The Armenian Diaspora Survey seminar

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Date(s) - 11/12/2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Clark A201


The Department of Economics and the Department of Political Science are pleased to host a public lecture on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by distinguished economist Dr. Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan.

Dr. Gevorkyan will be presenting his paper, Diasporization of Development: Armenian Diaspora Online Surveys and Engagement Infrastructure. Offering its enthusiastic support to the diaspora potential, his paper raises a concern over a diasporization of the economic development field. The paper develops a conceptual framework for diaspora engagement with an online Diaspora Portal as a means of capturing and structurally organizing the implied potential for development across a range of developing economies.

Gevorkyan is a professional economist with extensive private/public sector and academic experience. He is the Henry George Chair in Economics and Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Finance of the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University in New York City. Gevorkyan is a Senior Research Fellow at the Vincentian Centre for Church and Society, a Research Fellow at the Center for Global Business Stewardship, and a Board Member at the Armenian Economic Association. He also serves as Economics Subject Matter Expert for the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See To the United Nations. Gevorkyan’s  teaching and research experience covers themes in open economy macroeconomics, macroeconomic policy, economic development, international financial economics, labor migration, and post-socialist transition economics. Gevorkyan is the author of Transition Economies: Transformation, Development, and Society in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union and Innovative Fiscal Policy and Economic Development in Transition Economies. He is a co-editor (with Otaviano Canuto) of Financial Deepening and Post-Crisis Development in Emerging Markets. He is also the Editor and Translator of How Did I Survive? by Artavazd M. Minasyan.

More information about Dr. Gevorkyan can be found here.