On January 24, 2013 Robert Tchaidze, Senior Economist with the European Department of the IMF, delivered a presentation titled “Turkey: From Crisis to Recovery, 1999-2005.” The presentation covered the causes of the 2001 crisis, the anti-crises programs undertaken by the Turkish government in cooperation with the IMF, and the country’s subsequent recovery.

Dr. Tchaidze began his talk by providing a brief economic history of Turkey from the 1970s to the 1990s. In the 1970s Turkey was a closed, state-controlled economy suffering from macroeconomic problems like inflation and unsustainable budget deficits.

We were not off to a good start in 2012. On 20 January, we lost our dear Mzia Mikeladze. Her sudden passing away has shaken the entire ISET community but life had to continue… We created a memorial fund and a special scholarship to encourage young ISET students to remember Mzia and to follow in her footsteps.

We worked hard the whole year to make ISET an even better place: for work a nd study but also for fun with colleagues and friends. We finally managed to make ISET a truly regional enterprise by bringing to Tbilisi a lot of talented youth from Armenia and Azerbaijan. They are currently almost a half of the first year class.

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