About

I am a Scholar at the Sunwater Institute, based in Washington, D.C. area, where I conduct research on innovation policy, focusing on the measurements of intellectual property rights and advocating for data-driven public policies. I am also a co-Principal Investigator of a research project investigating the effect of individual decision-making strategies on group decision-making, funded by a continuous research grant from the National Science Foundation. In addition, I also hold Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship from Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Previously, I held research positions at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, the Licos – Center for Institutions and Economic Performance at KU Leuven in Brussels, Belgium, and served as a consultant to the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation in the South Caucasus, providing data-driven insights on policy implementation in developing economies.

I want my work to have a positive impact on the world. I particularly enjoy the application of rigorous research to real world problems with policy implications. I do not accept scientific boundaries and think that the most significant breakthroughs will be made at the intersection of existing disciplines.
I welcome collaboration for helping to create a truly free world, which is based on the principles of individual liberties, but which is also just and ecologically sound. I constantly get engaged in activities which push the limits of mind, body and spirit. The attached photo pictures my skis on the slopes of the Biblical Mount Ararat.

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