Education and Qualifications

2010-2014     PhD Economics, University of London, Royal Holloway

  • Thesis title: Contingencies in Economic Growth and Development: An Empirical Investigation of Potential Sources of Exogenous Variation 
  • Supervisor: Prof. Andrew Mountford 
  • Research areas: Applied Macroeconomics, Economic Growth and Development, Public and International Economics, and Conflict Resolution
  • Areas of interest: Monetary, Financial, and Labour Economics

2009-2010     MSc Economics, University of London, Royal Holloway

  • Key Modules: Quantitative Methods (88%), Econometrics (87%), Macroeconomics (71%) and etc.
  • Overall grade: 70.3% (top 5% of the MSc Program)

2009-2010     BSc International Economic Relations, Azerbaijan State Economic University

  • Key Modules: International Economic Relations (5), Finance (5), Money, Credit and Banks (5) and etc.
  • Overall grade: 5 out of 5 (first class honours – top 5% of the MSc Program)
  • Entry score: 651 out of 700

Employment History

2013-2014     Teaching Associate, University College London

2010-2014     Teaching Associate, University of London, Royal Holloway

  • Taught MSc Econometrics (2010-2013), BSc Financial Economics, Quantitative Methods, International Trade, Quantitative Economics and Econometrics, Economics of European Integration and Economic Workshops for more than 1000 students.

2008-2009     Baku Steel Casting Company, Baku, Azerbaijan

  • Deputy Head in Import-Export department
  • Main responsibilities: purchasing and wholesale trading of Baku Steel Casting Company (consisting of 5 factories in total, with more than 2000 workers) products in a timely manner with more than 20 foreign companies mainly based in Europe, Turkey, India, Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia; analysing statistical data of company’s monthly performance and presenting it for senior management team.

Conference and Seminars

  • 10th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications, Athens, Greece (invited), July 2015
  • ADRES 2015 Conference, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, Paris, France (invited), February 2015
  • LSE/UCL Economic Conference, University College London, London, United Kingdom, November 2014
  • Royal Economic Society (RES), University of London, Royal Holloway, London, United Kingdom, April 2013
  • PhD Economic Conference, University of London, Royal Holloway, London, United Kingdom, April 2012


  • Economic Journal Royal Economic Society, Economics Bulletin, European Association of Young Economists

Certificates and Awards

  • Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, July 2013
  • Economic Forecasting, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, July 2013
  • Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom, January 2013
  • The Crossland Scholarship Award, United Kingdom, 2010-2013 – £15,000
  • The College Research Scholarship, United Kingdom, 2010-2013 – £10,500
  • Departmental Bursary (Department of Economics, RHUL), United Kingdom, 2010-2013 – £6,000
  • Departmental Assistantship (Department of Economics, RHUL), United Kingdom, 2010-2013 – £12,000
  • Scholarship nominated by Government of Azerbaijan according to the ‘Study abroad program of Azerbaijani students during 2007-2015”, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2009-2010 – £35,000
  • 1st Place Award in City Contest “Azerbaijanian and Literature”, Baku, Azerbaijan, May 2005
  • 1st Place Award in District Contest “Why do we study mathematics?”, Baku, Azerbaijan, May 2002

Further Skills

  • I.T. Proficiency: STATA, MATLAB, EVIEWS, LATEX, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Languages: English (fluent), Turkish (fluent), Russian (native), Azerbaijanian (native)