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Distinguished Speakers’ Seminar - Inclusive Economic Growth: Theory and Empirical Evidence in Armenia, AUA

Publish Date: Mar 30, 2016

Event Dates: from Mar 31, 2016 04:00 to Mar 31, 2016 06:30

Inclusive economic growth has become a popular topic of discussion not only among academics but also policymakers, international financial institutions, and the civil society in general. The international experience suggests that policies promoting inclusive growth are a crucial factor to ensure sustainable economic development while enhancing social justice and reducing conflict. The seminar, which is open to the general public, will feature a public lecture by Professor Ravi Kanbur from Cornell University focused on the theory and practice of inclusive economic growth and an empirical application in the case of Armenia provided by Aleksandr Grigoryan from American University of Armenia. The event is part of a broader Asian Development Bank’s study on: “Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asia”. Discussions will cover issues related to inequality in terms of income and opportunities, social protection, as well as development of institutions and human capabilities.

Guest Speaker: Ravi Kanbur, Professor of Economics, Cornell University
Speaker: Aleksandr Grigoryan, Associate Professor, AUA


15:30–16:00 Registration

16:00–16:10 Chair: Vardan Baghdasaryan, Armenian Economic Association Welcome Address Randall Rodes, Provost, American University of Armenia

16:10–17:00 Public Lecture Inclusive Growth: Global Forces and National Policies Guest Speaker: Ravi Kanbur, Professor of Economics, Cornell University

17:00–17:15 Coffee break

17:15–17:40 Inclusive Growth and Income Distribution: The Case of Armenia Aleksandr Grigoryan, Professor, American University of Armenia

17:40–18:00 Discussants: Guanghua Wan, Director for Research, Asian Development Bank Institute Armenak Antinyan, CRRC-Armenia, American University of Armenia

18:00–18:30 Open floor discussion

18:30 End of Seminar

Venue: Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall
Phone: +374 60 69-40-40
Address: 40 Marshal Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan, Armenia

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