Dynamic Public Conference on Armenia Economic Trends

WASHINGTON–DC (AIPRG Release)-The Armenian Policy Research Group (AIPRG)–a newly formed Washington-based association of Armenian economists and public policy analysts–has nearly completed preparations for the first annual international conference on "Armenia: Recent Economic Trends and Growth prospects." The conference will take place January 25 and is hosted by the World Bank.

Reviewing a large number of proposals submitted to the conference–the Selection Committee chose papers from a number of leading Armenian and international institutions–including the Central Bank of Armenia–the World Bank–International Monetary Fund–Urban Institute–Harvard University–Syracuse University–University of Florida–Michigan State University–etc. In addition–to discuss the papers and their policy implications–experts from the US Department of the Treasury–Federal Reserve Board–US Department of Agriculture–US Securities and Exchange Commission–IMF–IFC–and private sector participants were invited to participate.

One of the key objectives of AIPRG is to consolidate existing expertise among Armenia’s around the world as well as to plant the seeds for a new generation of Armenian economists and public policy professionals.

With this goal in mind–the conference strives to strike the right balance by uniting invited established scholars and young and promising graduate students to share their views and hopefully learn from each other.

All interested parties are invited to attend the conference and participate in the discussions. To learn more about the AIPRG–visit www.armpolicyresearch.org.

Please note that RSVPs are required to insure access to World Bank premises and services provided at the conference. To register online–please visit: http://armpolicyreseach.org/SeminarSeries/Index.htm.


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