Job Creation Statistics: Are the...

The official statistical agency of Azerbaijan is perhaps one of the few such agencies in the world that produces and...

3 October / Rovshan Aghayev

The Trans-Caspian Knot: Why Does...

After the collapse of the USSR, Caspian hydrocarbon resources began to be exploited independently by the states along its coasts....

23 September / Shahin Jafarli

Baku Without a Mayor

For the last 20 years, the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, has been experiencing continuous demolitions, constructions, and excavations. While some residents...

9 September / Samir Aliyev

Azerbaijan’s Rapidly Aging Automotive Fleet

The "golden decade" of oil wealth in Azerbaijan (2005-2015) was also marked by the rapid growth of the country's automotive...

30 August / Rovshan Aghayev

Why Are Interest Rates High?

The issue of high annual interest rates is currently a hot topic. When this problem is raised, mutual accusations begin,...

23 July / Samir Aliyev

Rising Salaries, a Changing Budget,...

On June 18, Azerbaijan’s president issued 17 different orders increasing salaries. One of those orders is related to an increase...

8 July / Rovshan Aghayev

Can the Development Model of...

We definitely live in the anthropocene. That is to say that due to steady economic growth, nature is subject to...

11 June / Ilaha Abasli

Reform Debates: What Real Reforms...

The topic of reform has been a theme of official propaganda for the last four years. It seems that it...

3 June / Rovshan Aghayev

Structural Reforms in Azerbaijan

In order to create favorable conditions for economic development and to ensure dynamic development in Azerbaijan, structural reforms are very...

13 May / Farid Mehralizadeh

The Country with the Lowest...

The 2018 United Nations Human Development Report can be viewed as a source that everyone can reference with pride. According...

7 May / Rovshan Aghayev

The Exchange Rate Policies of...

Periodically in the international press, there are heated debates about international currency wars. Countries accuse one another of stimulating exports...

2 May / Samir Aliyev

Azerbaijan’s Earnings from Foreign Tourism:...

Excluding natural resources, tourism is at the top of the list of the priority sectors selected by the Azerbaijani government....

25 April / Rovshan Aghayev

(Azerbaijani) “Evdar məşğulluq”: İşsizləri udan...

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21 December / Rovshan Aghayev

Entrepreneurs Left Without Money

The devaluation that took place in 2015 has created a number of problems not only for the the banking sector,...

2 June / Samir Aliyev

The Richest Poor

Although the title sounds strange, according to official statistics, the poor population in Azerbaijan receive a greater share of income...

23 May / Rovshan Aghayev

Statistics that can’t hide the...

The official statistics has to be reliable; otherwise economic decisions cannot meet either present or long-term goals.  For example, if...

2 May / Rovshan Aghayev

Why does Azerbaijan’s score on...

The Open Budget Survey 2017 full report that includes 115 countries across the world was released at the end of...

1 May / Azer Mehtiyev

Can the minimum wage meet...

A minimum wage is the minimum amount of remuneration that an employer is required to pay wage earners. In other...

30 April / Samir Aliyev