Field of research: Macroeconomics

Giorgi Shavreshiani

Giorgi Shavreshiani joined the Agriculture and Rural Policy Research Center at the ISET Policy Institute as a Researcher in August 2023. He received his bachelor’s degree with a Macroeconomics module from Tbilisi State University and completed a Master’s degree in Economics at ISET in 2020.

After graduating from ISET, Giorgi worked at the State Audit Office of Georgia at the Department of Performance Audit. Since September 2021, he is a visiting lecturer at Ilia State University, teaching Principles of Economics to first-year BA Students.

Alaksandr Hancharonak

Alaksandr works as a Researcher at BEROC. He graduated from the Belarusian State Economic University in 2018 and has previously worked as an Education and People Research Analyst at EPAM Systems (2017-2021).

(Last updated March 2023)

Erekle Shubitidze

Erekle Shubitidze is a Researcher at the ISET Policy Institute, having joined ISET-PI in October 2020. Erekle holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Georgia. In 2020, he received an MA in Economics from ISET, with his Master’s project focusing on social preferences in a variant of economic games. Prior to starting his job at the ISET Policy Institute, he was a teaching assistant for Master’s degree students at ISET, teaching Macroeconomics modules I & II, Game Theory, and Introductory Finance.

Last updated February, 2023. 

Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Umeå University, Sweden. He completed his PhD at Royal Holloway in 2021. His research focuses predominantly on the Macroeconomics of Labour Markets.

(Last updated October 2022)

Anders Paalzow

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Anders Paalzow is a Rector of Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. Professor Anders Paalzow has been the Rector of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga since 1999 and is Chair of the Board for the Baltic International Centre of Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS) and Connect Latvia. Holding a PhD in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics, he is also a member of the Latvian Academy of Science with elected members, such as prominent scientists and other scholars to report promptly to the Government about scientific research findings.

His main research interests cover macroeconomics, economic growth, public debt, regional development and the economics of racetrack betting.

(Last updated September 2022)


Sergo Gadelia

Sergo works as a junior researcher at ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from ISET. Before joining ISET-PI, Sergo completed his internship at the National Bank of Georgia’s Financial Stability Department, where he worked on the Georgian guideline for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) risk management. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics, growth theory, and urban and regional economics.

(Last updated February 2022)

Mariam Katsadze

Mariam Katsadze joined ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) in February 2019. She is a member of the Private Sector Research Center (PSDRC) and is involved in private sector development projects.

Ms. Katsadze holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from ISET and is a graduate of Class 2018. Prior to graduating ISET she received her Bachelor’s degree with a Macroeconomics module from Tbilisi State University in 2016. From 2017-2018, she worked as a teaching assistant at ISET, lecturing in Macroeconomics course to first-year MA students. After graduating from ISET, Mariam worked at the Policy and Management Consulting Group – PMCG as a project officer, where she was involved in infrastructural development projects. Since September 2018, she is also a visiting lecturer at Ilia State University, teaching Principles of Economics to first-year BA Students.

Giorgi Mzhavanadze

Giorgi Mzhavanadze is a Senior Researcher at the ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI). Giorgi specializes in macroeconomic research and is responsible for the quarterly Macroeconomic review, analyzing macroeconomic trends in Georgia, and writing blogs on different economic topics.

Giorgi Mzhavanadze is actively involved in various research projects and is providing research assistance for ADB, UNDP, USAID and other international organizations, as well as the Georgian Government. Giorgi also works as a lecturer in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Practice Courses in Excel at Ilia State University, having previously lectured at Tbilisi State University and the University of Georgia.

His academic background includes a BA in Macroeconomics and MA in Economics. Currently, Giorgi is an Economics Ph.D. student at Tbilisi State University.

*Last updated April 2021

Douglas L. Campbell

Douglas L. Campbell holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UC Davis with specializations in International Economics, Economic History, and Open-Economy Macroeconomics, and was previously a Staff Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during the Obama administration, and also worked as a Modeling Analyst at the Democratic National Committee during the 2010 midterm elections. He currently works as an Assistant Professor at the New Economic School. He is one of the top 150 most followed economists in the world on Twitter @TradeandMoney.

Lev Lvovskiy

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Lev Lvovskiy is a Research Fellow at BEROC. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Perm State Technical University in 2010 and he obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Iowa in 2017. Lev Lvovskiy has been focusing his research on areas such as macroeconomics, demographic economy, economic inequality, and income uncertainty.

(Last updated March 2021)