Field of research: Poverty Reduction

Knar Khachatryan

Knar Khachatryan is an associate professor at the College of Business and Economics at the American University of Armenia. She is an associate researcher at Center for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi), Belgium. Her research centers on financial inclusion, multidimensional poverty, gender and conflict studies. Her recent publications appear in Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, Review of Development Economics, Eastern European Economics, Strategic Change and other journals. She holds a PhD in Management from SKEMA Business School (France) and a Doctorate in Economics from University of Cote d’Azur (France).

(Last updated September 2021)

David G. Tarr

David G. Tarr is a consultant and former Lead Economist with the World Bank and Adjunct Professor of International Economics at the New Economic School, Moscow. He has authored more than 60 refereed journal articles, written or edited 11 books or monographs and over 100 other professional papers.

Tarr has worked in more than 25 countries providing trade policy advice. His solely authored journal articles include articles in Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economic Inquiry, the Southern Economics Journal, the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Comparative Economics.

Presently, his research interests include the link between the liberalization of barriers in services and growth and poverty reduction (with applications in Tanzania and Kenya), World Trade Organization accession (with applications in Russia and Kazakhstan), assessing the impact of diverse interrelated regional integration agreements (with applications in Chile, Brazil, Russia, Armenia, Tanzania, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan), and assessing the impact of trade liberalization with heterogeneous firms.