgia is getting better and better integrated in these types of comparative studies, giving us an idea of where we stand. Table 1: Georgia’s recent rankings in a sample of surveys:   Legatum Prosperity Index 2012 is the one I will revie...
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