Training on “Inequality, poverty, growth and industry structure”

Training on “Inequality, poverty, growth and industry structure”

Dates: 13/11/2012 - 17/11/2012 / 12:00 AM
Location: Abovyan 52, YSU VI building, room 305 
Training on “Inequality, poverty, growth and industry structure”
Training on

“Inequality, poverty, growth and industry structure” 

by Aleksandr Grigoryan, Ph.D, American University of Armenia



Date: November 13-17, 2012
Time: 10:00-14:00
Place: CRRC-Armenia, 52 Abovyan Str, YSU 6th Building, Room 305



Overview: The training course will cover basic research components relevant for sound understanding of the impact economic activity on inequality and poverty. Trainees are expected to invest considerable effort in mastering the fundamental concepts at the beginning of the training in order to use them for developing and analyzing the hypotheses later in the course. Students will also be encouraged to develop their own hypotheses so they can present and discuss them at the last panel of the course.

The structure of Armenian industry experienced drastic changes in transition following independence. Studies indicate that certain components of the economy (particularly, the sector of agriculture) significantly affect the evolution of inequality and poverty. Regional (marz) level data from the Armenian National Statistical Service will be used to estimate the impact of economic fundamentals on income inequality and poverty. With the help of a theoretical model, certain channels will be suggested to explain the established causalities. In addition, several specifications will be checked to ensure reliability of our results.

Short BIO: Since 2010, Dr. Aleksandr Grigoryan has been teaching at the American University of Armenia (AUA), School of Political Science and International Affairs. In 2012, Dr. Grigoryan was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Economics affiliated with College of Business and Economics and College of Humanities and Social Sciences, AUA.
Dr. Grigoryan teaches courses such as Macro- and Microeconomics, Managerial Economics and Economic Development. Prior to joining AUA on a full-time basis, Dr. Grigoryan worked as a Senior Researcher at the Central Bank of Armenia for three years. Previously he worked as an analyst at the Ministry of Economy for two years. Dr. Grigoryan received his PhD from the University of Turin, Italy. He holds a distinguished master’s degree from the Institute for Advanced Studies of Vienna, Austria, and a master’s degree from Yerevan State Institute of Economics. His areas of research include development economics, dynamic programming and microeconomics of banking.

Language: The training will be conducted in English, while occasionally switching to Armenian during interactive discussion sessions. Questions from the audience will be expected in both Armenian and English. An intermediate level of command of the English is required from participants.

Registration Please, follow this link for registration. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for participation.

Deadline for applications: 7 November, 2012