The three-day international conference along with the representatives of foreign universities is also attended by PhD students and lecturers of Yerevan State University and American University of Armenia. Submitted papers will be published in three languages in the form of separate collection.
The opening ceremony of the conference, organized by Yerevan State University, American University of Armenia and the Armenian Economic Association was attended by the RA Minister of Economy Artsvik Minasyan, YSU Vice-rector on Scientific Policy and International Cooperation Gegham Gevorgyan, Vice-rector on Students, Alumni and Public Relations Ruben Markosyan, representative of the Armenian office of the World Bank Laura Bailey, representatives of the International Monetary Fund, professors, students and others.
Hayk Sargsyan, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration, welcomed the guests and said that this conference, which is being held for six consecutive years, has contributed to the development of the economic thought, raising a number of problems in the sector.
Vice-rector Gegham Gevorgyan also welcomed the participants and said each year people interested in science reveal new problems via similar initiatives, which then become subjects for researches: “I also welcome the fact that the number of participants has increased, most of whom are well-known experts from leading universities.”
Minister of Economy, lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Management Artsvik Minasyan, welcomed this initiative and highlighted the fact that the conference is held at YSU, as any such initiative needs a serious scientific support: “In recent years, developments in the world show that economic reforms supported by appropriate scientific accompaniment, register positive results, contributing to the solution of various problems.”
Artsvik Minasyan also touched upon Armenian industrial policy, economic trends in the sector, local trade promotion and the existing gaps. According to the minister, if we do not follow the ongoing developments and not go in line with in the information technology field, then we will not have a real social and economic development.
The three-day conference will be summarized on June 19. The reports will be presented at the Faculty of Economics and Management, International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education, as well as the American University of Armenia.