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On 24-25 August, 2017, the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) with the support of the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, the Tbilisi State University and the Italian Embassy in Tbilisi (Georgia) are organizing a Workshop on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The objective is to bring together researchers active in the field and to create an opportunity to generate discussion and interaction between local academics and policy makers and international researchers. The members of the organizing committee are: Ufuk Akcigit (University of Chicago), Salomé Baslandze (EIEF), Luigi Guiso (EIEF), Lia Goderdzishvili (ISET), Giorgi Ninua (ISET).

Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):

Georgia’s flagging agricultural sector is receiving assistance from a number of international governments, organizations and institutions, and ISET is right at the heart of efforts to revitalize this essential part of the national economy.

On July 18-19, Irakli Kochlamazishvili, Nino Kakulia and Daviti Zhorzholiani of the APRC visited the CARE Consortium office under the ENPARD project in Samtredia, Imereti, and met with representatives from a number of ENPARD-funded agriculture cooperatives. They introduced the farmers to the GFA-ISET Analytics system and the AGRIndex that are both based on the Market Price Information System (MPIS).

On July 18 2017, Mr. Nicola Mariani, managing partner of Dechert Georgia LLC, visited ISET within its Summer School programme and discussed economic reforms, political transition and development organized by International School of Economics (ISET). Mr. Mariani talked about the reforms that have been implemented by the governments of Georgia, and what should be done to ensure the independence, professionalism and efficiency of the judicial system, which is crucially important to ensure that Georgia remains an attractive country for foreign investors.

“Investors need reliable court systems all over the world,” stated Mr. Mariani while going over the reforms in the Georgian Judicial System. According to him, the Georgian judicial system has undergone significant reforms since adopting the organic laws on Common Courts and on the Supreme Court in 1997-1998, major achievements of which – among others – are the passing of the Organic Law on Common Courts of Georgia, the passing of the Organic Law on the Supreme Court of Georgia, the introduction of a new system for the appointment of judges, and the appointment of judges who have passed exams and gone through a stringent selection process.

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