CESD Guest Professor Seminar

CESD Guest Professor Seminar CESD organized the Guest Professor Seminar on May 29, 2013 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Jose Cordeiro, a director of Venezuela Node, The Millennium Project and Energy Advisor/Faculty, Singularity University, NASA Ames, California, USA presented his “The Post-Petroleum World Future Energy Trends and Life After Oil” paper. Mr. Cordeiro studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA, where he received his Bachelor of Science... Read More

New WTO Accession Negotiations: New Hopes?

New WTO Accession Negotiations: New Hopes? The next round of bilateral consultations between World Trade Organization (WTO) and Azerbaijan started in Geneva on June 03, 2013. The negotiation round will be completed on June 07, 2013 . “They are expected to involve representatives from 10-12 countries. Full-fledged bilateral negotiations will be held with some of them and talks on specific issues with others”- Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) reported. “At the... Read More

Call for Participation at the CESD Guest Professor Seminar

Call for Participation at the CESD Guest Professor Seminar CESD is pleased to invite all interested scholars to participate at next Guest Professor Seminar on May 29, 2013 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Jose Cordeiro, a director of Venezuela Node, The Millennium Project and Energy Advisor/Faculty, Singularity University, NASA Ames, California, USA will present his “The Post-Petroleum World Future Energy Trends and Life After Oil” paper. Mr. Cordeiro studied at the Massachusetts Institute... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in The First Four Months in 2013; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in The First Four Months in 2013; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first four months of year on May, 17, 2013. Independent calculated data show that decline in oil production and oil export was continued in the first four months of 2013. Meanwhile, the government reports also proof that decline in oil export continue in the same period of 2013. State Oil Company of Azerbaijan... Read More

CESD-KAS Training on CSR

CESD-KAS Training on CSR CESD organized round-table discussion for Civil Society Organizations’ leaders with support from Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) on May 15, 2013 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Maria Prohaska, director of Center for Economic Development (CED) from Bulgaria presented Bulgarian Experience on promoting of corporative social responsibility and listed out implications from Azerbaijan. The event was organized within the framework of “Promoting of Public Awareness... Read More

Azerbaijan: As Incomes Rise, Fortunetelling Booms

Azerbaijan: As Incomes Rise, Fortunetelling Booms While Azerbaijan grows rich from energy extracted from beneath the land and sea, quacks and charlatans in the Caspian Basin nation are making hay. In a national survey conducted earlier this year by the Baku-based Center for Economic and Social Development, an internationally recognized independent think-tank, roughly a quarter of the 500 respondents said that they had visited a psychic, shaman, fortuneteller or astrologer in 2012. Based... Read More

Considering Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union: For Azerbaijan, Disadvantages Outweigh Advantages

Considering Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union: For Azerbaijan, Disadvantages Outweigh Advantages The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is an economic integration project, similar to the European Union, proposed by the Russian Federation (RF) in late 2011. The EEU is an extension of existing integrative projects of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and other countries (namely, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), and especially... Read More

Failure in Azerbaijan Government T-bills

Failure in Azerbaijan Government T-bills Short-term government bonds (T-bills) of the Ministry of Finance of Azerbaijan, whose sales have resumed at the Baku Stock Exchange for the first time since 3 May 2013 are still not in grave demand. So far the MoF managed to raise through the sale of T-bills only AZN 2.8 million with target of AZN 16 million, while the first, second, fourth and fifth auctions on bonds of such kind turned out ineffective in 2013. The BSE reports that on... Read More

Harvard University adds CESD into its official think tank directory.

The prestigious US university, Harvard University, has added the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) into its official think tank directory.  The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has released information about it.  Moreover, the name of CESD has been posted on the university website: Link is available here  Read More

SOFAZ Speaks in Russian

SOFAZ Speaks in Russian CESD:  Purchasing of “VTB Bank” s shares is a political message State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan bought additional share emission of VTB Bank, Russia. The volume of the issue is RR 102.5 billion (quantity – 2.5 trillions, face value – RR 0.041). The emission has already been registered by Russian Bank. CESD argues that purchasing of “VTB Bank” s shares should be considered as a political decision, “it is a political message.... Read More