Professor Nazim Imanov: “Our main goal is to turn the Institute of Economics into a center of economic research”


This idea was voiced at the international conference dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Institute of Economy of ANAS by, director of the Institute, doctor of economy Nazim Imanov. In his report, the scientist gave extensive information about the innovative projects implemented by the institute in the contemporary period, the researches carried out there, and the future work to be done.

“Institute of Economy is one of the country’s leading scientific centers in the field of economics,” he said. According to him, this organization consists of 13 scientific and 6 administrative departments, and has 200 employees. 19 of them are doctors of economics and 52 are economists. In 2018, the Higher Attestation Commission, which has presented two diplomas of doctoral degrees, was presented.

Professor N.Imanov noted the Institute’s role in the implementation of “Strategic Road Map on Economic Reforms”.

According to the scientist, as in other institutions of ANAS, the Institute of Economy conducts research in priority directions that meet world challenges. The scientific articles prepared by researchers are published in the world-renowned, highly-indexed magazines from their achievements.

He gave a lecture on “discussion and award-winning yards” at the Institute of Economics, saying that there established a discussion club “Creative Economics”, “Doctors” and “Young Scholars”. These clubs hold seminars and presentations on relevant issues and exchange views with the participants. Representatives of state and government agencies, as well as experts from outside organizations are invited to the discussions.

The speaker said that for the first time in Azerbaijan, the Institute of Economy has participated in the preparation of a state program based on the order. In 2017, the Central Bank and “MasterCard Advisors” have come together to develop a “State Program on Digital Payment Expansion in the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2018-2020”. The program was approved 10 days ago by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The director of the Institute informed the participants of the event about the perspectives and goals of the organization headed by him. The main goal is to turn the Institute of Economic Studies into a major economic research center in Azerbaijan: “We want to build an institution where scientists and experts here are distinguished by the innovation and constructiveness of their research.”

Professor N.Imanov congratulated the employees of the last organization on the occasion of the 60th jubilee and wished them new creative achievements.