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ExperienceMore than 5 Years
Desired Job TypeFull Time
Desired Employment TypeEmployee
DegreeGraduate Degree
Will TravelRoad Warrior
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59 Glenforest Drive, Apt.403,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3M 3M5 Canada

Over fifteen years of academic, research, and practical experience in
economies of newly independent states and developing countries.
Research and consulting for governments, universities, and companies.
Major areas: general economics, transition economies, economic
development, international trade, project evaluation.


- Candidate of Sciences (U.S. accredited Ph.D.), Economics, 1985, USSR
of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
- M.S., Economics, 1995, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
- B.S., Economics / Engineering, 1978, Azerbaijan Oil & Chemistry
Baku, USSR


April 1999 - February 2002
United Nations Development Programme/Government of Kuwait
Consulting the Ministry of Planning/Finance of Kuwait under nationally
executed UNDP project "Strengthening the National Planning System".
Assess and train the staff and follow-up in developing a format for
project concepts and project appraisal / evaluation documents.
Training the staff in writing ToR's, requests for proposals, evaluating
proposals, negotiating contracts, and project management.

July 1996 - August 1998
Chief Economist,
Synergy International, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Consulting Counter-Trade Offset Program Department (OPD), Ministry of
Finance of Kuwait.
Provided macro-, microeconomic, and financial evaluations of the Offset
Business Ventures.  Designed and introduced several models in support
of these studies.  One of them, the project Evaluation Model, is now a
standard tool in the everyday practice of the OPD.  Conducted seminars
for the staff members. Reports on the policy issues.

August 1995 - April 1996
Iowa State University/Nizhni Novgorod Agricultural Academy Project,
Ames, Iowa - Nizhni Novgorod, Russia
Lectured principles of macro- and microeconomics to students and adult
professionals.  Introduced curriculum revisions and new approaches to
teaching.  Consulted joint seminars and workshops on development of
private sector in various areas of Russian agricultural business.

September 1992 - July 1995
Exchange Visitor, Graduate Student, Research Assistant.
Edmund Muskie Fellow, U.S. Information Agency,
Economics Institute, Colorado University, Boulder, Colorado
Department of Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Was selected to visit the U.S. academia as an Edmund Muskie Fellow.
Took some graduate classes, which applied towards a M.S. degree in
Economics.  Later in the program conducted independent research for the
Center of Agricultural and Rural Development, Department of Economics,
Iowa State University.  Main results presented in a paper on
application of gravity models to inter-republic trade in the countries
of the former Soviet Union.

August 1991 - September 1992
Professor (Docent),
Department of International Economics, Yerevan State University,
Yerevan, Armenia
Lectured undergraduate courses on principles of economics and
international trade.  Research in foreign economic relations of Armenia.

August 1990 - September 1992
Department of Economics, Institute of International Relations &
Control, Yerevan, Armenia
Lectured undergraduate courses on principles of economics and
international trade.  Research in foreign economic relations of Armenia.

January 1989 - August 1992
Research Associate,
The Economy Institute, Academy of Sciences of Armenia,
Yerevan, Armenia
Research: Armenia's market transition - new financial, fiscal, and
foreign trade systems.  Regional natural resources' valuation and
efficient utilization.

Assistant Professor,
Department of Economics, Azerbaijan Trade Union Workshop,
Baku, Azerbaijan
Developed curriculum and teaching materials, lectured principles of the
Soviet economy, research on natural resources valuation under market

Research Associate
Department of Economic R&D, Petrochemical Branch Institute,
Baku, Azerbaijan
Economic efficiency, project evaluation, and feasibility studies of new
technologies in oil processing and petrochemical industry.

Aspirant (Graduate Scholar / Research Fellow),
USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR
Research: economics, new technologies, and feasibility of alternative
fuels (non-oil sources) for petrochemical production.

Overall 4 books and about 30 papers, articles, proceedings, and
synopsis in the former Soviet Union professional sources.  Full list of
publications is available on request.  Among them:
- Gravity Models for the Inter-Republic Trade. Accepted by Voprosy
Ekonomiki Journal, Moscow, 1995;
- New Financial, Fiscal, and Monetary System for Armenia, Banker,
Yerevan, 1992,
No.2 (with V.Gabrielian);
- Value of Resources as a Criteria in Regional Economic Development.
Problems of Economic System Renewal. Conference at Baku CP Higher
Education College, Baku, 1988;
- Economic Efficiency of Alternative (non-oil) Resources in
Petrochemical Production. Candidate of Sciences Dissertation, USSR
Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR, 1985.

1992-1994  Edmund Muskie Fellow (US Information Agency).
1993-1995  Vice President, US/Armenian Scholarly Exchange (U.S.
Information Agency).

1995-1997   European Economic Association
1993-1996   American Economic Association
1989-1993   Association of Armenian Economists

General: DOS, Windows, MS Office, Internet/HTML, UNIX
Word Processing: Word Perfect, Word (English/Russian)
Spreadsheets: Excel, Lotus
Graphics: Paintbrush, Harvard Graphics, Paint Shop Pro
Statistics: Shazam, SPSS
Professional: Comfar, GAMS

Armenian, Russian - mother tongues;
English - excellent;
Azeri-Turkish - fair;
Understand most of Slavic languages of Eastern and Central Europe.

DoB 11.11.1956, male, married, two children.
Permanent Resident in Canada


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