Welcome to the website of Ani Harutyunyan. 

I am an applied economist, currently in the job market.

Here you can find information on my research & publications, as well as my PhD & academic and professional background.


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.

June 1, 2018: published “Listening to Leaders 2018: Is development cooperation tuned-in or tone-deaf?” with the AidData.

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. Program>>

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.

4 June, 2016: joined Policy Forum Armenia, a Washington DC based think-tank aiming to strengthen discourse on Armenia’s economic development and national security.

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.