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Women in Economics Workshop

The Armenian Economic Association 2019 Women in Economics Workshop will be hosted by the American University of Armenia, Manoogian Simone College of Business and Economics, 40 Marshal Baghramyan Avenue, on July 12th at 1PM, in Room 308E. Featuring a cast of all women economists, the Workshop brings academics and researchers from Armenia, Australia, Czechia, Georgia, and the United States to discuss their latest research in demography, labor economics, and macroeconomics.

This event is free. Please register at

Tentative Program

13:00 Expanding women’s role in the economy, Yulia Ustyugova and Lili Karapetyan, International Monetary Fund

13:40 The choice of women between employment and homestay, and their happiness: The case of the South Caucasus. Karine Torosyan, ISET (with Norberto Pignatti, ISET), Georgia

14:20 The role of conflict in sex discrimination: The case of missing girls, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Curtin University, Australia (with Anna Minasyan, University of Groningen, the Netherlands)

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30 Who Divorces Who: Educational Homogamy and Changes in Marital Stability, Geghetsik Afunts, CERGE-EI, Charles University in Prague

16:10 From Fixed-Event to Fixed-Horizon Density Forecasts: Professional Forecasters’ View on Multi-horizon Uncertainty, Tatevik Sekhposyan, Texas A&M University (with Gergely Ganics and Barbara Rossi)

16:50 PM Adjourn