Price and Prejudice on the Georgian Market for Cigarettes
Supported by Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ISET’s collaboration with the Norwegian School of Economics (Norges Handelshøyskole – NHH) started more than four years ago with regular faculty visits by some of the most senior NHH scholars, professors Einar Hope and Rognvaldur Hannesson. The main goal of the new 3-year phase, to be financed by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (Senter for internasjonalisering av utdanning (SIU)), is to develop a dual degree programin energy and environmental economics. SIU funding will also provide ISET students and faculty with the opportunity to spend some time on the NHH campus in Bergen, participate in research seminars, and take advanced courses that are not available at ISET. Norwegian students will also visit ISET in order to learn from Georgia’s experience in eradicating corruption and promoting fast-track modernization. The first visit by a group of more than 30 Norwegian students is planned for early April 2016. The NHH delegation will be led by Prof.Tina Søreide, a leading scholar in the field of law and economics, and Prof. Sunniva Whittaker, Vice Rector at NHH.