Ani Harutyunyan

Research Analyst

Dr. Harutyunyan served as a Research Analyst at AidData from 2018 to 2019.

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Dr. Harutyunyan served as a Research Analyst at AidData. Drawing upon data from Listening to Leaders survey, she produced a wide range of custom analysis and datasets for public use and the internal needs of funding partners. In this capacity, she led and contributed to the research analysis of various flagship publications and projects with clients such as DEval - the German Institute for Development Evaluation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank.

PhD in Economics, University of Leuven (KU Leuven)

PhD candidate in Economics, Southern Methodist University (SMU)

MA (en-route to PhD) in Economics, Southern Methodist University (SMU)

MA in Economics, International School of Economics (ISET)

Prior to joining AidData and William & Mary, Dr. Harutyunyan conducted research at the LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance at KU Leuven in Belgium, and  has also worked with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation.

Dr. Harutyunyan holds a PhD degree in Economics. Her research is primarily in the area of development economics, broadly defined to include forays into political economy and comparative development, with a focus on cultural values, geography, institutions, and conflicts. She has showcased her research in multiple international conferences and published in a variety of academic journals, including International Migration Review, Eurasian Economic Review and Economics Letters.

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