Vladimer Papava

Keywords Economics , Macroeconomics , political economy , Post-Communist Economies , geopolitics ,

Country: Georgia

Organization:Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

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Biography

Rector of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Academician Vladimer Papava    

Vladimer Papava was born in Tbilisi on March 25, 1955.  

In 1972 he finished Tbilisi secondary school No 15 with a gold medal. That same year he enrolled at the Faculty of Engineering Economics of the Tbilisi State University with a specialization in economic cybernetics graduating it with excellence in 1977. 
In 1977 he started to work as a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economics and Law of the Georgian Academy of Sciences. 
In 1978-1982 he was a research intern at the Central Economic Mathematical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and later a post-graduate student at the same institute.
In 1982 Vladimer Papava returned to the Institute of Economics and Law of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, where he held the positions of junior, senior, leading and principal research fellows. 
In 1991 he was elected as the Director of the Institute of Economics and Law. 
On June 24, 1994 Papava was appointed Minister of Economy by decision of the Head of State of Georgia; he held this position until May 2000. 
1996-2000 – Scientific Supervisor of the Paata Gugushvili Institute of Economics      
2000-2001 - Deputy Parliamentary Secretary of the President of Georgia
2000-2005 - Professor of the European School of Management (ESM-Tbilisi)
2000-present - Senior Fellow of the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS)
2003-2005 - Professor of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA); during the same years - Chair of the Department of Macroeconomics at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 
In 2004 Vladimer Papava was elected as a member of the Parliament of Georgia; 2004-2007 – Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Finance and Budget; 2007-2008 – member of the same committee. 
2005 –2006 - Principal Research Fellow at the Paata Gugushvili Institute of Economics; during the same years - Fulbright Fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University 
2008–present - Principal Research Fellow at the Paata Gugushvili Institute of Economics of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
In 1982 Papava defended his candidate dissertation on a topic: “Modeling of the region’s construction complex in the unified system of economic mathematical models of national economic development”; in 1989 – PhD dissertation on a topic: “Efficiency of social production and its sectoral analysis.” 
In 1990, by decision of the USSR Higher Attestation Commission, Papava was granted a scientific title of Senior Research Fellow, while in 1995, by decision of the Council of Professors of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, he was granted a scientific-pedagogic title of Professor with specialization in macroeconomics.     
In 1997 he was elected as a Corresponding Member of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, in 2013 a Full Member – Academician. 

Vladimir Papava is the author of 343 papers, monographs, textbooks and articles with 34 articles published in international and 24 – in Russian journals with high impact factor. He has published 14 monographs abroad (USA, Sweden, Russia, Greece, Azerbaijan). The citation index under Publish or Perish 4 is 490.
He is a member of the editorial boards of two international and one Russian scientific journals with high impact factors.  

Vladimir Papava is a member of the following academies, societies and associations: The Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (USA, 1990); The International Input - Output Association (Austria, 1992); The International Informatization Academy (UN, 1994); Georgian Academy of Economic Sciences (Georgia, 1994-2010); The New York Academy of Sciences (USA, 1995); The Western Economic Association International (USA, 1996); The International Academy of Sciences, Education, Industry and Arts (USA, 1997); The Royal Economic Society (Great Britain, 1997); The International Atlantic Economic Society (USA, 1998); Ludwig von Mises Institute (USA, 2006); American Economic Association (USA, 2006); The Central Eurasian Studies Society (USA, 2006); European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (Italy, 2006); American Political Science Association (USA, 2006); American Academy of Political and Social Science (USA, 2006). 
During years Vladimer Papava performed various duties: Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of the Georgian Academy of Sciences – Economic Series (1992-2005); Chairman of the Coordinating Economic Council of the Scientific Experts Board of Georgia (1992-2003); Member of the Economic Council of the President of Georgia (1993-2003; 2005-present); Alternate Governor of the World Bank for Georgia (USA, 1994-2000); Member of the Editorial Board of the Problems of Economic Transition (USA, 1997-present); Member of the Editorial Board of the Society and Economics (Russia, 1998-present); Member of the Editorial Board of the Central Asia and The Caucasus (Sweden, 2004-present); Member of the Editorial Board of The Caucasus & Globalization (Sweden, 2006-present); Member of the Transatlantic Steering Group for Project on Democratic Transitions (USA, 2006-present); Senior Associate Fellow of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center (Johns Hopkins University-SAIS) (2006-present); Member of the CASE (Center for Social and Economic Research) Advisory Council (Poland, 2007-present); Chairman of the Scientific Committee for Economics of the National Academy of Sciences of Georgia (2011-present); Member of the Board of Advisers of the Minister of Finance of Georgia (2013-present). 

