Nika Gilauri book cover - practical economics


Nika Gilauri publishes his first book on georgian government reforms of 2004-2012

Founder and managing partner of Reformatics and former Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr. Nika Gilauri, published a book Practical Economics: Economic Transformation and Government Reform in Georgia 2004-2012. The book provides a detailed analysis of the reforms implemented in Georgia. Former Prime Minister explains in his book why the Georgian case is exemplary and relevant for countries in transition. He describes how Georgia managed a breakthrough and achieved impressive results in the fight against corruption, rightsizing of government, creation of business-friendly environment, tax and customs reform, privatization of state-owned companies, energy sector reforms, and smart spending approaches applied to welfare, healthcare, education and procurement.

All reforms described by Mr. Gilauri are heavily based on his hands-on practical experience of initiating and implementing reforms as Mr. Gilauri served as Minister of Energy (2004-2007), Minister of Finance (2007-2009) and Prime Minister (2009-2012) of Georgia.

Practical Economics is a book for not only leaders and heads of state, but for everyone who takes an interest in public affairs – politicians, civil servants, consultants and all active citizens who may be interested in how governments function and how they can be transformed.

Practical Economics was published by Palgrave Macmillan. The e-version of the book is free for download on the following link and the hardcopy is available for purchase at and