The Second City Effect in...

In his book, The Rise and Fall of Nations, Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley, a US...

8 April, 2021 / Rovshan Aghayev

Why Is It Impossible To...

It is easy to measure the quantity of housing in Azerbaijan because, according to the reports submitted by various agencies...

22 March, 2021 / Rovshan Aghayev

The Minimum Wage and Wage...

According to the Labor Code, the minimum wage is a social norm that determines the minimum level of monthly wages...

9 March, 2021 / Farid Mehralizadeh

Changing the Economy Without Changing...

On February 2, the national priorities for the socio-economic development of Azerbaijan over the next 10 years were set by...

26 February, 2021 / Rovshan Aghayev

Scaling Laws in Stock Prices

In Glattfelder, Dupuis and Olsen (2011) and several previous articles, it has been shown that there is a shortage of...

8 February, 2021 / Hikmat Abdulazizov

Pandemic 2020: Key Outcomes for...

The year 2020 has already entered history as a year of a global pandemic, almost half of which was spent...

24 December, 2020 / Rovshan Aghayev

How the 2008 and COVID-19...

Among economists, it is common practice to compare and contrast economic crises, and to try to ascertain root causes and...

1 December, 2020 / Leon Damian

How Can the Heads of...

President Aliyev's instructions to the heads of local executive authorities to attract investors to the provinces at any cost are...

7 November, 2020 / Rovshan Aghayev

Azerbaijan-China relations 

The modern era of Azerbaijan-China relations began with the People’s Republic of China’s recognition of Azerbaijan’s independence on December 27,...

22 September, 2020 / Shahin Jafarli

Vector-Autoregressive Analysis of the Exchange...

In Azerbaijan, the exchange rate follows a fixed exchange rate regime. Moreover, Azerbaijan is a heavily oil-dependent country. That is...

1 September, 2020 / Hikmat Abdulazizov

The Austerity Era and Its...

In 2008 when the financial crisis hit the USA and sent shock waves around the world, most major countries began...

23 August, 2020 / Leon Damian

SOCAR: Big Problems at the...

At an online meeting on August 6 between President Ilham Aliyev and several ministers on the socio-economic situation and the...

21 August, 2020 / Samir Aliyev

The Next Wave of Privatization...

In a period of economic stagnation in Azerbaijan, a discussion has been growing around the issue of privatization. Amidst the...

6 August, 2020 / Farid Mehralizadeh

Azərbaycanda Məzənnənin Vektor Avtoreqressiv Analizi...

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24 July, 2020 / Hikmat Abdulazizov

Social development in Azerbaijan: illusion...

In Azerbaijan, over the past 15 years, a total of more than 80 billion USD has been spent on social...

20 June, 2020 / Ingilab Ahmadov

The deposit insurance mechanism: Protecting...

The decision of the Central Bank to close 4 banks raised again the issue of the shortcomings in the deposit...

25 May, 2020 / Samir Aliyev

Budget Transparency and New Challenges...

We are entering a new era, the details of which we can not yet fully imagine. But it seems clear...

22 May, 2020 / Ingilab Ahmadov

Ekonometrikanın Təbiəti və İqtisadi Data

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26 April, 2020 / Hikmat Abdulazizov

The Threat of Economic Crisis:...

In a previous article, I analyzed the state of households. The main conclusion was that households had greater immunity in...

23 April, 2020 / Rovshan Aghayev

The Threat of an Economic...

The catastrophic disruption of the global economy brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an earthquake in world oil...

11 April, 2020 / Rovshan Aghayev

Why Are Consumer Loans on...

Recently, in economic discussions, one of the topics that government officials have been most concerned about is the increase in...

2 April, 2020 / Farid Mehralizadeh

Parlamentdə iqtisadi qərarların qəbulu: nəyi...

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11 February, 2020 / Rovshan Aghayev

2020-ci il üçün büdcə xərcləmələri:...

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29 December, 2019 / Rovshan Aghayev

The Azerbaijani Parliament’s Budget Discussions

The Azerbaijani parliament has essentially finished discussing the 2020 budget - the next two sessions are formalities. For many years,...

19 November, 2019 / Rovshan Aghayev

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, 2019 / 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, 2019 / 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, 2019 / 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, 2019 / 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, 2019 / 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, 2019 / 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, 2019 / 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, 2019 / 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, 2019 / 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, 2019 / 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, 2019 / 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, 2019 / Rovshan Aghayev

“Evdar məşğulluq”: İşsizləri udan sirli...

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21 December, 2018 / 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, 2018 / 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, 2018 / 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, 2018 / 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, 2018 / 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, 2018 / Samir Aliyev