He has received the following scientific awards: 

  • Republican Prize of the Ministry of Education of Georgia for the manual – “Economics of Industrial Firm” (co-author Giorgi Papava, 1987);
  • State Prize of Georgia in Science for the Series of Publications – “The Methods and Models of Macroeconomic Regulations” (together with a group of Georgian economists, 2004);
  • Philippe Gogichaishvili Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Georgia for the monograph published in the United States – Necroeconomics: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Capitalism (2008).
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Bibliography


Papava V., (2011) On the economic and energy Cooperation in the Caucasus. Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, vol: 5, 164-169


Ismailov E., Papava V., (2008) A new concept for the Caucasus. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, vol: 8, 283–298


Ismailov E., Papava V., (2006) The Central Caucasus: Essays on Geopolitical Economy. CA&CC Press® AB, Luleå.


Papava V., (2016) Georgia’s Choice: The European Union or the Eurasian Economic Union.


Papava V., (2009) Georgia's economy: post-revolutionary development and post-war difficulties. Central Asian Survey , vol: 28, 199-213


Papava V., (2013) The Eurasianism of Russian Anti-Westernism and the Concept of "Central Caucaso-Asia". Russian Politics & Law , vol: 51, 45-86


Papava V., (1996) The Georgian economy: From ‘shock therapy’ to ‘social promotion’. Communist Economies and Economic Transformation , vol: 8, 251-267


Papava V., (2009) The "Rosy" Mistakes of the IMF and World Bank in Georgia. Problems of Economic Transition , vol: 52, 44-55


Papava V., (2014) Georgia's Economy The Search for a Development Model. Problems of Economic Transition , vol: 57, 83-94


Papava V., (1998) Prospects for Foreign Investments and Strategic Economic Partnership in the Caucasus. Problems of Economic Transition , vol: 41, 79-88


Papava V., (2013) Economic Achievements of Postrevolutionary Georgia Myths and Reality. Problems of Economic Transition, vol: 56, 51-65


Papava V., (2006) Becoming European: Georgia’s Strategy for Joining the EU. Problems of Post-Communism , vol: 53, 6-32


Papava V., (2014) The Catch-Up Effect and Regional Comparisons of Growth Indicators. Problems of Economic Transition , vol: 57, 3-12


Papava V., (2006) The political economy of Georgia's Rose Revolution. Orbis, 657-667


Papava V., (2003) On the role of the International Monetary Fund in the post-communist transformation of Georgia. Emerging markets finance and Trade, vol: 39, 5-26


Papava V., (2008) Central Caucasasia” instead of “Central Eurasia. Central Asia and the Caucasus,


Papava V., (1999) Georgian Economy: Main Directions and Initial Results of Reforms.


Papava V., (2012) Anatomical Pathology of Georgia's Rose Revolution. Current Politics and Economics of the Caucasus Region ,


Papava V., (1999) The Georgian Economy: Problems of Reform. Eurasian studies, vol: 2, 52-62


Papava V., (2005) Necroeconomics: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Capitalism (Lessons from Georgia).


Papava V., (2005) The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline: Implications for Georgia. Starr, Frederick S./Cornell Svante E.: The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline: Oil Window to the West. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, Washington, DC,


Papava V., (2012) The Essence of Economic Reforms in Post-Revolution Georgia: What about the European Choice?.


Ismailov E., Papava V., (2008) The Central Caucasus: Problems of Geopolitical Economy.


Papava V., (2008) Georgia's hollow revolution: does Georgia's pro-western and anti-Russian policy amount to democracy. The Harvard International Review, vol: 6,


Papava V., (2012) Poverty reduction through private sector development in Georgia: policy, practice and perspectives.


Papava V., (unknown) On the Essence of Economic Reforms in Georgia, or How European is the European Choice of Post-Revolution Georgia? .


Papava V., (2002) On Some Errors of the International Monetary Fund in Georgia. VOPROSY ECONOMIKI, vol: 3,


Papava V., (2002) Leszek Balcerowicz and Georgia: A Pamphlet. Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies,


Papava V., (2011) Arménie, Azerbaïdjan, Géorgie : vingt ans de transition économique. The Cahiers de L'Orient, vol: 1, 35-46


Papava V., (2009) THE END OF THE FROZEN COLD WAR?. Caucasian Review of International Affairs, vol: 3,


Papava V., (2005) Necroeconomics: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Capitalism: Lessons from Georgia. NECROECONOMICS✦THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OFPOST-COMMUNIST CAPITALISM(Lessons from Georgia)Vladimer PapavaiUniverse,