Under ISET affiliation Luc Leruth, the Lead Economist in the Policy Institute’s Governance and Social Policy Research Center, has recently been appointed a co-editor of The Open-Access, Open-Assessment Journal Economics. As a new form of academic journal, the publication incorporates a large research community with an open and innovative peer review process; where critically the research is seen as a cooperative enterprise between authors, editors, referees, and readers.

Naturally, we’re proud of the achievement and delighted that our economists are always working on innovative, international research. Luc thus joins our other established academics in collaborating on noteworthy global research. As such, he is not solely supporting local projects, but the wider economic world and Luc is undoubtedly helping to promote both Georgia and ISET with his sterling contributions to the field.

In early February, Dr Leruth gave a presentation to the G20's Task Force on Multilateralism and Global Governance. His address, entitled "Identifying Ultimate Beneficial Owners: A risk-based approach to improve the transparency of international financial flows", is also the key aspect of a research paper which is being co-authored and produced by representatives from the universities of Liege and Tilburg; it will be published by July. To have a member of ISET's faculty address members of a G20 Task Force is an extremely proud moment for ISET. The institute offers heartfelt congratulations him on yet another career achievement.

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