Welcome to the website of Ani Harutyunyan. 

Here you can find information on my current research & publications.


March 28, 2022: awarded the Bergson Prize by the Association for Comparative Economic Studies for the best published paper in years 2020 and 2021.

March 24-25, 2022, presented at the Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship meetings at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. 

January 14, 2022, co-organized a Conference Intellectual Property Rights: Measuring Global Protection and Quantifying Economic Loss at Sunwater Institute with Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.

August 31, 2021: published “Dynamical system model predicts when social learners impair collective performance” in PNAS – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

May 19, 2020: posted “What makes the World Bank so influential—its money or its ideas?” as a blog at Brookings Institution.

April 30, 2020: posted “How Does the World Bank Influence the Development Policy Priorities of Low-Income and Lower-Middle Income Countries?” as a World Bank Policy Research Working Paper

July 16, 2019: published “National Identity and Public Goods Provision” in Comparative Economic Studies.

July 22, 2019: presented at the US-Russia security workshop at Columbia University in New York.

July 9, 2018: published “Do migrants think differently? Evidence from Eastern European and post-Soviet states” in International Migration Review.

September 1, 2017: published “Culture, Diffusion and Economic Development. The problem of Observational Equivalence” in Economics Letters.

August 31, 2017: presented at 2017 HCEO summer school on Socioeconomic Inequality organized by University of Chicago and New Economic School in Moscow.  

June 2, 2017: presented in the IRES Annual Workshop in Los Angeles, California.

February 24-25, 2017: presented two papers at the ASREC Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

27-28 October, 2016: presented at the EUDN workshop on Development Economics in Brussels.

21 October, 2016: presented at VIVES – Research Centre for Regional Economics seminar at KU Leuven.

7 September, 2016: obtained certification of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) from University of California, Davis.  Available here>>

27-30 June, 2016: presented at PODER Summer School, organized by CEPR and University of Namur. Conference webpage: CEPR.org/7004

15-17 June, 2016: presented at IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy ‘Path Dependencies in Economic and Social Development’ in Munich, Germany.

17-18 May, 2016: presented at the European Conference of the ASREC in Copenhagen, Denmark. Program>>

4 May, 2016: presented at the LICOS seminar at KU Leuven.

4-5 March, 2016: presented at the Fourth Euroacademia International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’ in Venice, Italy.