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Dr. Harutyunyan is a Scholar at the Sunwater Institute. She conducts research on innovation policy, focusing on the measurements of intellectual property rights and advocating for data-driven public policies. She is also a co-Principal Investigator of a research project investigating the effect of individual decision-making strategies on group decision-making, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Prior to joining the Sunwater Institute, Ani held research positions at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, the Licos – Center for Institutions and Economic Performance in Brussels, Belgium, 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. degree in Economics. Having studied at KU Leuven, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Zurich, her research fields include political economy and development economics, with methodological expertise in mathematical modeling and data analysis.

Dr. Harutyunyan presented her research in numerous conferences worldwide and published in economics and interdisciplinary scientific journals, including Economics Letters, Comparative Economic Studies, Eurasian Economic Review, International Migration Review, European Journal of Development Research, and PNAS – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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