Sunday, August 02, 2020

Workshop on Asset Management and Pension Economics

The Armenian Economic Association, in collaboration with C-Quadrat Ampega Armenia, invites students and recent graduates to submit their works on Asset Management and Pension Economics to be considered for the virtual workshop to be held on August 28, 2020.

The best paper will be awarded the prestigious C-Quadrat Award that comes with a prize of 500 Euros.

Eligibility criteria

The workshop and the award are open to anyone (of any nationality, residency, and socio-demographic characteristics) who:
is a student or a recent graduate (no earlier than April 2019)
has conducted research on the topics of asset management and pension economics (e.g., pension funds, pension reforms, economics of ageing, principal-agent issues, risk management, investment strategies, laws and regulations, asset quality, maturity management, stress tests)
is available for the virtual workshop in English on August 28, 2020, 11:00-17:00 (Armenian time)

Submit at:
Submission Deadline: August 12, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Best paper awards: Armenian Economic Association 2020 Meetings

The Armenian Economic Association 2020 Annual Meetings concluded June 27th with the presentation of awards for best papers.

The winner of the IMF Best Paper award is a team of economists at the Central Bank of Armenia  (Ani Asoyan, Vahagn Davtyan, Haykaz Igityan, Hasmik Kartashyan, and Hovhannes Manukyan). Their paper is entitled “Modeling the Effects of Health Shock on Economy: Standard NK DSGE Framework.”

The winner of the Armen Alchian Award, AEA’s highest award, is Vladimir Asriyan of the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional, Barcelona GSE and CEPR, co-authored with Luc Laeven and Alberto Martin.  The paper is entitled “Collateral Booms and Information Depletion.”

And last, the winner of Grigor Artsruni Award, granted to young economists, typically students, is Roberto Sarkisian, a PhD student at the Toulouse School of Economics, France. His paper is entitled “Screening Teams of Moral and Altruistic Agents.”

Congratulations to these economists.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Expanded 2018 Household Survey released

The full 2018 Integrated Living Conditions Survey was recently released. An earlier version was released by Armstat that contained select variables. The new release, aka World Bank version, contains the full information on household members and all available variables. There are 5,184 households in the survey.

Sunday, March 01, 2020

2018 Armenian Household and Labor Force Surveys Released

Armstat released the 2018 Household Integrated Living Conditions Survey as well as the 2018 Labor Force Survey. 

Call for Papers: Armenian Economic Association 2020 Annual Meetings

The Armenian Economic Association 2020 annual meetings will he held in Yerevan on June 25-27, 2020.

Keynote Speaker: Finn E. Kydland, winner of 2004 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Papers in all areas of economics, finance, and business/marketing, both theoretical and applied, are welcome. Topics may include, but not limited to, growth and development issues in Armenia and the South-Caucasus, integration with the Eurasian Union and the EU, trade patterns, trends in labor markets and migration, tax policy, income inequality, regulatory reforms, health, environment, or other topics on current advances in economics and finance.

Submissions: Submit abstracts of less than 500 words here by May 10th ; decisions by May 15th. Submissions are free with no cost to present and participate.

Best Paper Awards: Submission of completed papers in advance is required to be considered for International Monetary Fund best paper award as well as AEA's Armen Alchian and Grigor Artzruni (students) awards, and C-Quadrat award for best student paper in pension economics and portfolio management (200,000 Drams).

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