Field of research: Policy

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 has been a visiting lecturer at Ilia State University, teaching Principles of Economics to first-year BA Students.

[Last updated March 2024]

Tatia Khidasheli

Tatia Khidasheli is a researcher at the Agricultural Policy Research Center at the ISET Policy Institute. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the International School of Economics at TSU (ISET) and completed her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU).

In 2020, Tatia began her career at the State Audit Office of Georgia as a performance auditor, contributing to projects addressing economic efficiency and effectiveness issues within government entities and programs. As of 2022, Tatia serves as a Visiting Lecturer at Ilia State University.

[Last updated March 2024]

Mery Julakidze

Mery Julakidze is a Junior Researcher at ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from International School of Economics (ISET). Over the course of her studies and career, Mery has demonstrated a particular interest in gender economics, public policy, and development economics. In her BA thesis, she studied gender, ethnicity, and age pay gaps in the Georgian labor market.

[Last updated March 2022]

Maria Perrotta Berlin

Maria Perrotta Berlin is Assistant Professor and Policy and Communication Manager at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE). She earned her Ph.D. from the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University. Maria’s main research interests are development and political economics, with a focus on gender issues and environmental policy.

Last updated September 2023


Natalya Volchkova

Natalya Volchkova

Natalya Volchkova is a Director of the Centre for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR at NES) and a Senior Lecturer at the New Economic School (NES) in Moscow, Russian Federation. She holds a Ph.D. from the Central Economic and Mathematics Institute of Russian Academy of Science.

She serves as a member of the Committee for Development Policy, United Nations, a member of the Expert Council of Open Government of Russia, member of the Expert Council of Accounting Chamber of RF and some others. In 2008, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship. In 2016 she was nominated for Yegor Gaidar Award in Economics.

Her research interests are in the areas of international trade theory and policy, natural resource economics and corporate governance.

(Last updated October 2019)