Eric Livny

Eric Livny

President, ISET & ISET Policy Institute

Eric Livny possesses more than 20 years of experience of working at the interface of economics education, research and policy consulting in Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus. He currently serves as president of the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) and the affiliated ISET Policy Institute – the first university-based economic policy think-tank in the South Caucasus ( Living in Georgia since 2007, Eric consults the Georgian government, international organizations and business associations on issues of international competitiveness, industrial policy, regulatory impact assessment, deregulation and quality of the business environment, education and labor market reforms, agricultural and rural development policies. In addition to his work at ISET, Eric chairs the Economic Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC-Georgia) and serves as Advisor to Georgia’s Minister of Economic and Sustainable Development Dimitri Kumsishvili. Eric frequently moderates public policy debates, and publishes his views on policy through the ISET Economist Blog ( and columns with The Financial, Georgia Today, Forbes-Georgia and


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