Deputy Head of the Agriculture and Rural Policy Research Center


Ia Katsia is a graduate of the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) with a specialization in Agricultural Economics, and also holds a BA in Economics from Akaki Tsereteli State University. As Deputy Head of the Agricultural Policy Research Center at the ISET Policy Institute, Ia focuses her research on agricultural and rural development policy. Throughout her years at ISET-PI, she has participated in a number of projects, including Regulatory Impact Assessments (RIAs), Value Chain Analyses, production of policy papers and briefs about agricultural trade, rural development, and price fluctuations.

Ia is also responsible for the monthly Khachapuri Index publications. Her main research interests are Agriculture Economics, Climate Change, and Food Security and Sustainable Development. In addition, Ia has more than five years of experience in teaching a number of economics disciplines.




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pdf Curriculum vitae


1. The Effect of Reduced Wine Exports on Grape Prices

2. The Role of Family Farming in the Sustainable Development of Agriculture Sector and Poverty Reduction in Georgia

3. Feasibility Study on Agricultural Insturance in Georgia

4. Bumper Analysis of Agricultural Sector of Georgia

5. Assessment of the Agricultural Card Program in Georgia

7. Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) on the Crop Insurance Reform of Georgia

8. Agriculture and Food Production: Potential in Georgia

9. Assess the Food Security Data Relevance and Collection Mechanisms in the South Caucasus

10. Livestock Farm-Enterprise Models in Kakheti Region

11. Meet The Meat Demand

12. An Assessment of Enterprise Performance of Agricultural Cooperatives

13. Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) of the Draft Law of Georgia on Biodiversity

14. Study on Private Service Providers in Organic Hazelnut Value Chain in Georgia

15. Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) on Draft Law on Windbreaks

16. Georgia Dairy Market System Analysis and Mapping

17. Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) of the Draft Law on Soil Protection

18. The Impact of Sanitary, Phytosanitary, and Quality-related Standards on the Trade Flow between CAREC Countries and Georgia

19. Study of Value Added Tax (VAT) Exemption Benefits for Increasing the Competitiveness of the Georgian Dairy Sector

20. Rapid Assessment for community-based Mountain Tourism Development in the South Caucasus

21. RIA on High Mountainous Region Designation of Energy Development and Access

22. Developing a Water Policy Outlook for Georgia: country assessment

23. Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) on the Draft Law on Agritourism

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