Ruzanna GabrielyanSenior Fellow
2012/2013 Fellowship Program fellows
Vanuhi Mnatsakanyan and Ruzanna Gabrielyan are exploring Armenia’s system of setting the minimum optimal wage level. More specifically, their research question is whether the system must change and, if so, why and how to go about this. A minimum wage is important to alleviate poverty and support the labor market. Their methodology will include qualitative and quantitative econometric analysis as well as data collection. They anticipate that their results will serve as an analytical source for the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Ministry of Finance, and other organizations.