Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Armenian Economic Association Call for Papers

Deadline extended to July 25, 2011.

The Armenian Economic Association (www.aea.am) will hold its 2011 Conference on October 22-24, at the Yerevan State University (YSU), in Yerevan, Armenia.

Scholars, graduate students, and researchers are invited to present their research in all areas of economics. The language of the conference is Armenian and English, and sessions will be organized by language and JEL fields below:

Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
Microeconomics; Industry Studies
Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
International Economics
Financial Economics
Public Economics
Labor and Demographic Economics, Health, Education, and Welfare
Growth, Economic Development, and Transition Economics
Agricultural, Natural Resources, and Environmental Economics
Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics

Please send an abstract of less than 500 words to annual2011 [at] aea.am by June 25, 2011, addressed to Zareh Asatryan or Nune Hovhannisyan. Abstracts should include: title of paper, name(s) of author(s), affiliation, current position, an email address, and at least one keyword. In the abstract, please identify the research question, methods, and outcomes obtained or expected. Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their proposals by July 10, 2011.

The final draft is required by October 15, in time to post online before the conference. Select papers, including best student papers (in English), will be considered for publication in the Armenian Journal of Economics (AJE) subject to peer review.

Those interested in attending the meetings but without presenting a paper, and wish to serve as session chairs, discussants, help edit papers, or offer any other assistance, may email annual2011 [at] aea.am. Conference participation is free.

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, researchers and students to promote the exchange of ideas and advance economics scholarship.

Monday, May 02, 2011

FDI yet to recover

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) continued its steep decline from its peak in 2008. In 2010, FDI stood at USD 483 million, almost 60 percent below where it was in 2008. Had it not been for the investment by the french, mostly in telecom, this would have been much lower.

Below are figures for the countries with the largest FDI. As always, more detail is provided on aea.am or here.

Table: FDI through 2010, in USD millions. Source: Armstat