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The Myths and Realities of Diaspora Networks in Economic Development
February 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm +04
About the Event:
AUA Manoogian Simone College of Business and Economics is hosting a talk by Dr. Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan, Henry George chair in Economics and associate professor at St. John’s University in New York.
During the talk, Dr. Gevorkyan will explore the potential of diaspora networks in economic policy, providing a critique of the current debate and proposing a path towards a multi-equilibrium balance between diaspora studies and pragmatic policy engagement. He will challenge the popular myth that any human migration makes an engaged diaspora, emphasizing the importance of a concrete narrative and dynamic interaction across categories of identity, trust, and engagement infrastructure.
Dr. Gevorkyan’s work has significant implications for developing and advanced economies, where diaspora networks are now a central economic policy priority. He is uniquely qualified to speak on this topic as a board member of the Armenian Economic Association.
Prior registration is required. Please register here.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Gevorkyan is a macroeconomist specializing in open economy, macroeconomic development, diaspora studies, and post-socialist transition economics. He is a member of the editorial boards at the Review of Political Economy and Keynesian Economics. He has authored several books, including Transition Economies: Transformation, Development, and Society in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Routledge, 2018), and edited Foreign Exchange Constraint and Developing Economies (Edward Elgar, 2023). Dr. Gevorkyan is a board member at the Armenian Economic Association.