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Policy Research Team

Davit Keshelava
Senior Researcher
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Davit Keshelava joined the Macroeconomic Policy Research Center of the ISET Policy Institute as a researcher in July 2016. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Tbilisi State University in 2014, and earned a Master’s Degree in Economics from the International School of Economics (ISET) at TSU in 2016. His MA focused on Macroeconomics, and studied early warning indicators of banking crises in small, open economies. He is currently a third-year student of the Ph.D. program in economics at Tbilisi State University (TSU), and has been working on a Ph.D. thesis entitled “Currency Crises and Optimal Monetary Policy – Example of Georgia”.

Being a senior researcher at the ISET Policy Institute, Davit has been working on different economic projects which focus on macroeconomics, gender economics, social policy, cost benefit analysis, regulatory impact assessment, and program evaluation. He specializes in macroeconomic research, and is responsible for producing monthly reports of the GDP forecast, writing blogs on economic topics, and working on research projects. His research interests include Macroeconomic theory, Growth theory and Development Economics.

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March 2021 GDP Forecast | Growth ups and downs projected in the first two quarters point to an uncertain recovery in 2021
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February 2021 GDP Forecast | National, global vaccination efforts, resumption of travel and trade are key to Georgia’s economic recovery in 2021
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January 2021 GDP Forecast | GDP Growth Projections for 2020 currently at -5.5%, but a Two Month Lockdown Means More Bad News for Growth Are Yet to Come
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December 2020 GDP Forecast | Decline in Global Oil Prices Drives Trade Balance and Inflation Rate Improvements in Georgia
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November 2020 GDP Forecast | 2020 brought epidemic, war and oil crisis to the Caucasus – but the outlook is brighter for 2021
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October 2020 GDP Forecast | Georgia’s growth rate remains negative, but a swift recovery is expected next year
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September 2020 GDP Forecast | Riding Out the Pandemic Storm: Trends, Projections and Uncertainties
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July 2020 GDP Forecast | The Perfect Storm: Trade, Tourism, Inflation Indicators Deteriorate Dramatically, while Remittances Are Quick to Recover
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May 2020 GDP Forecast | Coronavirus Realities: Dismal Q2 and Q3 Growth Forecasts May Not Be Low Enough
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April 2020 GDP Forecast | February 2020 data shows first signs of dramatic deterioration in Georgia’s economic situation, but international experts expect a quick recovery in 2021
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March 2020 GDP Forecast | Georgia’s Growth Prospects before COVID-19, And How Things May Change Due To Pandemic
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February 2020 GDP Forecast | Excess inflation drags down GDP forecast for 2020. Growth is helped by strong exports, remittances and tourism numbers from December
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