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Distinguished Speakers’ Seminar: Inclusive Economic Growth: Theory and Empirical Evidence In Armenia

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YEREVAN, Armenia – On March 31st, the American University of Armenia (AUA) College of Business and Economics (CBE) organized a public seminar on inclusive economic growth in Armenia.

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 featured a public lecture by Professor Ravi Kanbur from Cornell University focused on the theory and practice of inclusive economic growth and an empirical application, and the case of Armenia was provided by AUA College of Business and Economics MBA Program Chair and Associate Professor Aleksandr Grigoryan.

The event was part of a broader Asian Development Bank’s study on good jobs for inclusive growth in central and west Asia. Discussions covered issues related to inequality in terms of income and opportunities, social protection, as well as development of institutions and human capabilities.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides US-style education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.

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