ISET is pleased to announce that Irakli Shalikashvili (who graduated as part of the Class of 2015) was accepted with full university funding for the Economics Ph.D. program at the University of Notre Dame. Having worked for two years as a researcher at the ISET Policy Institute and subsequently as a lecturer, Irakli decided to continue his education abroad. His application was supported by members of ISET’s senior faculty, Daniel Levy, Tornike Kadeishvili, and Sergey Chobanyan, who themselves were all accepted to a number of prestigious economics Ph.D. programs in the United States.
Irakli himself also received generous admission offers from other US universities (including Oregon State University, the University of Kansas, Clemson University, Tulane University, and George Washington University), but he decided to spend the coming years in South Bend, Indiana, from where Irakli received a University Presidential Fellowship, which is given to students of exceptional academic promise.
ISET congratulates Irakli Shalikashvili on his achievement and wishes him every success in his future academic career.