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.
Shahriyar Mukhtarov is a professor at the Economics Department of Vistula University. His research interests include energy economics, sustainable development, monetary economics, and building and applying econometric models for policy purposes.
Emiliya Ahmadova is a lecturer at the Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC) and an adjunct lecturer at ADA University. Her research interests include consumer behaviour, Islamic consumer behaviour and marketing, and student motivation.
Javid Alakbarov joined the Center as a research fellow in October 2023. His research interests include International Migration, Intrastate Conflicts