Workshop on competitiveness in Azerbaijan: concepts, measurement and analysis

Client/Funding Institution

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


The aim of this project was to provide Azerbaijani members of government and non-government organisation with an in-depth training in analysing the competitveness of their economy. In this context, wiiw prepared a 1-day seminar on various aspects of competitiveness for 50 participants in Baku. The workshop was structured into three sessions. The first session presented a concept for measuring competitiveness (e.g. real exchange rates, unit labour costs, revealed comparative advantages, market share analysis). The second session famliarised the participants with issues of trade competitiveness and industrial policy, the final session with foreign direct investment and privatisation policies and restructuring.


September 2012 - October 2012

wiiw team Leader

Peter Havlik

wiiw Staff

Ronald Hartwig, Gabor Hunya, Roman Stöllinger

Keywords: competitiveness, South Caucasus

Countries covered: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI