The International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) was honored to host Mr. Archil Mestvirishvili, the Acting Governor of the National Bank of Georgia, for a public lecture on Wednesday, June 7. The event was attended by a large audience comprising students, faculty members, and ISET Policy Institute researchers.

The lecture, titled "Price Stability and Financial Stability in an Uncertain World," provided valuable insights into the challenges and strategies associated with maintaining stability in the face of economic uncertainties. Presenter drew from his extensive experience in monetary policy and financial regulation to address the critical topic.

Throughout his presentation, Mr. Mestvirishvili emphasized the importance of price stability and its role in stable, long-term economic growth. He discussed the strategies employed by the National Bank of Georgia to ensure stable prices and mitigate risks in an uncertain economic environment. The lecture not only offered theoretical perspectives but also provided practical examples to illustrate the complexities faced by central banks in achieving stability objectives.

The audience actively participated in the lecture, engaging in a lively question and answer session following the presentation.

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The National Bank of Georgia, in cooperation with the International School of Economics at TSU (ISET), is announcing a new competition to discover and support ISET’s best and most talented students.

The competition is open to 3rd and 4th year ISET undergraduate and graduate students. Where students interested in economic and financial issues will have a chance to consult with experts from the National Bank of Georgia, gaining their help in clearly defining the purpose, task, and solutions of their bachelor’s or master’s thesis, and in obtaining and collecting data.

The aim of the competition, initiated by the National Bank of Georgia, is in general to encourage young people to take an interest in research papers and to increase their involvement in research. Papers will be accepted in fields that are particularly relevant to the National Bank of Georgia, such as financial stability, macroeconomics and statistics, and those that aim to contribute to the in-depth study of topics important to central banks.

The winning candidates will be given the opportunity to complete a 3-month paid internship at the National Bank of Georgia.

Competition entries will be accepted between 4 and 15 May 2021.

Detailed information about the competition can be found in the following link

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