I am a Scholar at the Sunwater Institute, based in Washington DC 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 Virginia, KU Leuven in 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 focus my work on applying rigorous research to real-world problems with policy implications, pushing beyond scientific boundaries. I strongly believe that the most groundbreaking advancements will arise 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 engage in activities pushing the limits of mind, body and spirit. The attached photo pictures my skis on the slopes of the Biblical Mount Ararat.