Subscribe
Logo

ISET Economist Blog

A blog about economics in the South Caucasus.
Filter By:
Topic
  • Macroeconomic policy
  • Agriculture & rural policy
  • Energy & environment
  • Inclusive growth
  • Private sector & competitiveness
  • Gender
  • Governance
  • Sustainable development
  • Media & democracy
Author
  • Guenther Baechler
  • Veriko Shengelia
  • Giorgi Bakradze
  • Khatia Tsaava
  • Goga Sukhashvili
  • Irakli Jgharkava
  • Shota Katamadze
  • Mariam Gogotchuri
  • Tinatin Kebadze
  • Irakli Jintcharadze
  • Lasha Khutsishvili
  • Mery Julakidze
  • Givi Melkadze
  • Giorgi Machavariani
  • Andrei Sarychev
  • Giorgi Mekerishvili
  • Nino Abashidze
  • Aleqsandre Bluashvili
  • Rezo Geradze
  • Giorgi Bregadze
  • Aram Derdzyan
  • Astghik Mkhitaryan
  • Giorgi Kelbakiani
  • Giorgi Tsutskiridze
  • George Basheli
  • Ia Vardishvili
  • Robizon Khubulashvili
  • Tom Coupe
  • Adam Pellillo
  • Lasha Arevadze
  • Saba Devdariani
  • Nino Mosiashvili
  • Nikoloz Pkhakadze
  • Jan Klingelhofer
  • Martin Smith
  • Medea Davlasheridze
  • Tamari Giorgadze
  • Aram Grigoryan
  • Charles Johnson
  • Levan Bzhalava
  • Maya Grigolia
  • Izat Berenaliev
  • Lasha Lanchava
  • Nino Zambakhidze
  • Nino Doghonadze
  • Simon Appleby
  • Rafael Castro
  • Givi Kupatadze
  • Ruediger Heining
  • Mariam Zaldastanishvili
  • Zurab Abramishvili
  • Salome Goglichidze
  • Gigla Mikautadze
  • Hans Gutbrod
  • Kalman Mizsei
  • Ivane Pirveli
  • Irakli Galdava
  • Victor Kipiani
  • Florian Biermann
  • Irakli Shalikashvili
  • Olga Azhgibetseva
  • Phatima Mamardashvili
  • Eric Livny
  • Aleksandra Markovic
  • David Zhorzholiani
  • Nino Kakulia
  • Matsatso Tepnadze
  • Laura Manukyan
  • Irakli Barbakadze
  • Lika Goderdzishvili
  • Selam Petersson
  • Sophiko Skhirtladze
  • Irakli Kochlamazashvili
  • Levan Pavlenishvili
  • Jemal Tsintsabadze
  • Nika Molashvili
  • Gocha Kardava
  • Rati Porchkhidze
  • Mariam Galdava
  • Lasha Labadze
  • Guranda Darchidze
  • Muhammad Asali
  • Karine Torosyan
  • Levan Tevdoradze
  • Mariam Katsadze
  • Ana Burduli
  • Davit Keshelava
  • Elene Seturidze
  • Mariam Tsulukidze
  • Erekle Shubitidze
  • Guram Lobzhanidze
  • Mariam Lobjanidze
  • Mariam Chachava
  • Maka Chitanava
  • Salome Deisadze
  • Ia Katsia
  • Salome Gelashvili
  • Tamar Sulukhia
  • Norberto Pignatti
  • Giorgi Papava
  • Luc Leruth
  • Yaroslava Babych
Date From
Date To
Read more
A Georgian Woman’s Burden: How Pandemic Affected Distribution of Household Work Between Men and Women, And Why It Matters
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives and perceptions in many important ways: the value we put on face-to-face interactions, the importance of personal space, communication with loved ones, and much more. Some of these perceptions and social changes may actually outlive the pandemic.
Read more
Sorry, You're Fired Due to COVID! Has COVID-19 Widened Gender Gap?
ISET-PI's research fellows Daviti Zhorzholiani and Davit Keshelava were invited to participate in the Georgian Public Broadcasting company’s “Real Space” talk show. During the programme, government authorities and the audience discussed the Georgian Government’s 10-Paragraph Plan, the possible effects of new economic initiatives and the possible reasons behind GEL/USD exchange rate fluctuations. ISET representatives positively assessed the plans to reduce the government’s administrative expenses and to quote the prices (of real estate, etc.) in national currency terms. However, the positive effects of the initiatives to subsidize “loan-larisation” from the budget, or increasing excise tax on energy carriers while the Georgian economy has not been performing well, were doubtful. Other subjects of discussion were the mechanism of “loan-larisation”, the role of the National Bank of Georgia (NBG) in the process, and how the initiative will affect private banks’ or the NBG’s finances. Watch the video from GPB to learn more.
Read more
It’s Not Who You Trade With – It’s Who You Produce With: Measuring Georgia’s Integration into Global and Regional Value Chains
ISET-PI researchers Irakli Shalikashvili and Salome Deisadze attended the Data for Sustainable Growth in Kyiv between November 17-18. The conference was organized by KSE (Kyiv School of Economics), and was jointly sponsored by UKaid, USAID, the British Embassy in Kyiv, the Embassy of United States, and the Global Development Network. Ukraine’s revolution transformed the executive and legislative branches of the government in 2014. Since then, the government of Ukraine has prioritized increasing public sector transparency and accountability through eGovernance reforms, including eProcurement, Open Data, and eServices.
Read more
Has Georgia Solved its “Missing Girls” Problem?
This project aims to support the development of business-oriented small farmer groups (e.g., agricultural cooperatives) with the goals of increasing agricultural productivity and reducing rural poverty in Georgia. Many households across Georgia are engaged in agricultural pursuits. In most cases, these households are producing at a subsistence or semi-subsistence level, with limited connections to the market. The movement to support the development of business-oriented farmer groups (e.g., agricultural cooperatives) is considered to be one way to help farming households achieve higher incomes and productivity levels.
Read more
An Egg Today? Or a Hen Tomorrow? Credit Regulations in Georgia
In October 2016, the average cost of cooking one standard portion of Imeretian Khachapuri was 3.39 GEL, which is 1% lower month-on-month (compared to September 2016), and 6.1 % lower year-on-year (compared to October 2015). The Index is down due to a sharp decline in cheese prices. According to Kh-index, in October 2016, the price of one kg of Imeretian cheese was 7.49 GEL, which is 8.3 % lower than last year’s level (8.17 GEL).
Read more
Georgia’s 2018 Presidential Election by Numbers
Articles published on ISET Economist Blog are the intellectual property of ISET Policy Institute and are protected by the law. Articles published on a weekly basis on this blog are working material and the copyright on them belongs to ISET Policy Institute. Usage of these articles for personal purposes is free. Republishing or reprinting these articles in any type of media outlet (print, internet media, radio, television) must be approved in writing by the communications department of ISET (email address is: [email protected]). All republished or reprinted articles must be presented in the following format: up to 30% of the article can be displayed, followed by a hyperlink redirecting the reader to the relevant ISET Economist page. Author(s) of the article and phrase “This article belongs to the ISET Economist Blog” must be listed at the top of the republished/reprinted article. Republishing/reprinting articles in violation of the aforementioned rules will result in a fine in the amount of 100 GEL.  
Subscribe