At the start of a new academic year, ISET has made a quick return to participating in international academic events. Between September 6 and 8, Professor Norberto Pignatti presented his research on the links between risk attitudes and labor market outcomes (with particular regards to whether individuals end up working informally or not) in the Georgian labor market at the 15th European Association for Comparative Economic Studies Conference, in Warsaw. The paper shows that linkages between risk attitudes and labor market outcomes differ depending on the characteristic of the labor markets under observation (rural vs. urban) and on whether employees or the self-employed are examined.

ISET would like to congratulate resident faculty members Norberto Pignatti and Karine Torosyan on the publication of a new article (together with Maksym Obrizan of the Kyiv School of Economics) entitled “Job market outcomes for IDPs: The case of Georgia”, in the Journal of Comparative Economics. Working Paper versions of the article are available here, and here.

The authors studied the labor market performance of Internally displaced people (IDPs) in Georgia. Their analysis indicate that the labour market outcomes for IDPs are much worse than those for local residents, both in terms of labor market participation, unemployment and remuneration, with gaps not reducing over time. ISET is proud that Professors Pignatti and Torosyan have authored yet another international paper and wishes them more academic successes in the future.

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