The Head of the Department PhD in Economics, Associate Professor of the Department of Economic Theory and Issues of Transition Period Economies
Department of Economic Theory and Issues of Transition Period Economies was established in 2006.
From 2006 to 2010 the Head of the Department Rector of RAU, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Doctor of Science, Professor, Mr. Armen Darbinyan.
From 2010 to 2017 the Department was headed by Doctor of Science, Associate Professor, Ms. Mariam Voskanyan
Since 2017 the Head of the Department is Ph.D in Economics, Associate Professor, Ms. Irina Petrosyan
The Department of Economic Theory and Issues of Transition Period Economies provides the teaching of basic and advanced courses in economic theory (micro and macroeconomics), economic theory as a general subject in all non-economic specialties, both in Russian and in Armenian. Also in all specialties of the University, the course «Political Economics» is taught. The list of subjects provided by the Department includes the history of economic studies, antitrust regulation of the economy, the basics of research, the economics of nature management and the theory of economic development.
The Department prepares specialist in a range of spheres.
Master's degree programs in the following specialties:
08.00.01 «Economic theory»
08.00.02 (Ը.00.02) «Economics, management of the economy and its spheres» (Macroeconomics)
Scientific-research activity of the Department
Department member staff carries out active research activities on the following topics:
- Theories of economic growth
- The theory of human capital
- Theories of economic cycles
- Issues of the economies in transition
- Distribution of income and social equity issues
- Issues of macroeconomic policy
- Mismathes between the labor market and the education system
- The shadow economy and the issues of measuring its scale
Scientific interests of the Department staff also includes problems of population migration, remittances, Eurasian integration processes, models for the development of resource-rich countries, macroeconomic regulation in small-volume economies, theoretical aspects of the modernization of the banking regulation system, theoretical approaches to the implementation of monetary, fiscal and social policies of the state.
The members of the Department are executors of grant projects financed by the State Science Committee of the RA, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the ERASMUS+ Program and other organizations.
The Department actively conducts work on the organization of scientific seminars, conferences and round tables on various topics. Great attention is paid to work with the scientific potential of students, international relations and joint scientific research both with the universities of the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation, and with foreign universities. Also, the Department is actively working on regular professional training of its staff members.