Field of research: International Trade

Aleksandr Grigoryan

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Aleksandr Grigoryan is an Associate Professor at the American University of Armenia and a CERGE-EI Foundation Teaching Fellow. Aleksandr Grigoryan has a PhD from the University of Turin and a Master’s Diploma from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, both in the economics field. Starting in 2009, he has worked at the Research Department in the Central Bank of Armenia and has been teaching at the American University of Armenia (AUA), School of Political Science and International Affairs.

Since April 2012, he has been appointed as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the College of Business and Economics and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University of Armenia. Dr. Grigoryan has served as the chair of the Master of Business Administration program, at the College of Business and Economics from 2014-2020. Aleksandr Grigoryan is very active in research and publishes in peer-reviewed journals regularly. He has publications in the Journal of Income Distribution and Eastern European Economics, among others.

His research covers topics from development economics such as income distribution, migration, transformation of industry structure.

(Last updated September 2022)

Giorgi Papava

Giorgi is a lead economist and head of private sector development practice at ISET-PI. He holds Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Chicago. Before joining ISET-PI, Giorgi had successfully cooperated, as an economic consultant and researcher, with several local and international organizations. He is a CERGE-EI Career Integrated Fellow, currently teaching at ISET. His research interests include international trade, industrial organization, political economy and public policy.

(Last updated November 2023)

Ana Burduli

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Ana Burduli is a Deputy Head of the Private Sector Development Policy Research Center at the ISET Policy Institute. Ana holds a Master’s Degree in Quantitative Economics from the University of Tartu in Estonia (2017) and received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Tbilisi State University (2014).

Before joining ISET-PI, she worked as a Business Development Officer at PMCG. Prior to this, she served as a research assistant at the Central Bank of Lithuania, as well as performed mentorship for students of the Masters of Applied Economics Programme at CERGE-EI. Since 2019, Ana is a visiting lecturer at Ilia State University.

Her research interests include public policy, international trade, and competitiveness.

(Last updated February 2022)

Svitlana Taran

Svitlana Taran holds an MA in Economics from Economic Education and Research Consortium (EERC) /Kyiv School of Economics. She has more than 10 years of experience as an analyst and consultant on international trade, trade policy, non-tariff barriers to trade, European integration and WTO regulations.

In 2016-2018, Svitlana worked in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine. In 2018-2019, she completed the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program in Economic Development at Boston University.

(Last update February 2021)

Olga Nikolaieva

Olga Nikolaieva is a Research Associate at KSE Institute, and a researcher at Foreign Trade Research Center, Trade+. She holds an MA in Economics from the Economic Education and Research Consortium (EERC) /Kyiv School of Economics. Her main research interests lie in the field of international trade, as well as health economics and labour economics.

Olga has participated in projects such as the Horizon 2020 funded “Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer” (EXCEPT) and the feasibility study “Effectiveness of public health system in combating severe population health crisis in Ukraine”.

(Last updated October 2019)

Maryna Khorunzha

Maryna Khorunzha is Director of the Foreign Trade Research Center, Trade+. She coordinates the work of the Trade+ team, as well as sets forth and implements the development strategy of the Center, puts together the research agenda and conducts communications and stakeholder relations. She also supervises international trade related research and directly participates in the respective analysis.

As stipulated by the research, Maryna forms and delivers policy recommendations for the state institutions, responsible for foreign trade policy making.

Maryna holds a Master of Public Administration in Economic Policy (MPA) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE.

(Last updated October 2019)

Victor Arshavskiy

Victor Arshavskiy has a PhD in Economics from New York University in 2011. After graduation, he worked at the Graduate School of Management at Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg, Russia. From September 2013 to August 2017, Victor worked as a Research Scientist at CTED, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE. Since September 2017 Victor has been working as a Research Fellow at Belarus Economic and Outreach Center. Victor’s fields of interest are Development Economics, International Trade and Financial Economics.

Douglas L. Campbell

Douglas L. Campbell holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UC Davis with specializations in International Economics, Economic History, and Open-Economy Macroeconomics, and was previously a Staff Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during the Obama administration, and also worked as a Modeling Analyst at the Democratic National Committee during the 2010 midterm elections. He currently works as an Assistant Professor at the New Economic School. He is one of the top 150 most followed economists in the world on Twitter @TradeandMoney.

Irina Tochitskaya

Dr. Irina Tochitskaya has a Ph.D. in Macroeconomics and an M.Sc. in Statistics. Since 2003 Irina Tochitskaya has been working as a Deputy Director and Academic Director of the IPM Research Center in Minsk, Belarus. In 2018, she joined BEROC as a consultant for the Green Economy project.

Her professional interests include trade policy, regional integration, innovation and growth, enterprise development, sustainable development, applied econometrics.

Pavlo Iavorskyi

Pavlo Iavorskyi is a Research Associate and Teaching Fellow at Kyiv School of Economics. He obtained Master’s degree in Economics at University of Houston in 2011.

He was involved as a researcher and project manager in various policy projects in fields of international trade, public finance and public procurement, public health and tobacco control, anti-corruption and SME development, decentralization and local development.


(Last updated February 2021)