Call for Applications: ISET BA and Master’s Degree in Economics

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Call for Applications: ISET BA and Master’s Degree in Economics International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) offers Master’s Degree Program and BA Program in Economic and it is now open for application! The program is taught in English. Download MA Announcement – Azerbaijan 2017 Magistr elanı Yükləyə Bilər Download BA Announcement –... Read More

EaP Think Bridge Bulletin, March 2017

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EaP Think Bridge Bulletin, March 2017 February can be described as a month of the active exchange between the Eastern Partnership countries and the European Union. It was precisely the negotiations with European leaders that turned to be the main point of the foreign policy agenda for almost all the countries in the region. However, each round of negotiations had its nuances and... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in the first two months of 2017; Brief Overview

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Azerbaijan Economy in the first two months of 2017; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first two months of 2017. Both independent and official reports show that GDP slightly increased in the reporting period. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, GDP increased by 0.4 % in the first... Read More

The CESD Working Paper: The cost of Azerbaijan’s leaving the EITI

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The CESD Working Paper: The cost of Azerbaijan’s leaving the EITI On March 9, Azerbaijan’s membership in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) was suspended, during the 36th EITI Board Meeting held in Bogota, Colombia. Following the decision on the suspension, Shahmar Movsumov, executive director of the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ), chairman of the... Read More

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands visited the CESD office

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Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands visited the CESD office H.E. Mr. Onno Kervers, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands visited the Center for Economic & Social Development (CESD) on March 7, 2017. The new post of his excellency to Azerbaijan was the reason of his visit to CESD, in order to meet in person the staff of the... Read More

The Monthly EaP Think Bridge Report

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The Monthly EaP Think Bridge Report As for political life, January is traditionally a lull month for the Eastern Partnership. However, despite of long holidays and endless days off, the beginning of the year gave a start to the processes that will be important for further developments in the region. Download the English version of the report here Download the Russian of the report... Read More

Azerbaijani Oil Income in February 2017

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Azerbaijani Oil Income in February 2017 The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) reports that the company exported 79,841 thousand tons of crude oil from the Russian port of Novorossiysk, 349,272 thousand tons of crude oil from the Georgian port of Supsa and 1,323 million tonnes of crude oil from the Turkish port of Ceyhan in February 2017. According to the SOCAR’s... Read More

The Ambassador of Switzerland has visited the CESD

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The Ambassador of Switzerland has visited the CESD The Center for Economic & Social Development welcomed H.E. the Ambassador of Switzerland to Azerbaijan Philipp Stalder on 22 February, 2017. This first visit of his Excellency to the think tank let the team of CESD introduce the structure of the center, mission and research papers that they are conducting. Dr. Vugar Bayramov... Read More

Foreign debt in Azerbaijan: realities and perspectives

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Foreign debt in Azerbaijan: realities and perspectives According to the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA), the external public debt of the country constituted $ 9,017 billion US in January 2017 (http://www.cbar.az/assets/4269/PSI_-_2016_-_son.pdf). CBA has announced that the country’s foreign reserve is 4.1 time more than the total foreign debt. The external public debt consists... Read More

CESD Report: The unexpected revenge of manat in Azerbaijan: what is going on in currency markets?

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CESD Report: The unexpected revenge of manat in Azerbaijan: what is going on in currency markets? The rapid appreciation of the national currency manat over recent days has created a shock effect across the local population. Everyone, including the participants of the currency markets are trying to understand the causes driving the existing developments in the value of currencies.... Read More