Ia Katsia is a graduate of the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) with a specialization in Agricultural Economics. She holds a BA in Economics from Akaki Tsereteli State University. As a deputy head at the Agricultural Policy Research Center at ISET Policy Institute Ia focuses her research on agricultural and rural development policy. Throughout her years at ISET-PI she participated in a number of projects including Regulatory Impact Assessments (RIAs), Value Chain Analyses, production of policy papers and briefs about agricultural trade, rural development, price fluctuations, etc.
Ia is responsible for monthly Khachapuri Index publications. Her main research interests are: Agriculture Economics, Climate Change, Food Security, and Sustainable Development. In addition, Ia has more than 7 years of experience in teaching economics disciplines.