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Vusal Gasimli

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vusal Gasimli works as a Head of Department in the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He was president of “ANS-PRESS” Publishing House from 2005-2007 and expert in the European Union in 2009-2010. He graduated Azerbaijan State Economic University and received his Master degree in Economics in 1997. He received his MA in journalism from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (based on the study program of Louisiana State University) in 2004. He received PhD on Economics in Baku in 2009. Being a results-driven researcher with strong background in macro-economics, he focuses his studying on the world economy, economic development, competitiveness, modernization and geo-economics. In recent years, he has hosted and participated in more than 20 academic research projects, published about 500 articles, wrote or co-authored 10 books. Recent books of Dr.Gasimli entitled "Resource-rich countries: Modernization and Diversification" was printed by German Academic Publishing House in 2013 and "Geo-economics" was printed by Anadolu University in Turkey in 2015. Dr. Vusal Gasimli got the award of Astana Economic Forum for outstanding research achievements in 2012. He worked as a guest scholar in Korea Institute for International Policy in 2013. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vusal Gasimli delivered lectures at prestigious universities such as Washington, California, Hanyan, Milan Catholic, Warsaw, Hankuk, Cairo, Rio de Janeiro etc. He knows Azerbaijani, English, Russian, Spanish (elementary proficiency) and Turkish. More information on Dr. Gasimli can be found at