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Over twenty years of academic, research, and practical experience in economies of newly independent and developing countries.
Research and consulting for governments, universities, and companies.
Major areas: general economics, transition economies, economic development, international trade, cost-benefit analysis, project evaluation.
1995 M.S., Economics,
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
1985 Candidate of Sciences (U.S. accredited Ph.D.), Economics,
USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
1978 B.S., Economics / Engineering,
Azerbaijan Oil & Chemistry Institute, Baku, USSR
April 1999 - February 2002
United Nations Development Programme/Government of Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Consulted Ministry of Planning and Ministry of Finance of Kuwait under the nationally executed UNDP project "Strengthening the National Planning System". Developed financial and statistical models, reporting formats, documentation, and guidelines for public / private projects' appraisal / evaluation. Developed and conducted training seminars for professional staff in conducting research, project evaluation, feasibility studies, and investment decisions. Designed new UNDP project to reform the Offset Department.
July 1996 - August 1998
Synergy International/Ministry of Finance of Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Consulted Counter-Trade Offset Program Department (OPD), Ministry of Finance of Kuwait. Provided economic, social and financial evaluations of international Offset Business Ventures, as well as economic/econometric estimations of their impacts on the economy of Kuwait. Designed and introduced several models in support of these functions. One of them, the Evaluation Model, is now a standard tool in the everyday practice of the Offset Program of Kuwait. Provided OPD with reports and recommendations on policy issues. Developed and conducted seminars for professional staff members.
August 1995 - April 1996
Iowa State University/Nizhni Novgorod Agricultural Academy Project, Ames, Iowa - Nizhni Novgorod, Russia
Consulted joint seminars and workshops on development of private sector in various areas of Russian agricultural business.
Lectured principles of macro- and microeconomics to students and adult professionals. Introduced curriculum revisions and new approaches to teaching.
September 1992 - July 1995
Exchange Visitor, Edmund Muskie Fellow, Research Assistant.
International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), USA
Economics Institute, Colorado University, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Department of Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.
Was competitively selected to visit the U.S. academia as an Edmund Muskie Fellow. Took some graduate classes, which applied towards a Master of Science 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 are presented in a paper on application of gravity models towards inter-republic trade in the countries of the former Soviet Union.
August 1991 - September 1992
Department of Economics, Yerevan Institute of Foreign Economic Relations & Management
Department of Economics, Russian Language Institute
Department of International Economics, Yerevan State University
Lectured undergraduate courses on principles of economics and international trade. Research on foreign economic relations of Armenia.
January 1989 - August 1992
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.
January 1987 - January 1989
Department of Economics, CP & Trade Unions College, Baku, Azerbaijan
Lectured on the principles of the Soviet economy.
Developed curriculum and teaching materials.
Research on natural resources valuation under market transition.
August 1978 - January 1987
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.
December 1981 - December 1985
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.
- 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);
- Conditions to Attract Foreign Capital, Yerkir, Yerevan, 09.28.1991 (with T.Torossian);
- 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.
AWARDS - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
1993-1995 Vice President, US/Armenian Scholarly Exchange, International Research & Exchanges Board, USA
1992-1994 Edmund Muskie Fellow, International Research & Exchanges Board, USA
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS MEMBERSHIP:
1995-1997 European Economic Association
1993-1996 American Economic Association
1989-1993 Association of Armenian Economists
General: DOS, UNIX, MS Windows and Office, Internet/HTML
Word Processing: Word Perfect, MS Word (English/Russian)
Spreadsheets: Excel, Lotus
Graphics: Paint Shop Pro, Harvard Graphics
Statistics: Shazam, SPSS
Professional: Comfar, GAMS
Armenian, Russian - mother tongues;
English - excellent;
Azeri-Turkish - basic;
Understand most of Slavic languages of Eastern and Central Europe.
DoB 11.11.1956, male, married, two children.
Permanent Resident in Canada.
Nationality: Republic of Armenia.
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