CBR Research Fellow, Centre for Business Research (CBR)
MA (University of Tartu)
The intersection between corporate strategy and political economy; in particular, how firms engage in political activities (such as political connection, lobbying, and party contributions) and how these activities affect firms’ performance, economic development and policy outcomes.
Irakli Barbakadze is a PhD candidate at Henley Business School and a research fellow at the Centre for Business Research (CBR) at Cambridge Judge Business School. Currently, Irakli is working on lobbying practices in the UK using the novel data of personal meetings between government officials and interest groups. He studies why some firms are actively lobbying the government, and others do not and how these lobbying meetings affect firms’ access to policy information resulting in lower firm-level political risk.
At CBR, Irakli is working on a project which studies the recent rise of populism and its implications on labour market regulations.