Can Georgia Find Its Place in the Global Economy? Economic Reform, Business Prospects, and the Middle Corridor

Event Format
In person
CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Georgia has in recent years experienced unprecedented growth as it expands its economic engagement with Turkey, China, and EU member states. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development describes Georgia today as an upper middle-income economy. It ranks among the top countries in the world in openness to foreign investment. What explains this economic growth? More importantly, is it an adequate picture of the Georgian economy today? We have invited Mamuka Khazaradze, a Harvard Business School alumnus (1998-2000) and co-founder of Georgia’s largest bank (TBC Bank), and Mariam Melikadze, director of the Data Insights Group at the New York Times (BA in economics from Harvard College, MBA from HBS) to discuss the present and future of the Georgian economy and what the country’s economic strategy should be in the volatile international environment today. 

Georgian food will be served.

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The Program on Georgian Studies is an activity of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University and is made possible by a sponsored research award from the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.


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