September 18, 2009

The Sources and Uses of Survey Data on Armenia

On September 18, 2009 CRRC-Armenia hosted a training on "The Sources and Uses of Survey Data on Armenia" conducted by Shushanik Hakobyan, a PhD student at the University of Virginia.

The training explored the availability and accessibility of various sources of survey data on Armenia such as 2001 Population Census, Life in Transition (LiTS), Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS) and 2003 NSS Household Survey. Several applications of these surveys were presented, such as business tax evasion, return to education, remittances and education spending, income mobility, educational assortative mating, and income distribution.
Shushanik received her B.A. in Economics from Yerevan State Institute of Economy, M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and is currently a fifth-year doctoral student in Economics at the University of Virginia. She has worked on a number of the World Bank projects as a consultant over the last few years. She is also a co-contributor at The Armenian Economist, a blog dedicated to the dissemination of the views of economists and professionals on current developments in the economy of Armenia.