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Ani Harutyunyan



Dr. Harutyunyan is a Scholar at Sunwater Institute, where she is also a Principal Investigator of a research project, funded by a continuous research grant from the National Science Foundation. She also holds Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship from Scalia Law School at George Mason University.

Prior to joining the Sunwater Institute, Ani held research positions at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, KU Leuven in Belgium, Southern Methodist University in Texas, University of Zurich in Switzerland, and served as a consultant to the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation in the South Caucasus, providing data-driven insights on policy implementation in developing economies.

Dr. Harutyunyan holds a Ph.D. in Economics and has published in a variety of economics and interdisciplinary scientific journals, including PNAS – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Comparative Economic Studies, Eurasian Economic Review, European Journal of Development Research, International Migration Review, and Economics Letters. In 2022 she was awarded the Bergson Prize by the Association for Comparative Economic Studies for the best published paper. More information about her research can be found at

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