Tinatin Akhvlediani is a Researcher at CEPS’ Foreign Policy unit. Her expertise and publications are focused on ICT and international trade. Her geographic area of expertise is Eastern Partnership with a specific focus on the EU’s Association Agreements and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Tinatin holds a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Warsaw and Master’s degrees in International Economics from the University of Warsaw and European Economic Studies from the College of Europe.
Before joining CEPS, she worked as a research assistant at the Digital Economy Lab, jointly established by the University of Warsaw and Google, and as an academic assistant at the College of Europe. Since 2017, Tinatin is leading a research project on effects of ICT on exports of firms in Central and Eastern Europe granted by the National Science Centre of Poland. On this topic, she conducted research visits at Indiana University in the United States, Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies in Austria and Shanghai University in China. Her research outcomes have been presented at the international conferences in Europe as well as in Canada, United States, China and Australia.