Thursday, June 18, 2015

Armenian Economic Association 2015 Annual Meetings

The Armenian Economic Association 2015 annual meetings will be jointly hosted by Yerevan State University (YSU), the Central Bank of Armenia (CBA-Dilijan), and the American University of Armenia (AUA) on June 19-21, followed by a workshop on “Forecasting techniques and forecast evaluation” on Monday, June 22, at CBA-Yerevan. Preliminary program is  available at

Registration for the meetings and the workshop is free at the conference homepage at

The Conference brings together academics and researchers from Armenia, Canada, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Netherland, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Presentations over the three days include over 50 papers which address topics in agriculture, finance, international trade, economic development, macro and microeconomics, migration, political economy, and among others.

The keynote speaker on Friday, June 19th, is Professor Armen Hovakimian, Chairman of the Finance and Economics Department at Baruch College, City University of New York, and the luncheon speaker on Sunday, June 21th, is Dr. David Dole, Country Director, Asian Development Bank.

The meetings conclude Sunday evening, June 21, at AUA, with the best paper award ceremony. Three categories of awards are available: Armen Alchian Awards for papers of general interest; Grigor Artzruni Awards for young scholars; and International Monetary Fund Awards for papers in Macroeconomics and International Economics.

On Monday, June 22nd, 10AM-3PM, Professor Tatevik Sekhposyan of Texas A&M University, formerly of central Bank of Canada will conduct a workshop on Forecasting models at CBA-Yerevan.

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