Vugar Bayramov is a well-known economist in Azerbaijan. He was a visiting faculty member at the Washington University (USA) in 2002/2004. Bayramov has a Ph.D. in economics. His papers/books have been translated into 25 languages.

In 2010, Bayramov was named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISSC) in Jordan.

Mr. Bayramov has served as Co-chair at the EU Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in 2013/2104. He was the co-coordinator of the Economic Integration and Convergence to EU Standards Working Group at the EaP CSF in 2011-2012.

Vugar Bayramov is the chairman of Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD, www.cesd.az). According to the University of Pennsylvania Global Think Tanks Rankings, his centre has been selected as a top think tank in Southern Caucasus and Central Asia last 5 years.

Mr Bayramov is the author of Anti-Crisis Concept Project of Azerbaijan Republic, whose stated policy recommendations were adopted by the government. As one of the leading economic-experts in the region, Dr. Bayramov has been several times involved in developing state programs, including anti-crisis programs by CIS Countries’ Governments.

Mr. Bayramov is fluent in English, Russian, Turkish and Azeri and can also speak some Spanish.