Department of Economic Theory and Issues of Transition Period Economies
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 was 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, Armenian and English. 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, managerial economics, antitrust regulation of the economy, research and writing, development economics, the theory of economic development. Since 2018 to 2021 academic year, the block of disciplines taught by the Department has been extended and now includes such disciplines as institutional economics, public sector economics, agriculture policy, innovation policy, countercyclical state policy, industrial organization, institute design, as well as a number of disciplines from the field of application of economic-mathematical modelling and econometrics, in particular, such as, macroeconomic planning and forecasting, advanced applied economic analysis, computational models of macroeconomic dynamics.
The department also prepares master students and postgraduates in several directions.
Scientific-research activity of the Department
Department member staff carries out active research activities on the following topics:
Brief information (biography)
PhD in Economics of the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation, Head of the Department of Economic Theory and Issues of Transition Period Economies.
Born on July 14, 1985 in Baku, at present is a citizen of the Republic of Armenia.
In 2007, graduated with honors from the Department of Economics at the Russian-Armenian University, specializing in World Economics.
In 2012, after completing postgraduate studies at the Russian-Armenian University, defended the thesis for receiving the degree of PhD in Economics at the Armenian State University of Economics (specialty 08.00.02 – «Economics, Management of the Economy and its Spheres») on the topic: «Problems of the «Dutch Disease» in Countries with Small Open Economies and the Ways of its Overcoming (on the Materials of the Republic of Armenia)».
In 2012 graduated with honors from the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (joint degree with the University of Manchester) completing Master's program « Educational Management», receiving a Master's Degree in the specialization «Educational Systems Quality Assessment».
From 2015 to 2018 took her doctoral studies at RAU in the specialty 08.00.06 – «International Economics».
Since 2015 is an Associate Professor of the Department of Economic Theory and the Issues of Transition Period Economies. Since 1st of September 2017 holds the position of Head of the Department of Economic Theory and the Issues of Transition Period Economies.
In addition to the main teaching activities, is a Scientific Secretary of the Specialized Council 008 of the Supreme Certification Commission of the Republic of Armenia in Economics and is the member of the same Council in the all of its specialties.
The author of more than 50 scientific publications, coauthor of two collective monographies, the author of one and the coauthor of two teaching aids, one of the leading researchers of the Institute of Economics and Business, a successful executor of grant projects, a participant of numerous international scientific conferences and forums, trainings and qualification courses.