Between August 29 and September 1, ISET’s Salome Gelashvili attended the XV EAAE Congress “Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems: Balancing between Markets and Society” which took place in Parma, Italy.

The Congress is organized once every three years and gathers academics, scholars, practitioners, stakeholders and policy makers dealing with agricultural issues. This year’s meeting was dedicated to the food industry, and the participants discussed the most critical issues characterizing both the agriculture and food industries. Paper and poster presentations, organized panels and plenary sessions focused on such topics as Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), food policy, value chains, price transmission and volatility, land regulations, choice experiments and many other topics emphasizing the most concerning issues for society.

On 24-25 August, 2017, the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) with the support of the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, the Tbilisi State University and the Italian Embassy in Tbilisi (Georgia) are organizing a Workshop on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The objective is to bring together researchers active in the field and to create an opportunity to generate discussion and interaction between local academics and policy makers and international researchers. The members of the organizing committee are: Ufuk Akcigit (University of Chicago), Salomé Baslandze (EIEF), Luigi Guiso (EIEF), Lia Goderdzishvili (ISET), Giorgi Ninua (ISET).

Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):

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