On 12 September, ISET hosted Mr. Albert Park, Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In his address, he spoke to the ISET community of students and researchers about “Technology, Globalization, and the Changing Nature of work in Emerging Markets”. Within the talk, he reviewed quite how globalization and technological progress affect skills and employment in emerging markets, as well as Georgia’s position on the global map.
It is particularly noteworthy that this was Mr. Park’s first visit to Georgia in the capacity of an ADB economic spokesperson. Beyond this role, he also leads the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD), which publishes pivotal knowledge products, such as the Asian Development Outlook, Asian Economic Integration Report, Asia Bond Monitor, and the Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific.