Khatai Aliyev is an associate professor at the Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC) and the founding director of the UNEC Empirical Research Center. He is also co-founder and director of ASERC LLC and the editor-in-chief of the "ASERC Journal of Socio-Economic Studies." His research interests include welfare economics, life satisfaction, public policy, and empirical modelling.
Khatai holds an undergraduate degree (BSc) in Economics from Qafqaz University, a postgraduate degree (MSc) in Economics from Eastern Mediterranean University and a PhD from the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. Currently, he is enrolled in the Doctor of Sciences program (D.Sc.) at UNEC.
Having a long-standing teaching experience, Khatai also took part in international mobility programs at Indiana University Bloomington (Fullbright), University of Bologna and University of Dunaujvaros (Erasmus+ HE Staff Mobility Program). Khatai authored 2 books, 46 research papers published in peer-reviewed journals, 5 conference materials.