CESD Research Paper: Feasibility study on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between Azerbaijan and the European Union

CESD Research Paper: Feasibility study on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between Azerbaijan and the European Union The trade relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union are a substantial part of enhancing economic and political relations among both parties. Recent years have been characterized by an expansion of the trade volume between two parties; the EU turned out to be Azerbaijan’s biggest trade partner, in terms... Read More

Azerbaijan’s accession to the WTO: Assessing the macroeconomic consequences for the economy of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s accession to the WTO: Assessing the macroeconomic consequences for the economy of Azerbaijan The paper analyzes the macroeconomic consequences for Azerbaijan’s economy in case the country joins the World Trade Organization (WTO ). Existing studies primarily draw on qualitative methods, while for this study a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model of the economy is calculated to simulate the consequences of WTO accession. The authors... Read More

Call for Papers to CESD & KAS İnternational Conference on WTO Accession

Call for Papers to CESD & KAS İnternational Conference on WTO Accession CESD is pleased to invite all interested scholars to submit their abstracts to the CESD & KAS İnternational Conference titled as “Azerbaijan’s Accession to the WTO in Context of the European Integration”. The conference will be taken place in Baku, Azerbaijan on October, 01, 2014. The deadline for submitting abstracts is May 30, 2014 and working languages... 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... Read More

“In the next two years Azerbaijan will not enter the WTO”

“In the next two years Azerbaijan will not enter the WTO” Interview by Ramin Naziev, Baku, exclusively to Vestnik Kavkaza Director of the Center for Economic and Social Development, PhD Vugar Bayramov, summed up the results of 2012 in Azerbaijan’s economy in an interview to VK. – How can you evaluate the work of the National Endowment for Entrepreneurs of Azerbaijan? In your opinion, did the grants issued through this fund... Read More

Russia’s accession to the WTO on Azerbaijan Economy

Russia’s accession to the WTO on Azerbaijan Economy Workshop on the impact of Russia’s accession to the WTO on Azerbaijan economy was held in Baku, Azerbaijan on December, 2012 with financial and logistical support from GIZ, Germany with organizational support of Academic Director, Head of the Center for Economic Studies of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Ukraine, the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD).... Read More

ECONOMETRIC MODELS OF IMPACT OF RUSSIA’S ACCESSION TO THE WTO ON AZERBAIJAN

ECONOMETRIC MODELS OF IMPACT OF RUSSIA’S ACCESSION TO THE WTO ON AZERBAIJAN Baku Seminar on Econometric models and presentation of analyses of impact of Russia’s accession to the WTO on Azerbaijan was taken place in Baku, Azerbaijan on November 05th, 2012 by support of GIZ, CESD-Center for Economic and Social Development, Azerbaijan and Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Ukraine with representatives from government agencies,... Read More

Next Round WTO Negotiations; No New Promises?

Next round WTO Negotiations; No New Promises? Next round negotiations of Azerbaijan’s Accession to the WTO will be at the last week of November, 2012, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev told Trend on September, 11, 2012. “We have a maximum of four to six weeks beforehand to send answers to WTO member countries’ questions, proposals for negotiations and so on. Work on the answers is almost complete and I think we... Read More

Spotlight on Azerbaijan

Spotlight on Azerbaijan The CESD developed economic part of the report The Foreign Policy Center, UK, produced report titled “Spotlight on Azerbaijan”. Spotlight on Azerbaijan contains a broad analysis of some of challenges Azerbaijan faces, and explores the role and goals of the international community. The report makes a series of recommendations for action. The economic part of the report was developed by the Center for Economic and Social... Read More

CESD Welcomes New Visiting Professor from the US

CESD Welcomes New Visiting Professor from the US Sherman Katz, senior advisor of Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, USA, visited Azerbaijan with invitation of Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) on May 2nd-4th, 2012. The trip is organized within the CESD Visiting Professor Program. Ms. Leyla Aliyeva, CESD PR Manager, mentioned Mr. Katz will have discussions with senior officials of Azerbaijan. He will visit President... Read More

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