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Regional Impacts of COVID-19 Shock to HORECA Sector
On November 21, Prof. Dr. Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel gave a presentation of a working paper entitled “Trade Costs for Heterogeneous Agricultural Products” at ISET. The professor himself and Mr. Yi Qu are the co-others of the paper, which aims to evaluate trade costs for 125 different agricultural products based on 1992-2011 data from 156 different countries. Geographic characteristics (island or mainland, number of neighboring countries, etc.), transportation (the distance products cover domestically or internationally), tariffs (on exports and imports), institutions and the history of the country, as well as demographic characteristics (the religion of the majority of the population in a particular trading partner, common language, etc.) serve a role of explanatory variables in the analyses.
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Recent Monetary Policy Measures and Lending Regulations — the Effect on Georgian Lending Patterns
Georgia’s wine industry is heavily dependent on export to CIS countries and especially Russia. Two main short-run risks associated with the Russian market prevail for Georgian wine exports at present: 1. Russia might cancel its free trade agreement with Georgia. This would reduce the demand for Georgian wine in Russia by 18%, or USD 20 m based on 2014 exports. 2. The economic slowdown in Russia could lead to reduced demand for wine. We estimate that this could reduce demand for Georgian wine by 5%, and at most 10%, or USD 5.5 to 11 m. These short run risks are substantial but manageable. Reduced demand due to the economic slowdown combined with a cancellation of free trade with Russia would reduce total Georgian wine exports by USD 28.5 m or 17%, but still leave them much higher than their average level in recent years.
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One Small Step for a Man, Big Data for Mankind: Uses of Alternative Data Sources in Tourism Development
Senior Researcher at the Macroeconomic Policy Research Center 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.      {tab=Contact}   (+995) 322 507 177 (ext. 234)  [email protected]  Curriculum vitae {tab=Projects}  1. Study on Trade Facilitation in the South Caucasus 2. Global Programme to Prevent Son Preference and Gender-Biased Sex Selection 3. Policy Analysis of the Ongoing Economic Reforms 4. Comparing Interest Rates on Credit Products for Individuals and Business in the ECA Region and Comparing Credit Quality in Bank vs Non-Bank Sectors in Georgia 5. Technical Assistance for Conducting Economic Analysis for Introducing a New Policy for Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave in Georgia 6. Assessing Participation of CAREC Countries in Global and Regional Value Chains 7. Regulatory Impact Assessments and Gender Impact Assessments for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Georgia 8. Training on Macroeconomic Forecasting and Economic Monitoring for Policy Purposes in Georgia {tab=Publications}   {/tabs}
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