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CESD Research Paper: An analysis of the costs and benefits of increasing Baku’s public transportation tariffs

CESD Research Paper: An analysis of the costs and benefits of increasing Baku’s public transportation tariffs According to a resolution of the Tariff Council of Azerbaijan, starting from August 2018, prices of passenger transportation services were increased by 50% across the board. The increase in prices covers both bus and metro transportation. Note that the […]

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Amendments to the 2018 State Budget in Azerbaijan: Back to the oil boom period?

Amendments to the 2018 State Budget in Azerbaijan: Back to the oil boom period? As expected, in the 2nd week of June, the Azerbaijani government started to revise the state budget and make amendments to it. It should be noted that the higher-than-expected prices of hydrocarbon products in global markets have created a basis for […]

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A decline in the Central Bank’s reserves and growth in demand for foreign currency in Azerbaijan: What’s next?

A decline in the Central Bank’s reserves and growth in demand for foreign currency in Azerbaijan: What’s next? Demand for foreign currency auctions is increasing, foreign currency reserves of the Central Bank are decreasing and the Manat money base is getting smaller. These developments occurrence raises a question in the minds of stakeholders: will the […]

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CESD Brief: Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Trump, Iran and Azerbaijan: how to be a good neighbour in a turbulent geopolitical context?

CESD Brief: Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Trump, Iran and Azerbaijan: how to be a good neighbour in a turbulent geopolitical context? In 2015, the Obama administration – in a joint endeavour with the other UN Security Council Permanent Members (UN SC P5) and Germany – drafted an agreement regarding the peaceful resolution of Iran’s […]

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Call for Applications: CESD Summer Internship Program in Azerbaijan

Call for Applications: CESD Summer Internship Program in Azerbaijan The Center for Economic & Social Development (CESD) is pleased to announce the CESD Summer Internship Program. An Internship opportunity for the months of June-September 2018. The offer is valid for local and international applicants. The internship opportunity will last up to 3 months period with […]