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Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Economics and Finance
PhD, Macroeconomic development and fiscal policy, The New School
MPhil, Economics, The New School
MS, Economics, Louisiana State University
BS, International Trade & Finance, Louisiana State University
Dr. Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Finance of the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University in New York City. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Vincentian Centre for Church and Society, a Research Fellow at the Center for Global Business Stewardship, and a Board Member at the Armenian Economic Association. Dr. Gevorkyan also serves as ad-hoc Economics Subject Matter Expert for the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See To the United Nations. Dr. Gevorkyan’s extensive teaching and research experience covers themes in open economy macroeconomics, macroeconomic policy, economic development, international financial economics, labor migration, and post-socialist transition economics. Dr. Gevorkyan is a co-editor (with Otaviano Canuto) of Financial Deepening and Post-Crisis Development in Emerging Markets (Palgrave MacMillan in 2016). He is also the author of Innovative Fiscal Policy and Economic Development in Transition Economies (Routledge, 2013 in paperback; 2011 in hardcover).

Teaching Interests

Business Economics, Economic development, Economic history, Financial economics, International economics, Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Transition economics, Urban economics

Research Interests

Central banks, Commodity markets, Economic development, Emerging markets, Exchange rate, Foreign exchange constraint, Macroeconomic policy, Mandated benefits, Labor migration, Open economy macroeconomics, Post-socialist transition, Sovereign debt.

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Journal Articles

Gevorkyan, A. V., and Khemraj, T. (2018). Exchange rate targeting and gold demand by central banks: modeling international reserves composition. Routledge: Emerging Markets Finance and Trade.

Gevorkyan, A. V. (2017). The foreign exchange regime in a small open economy: Armenia and beyond. Journal of Economic Studies. vol. 44, pp. 781-800.

Gevorkyan, A. V., and Kvangraven, I. H. (2016). Assessing Recent Determinants of Borrowing Costs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Review of Development Economics. vol. 20, pp. 721-738.

Gevorkyan, A. V. (2016). Development through Diversity: Engaging Armenia’s New and Old Diaspora. Washington, D.C.: Migration Information Source.

Gevorkyan, A. V. (2015). The legends of the Caucasus: economic transformation of Armenia and Georgia. International Business Review. vol. 24, pp. 1009–1024.

Bernard, L., Gevorkyan, A. V., Palley, T. I., and Semmler, W. (2014). Time Scales and Mechanisms of Economic Cycles: A Review of Theories of Long Waves. Review of Keynesian Economics. vol. 2, pp. 98-107.

Gevorkyan, A. V. (2012). Is Russia Still a BRIC? Some Observations on the Economy and Its Potential for Diversification. Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs. vol. 55, pp. 88-116.

Gevorkyan, A. V. (2012). Redefined fundamental uncertainty, fiscal rules, fiscal net, fiscal sustainability and emerging markets scenarios. Aestimatio, the IEB International Journal of Finance. vol. 5, pp. 126-161.

Gevorkyan, A. V., and Gevorkyan, A. (2012). Factoring Turbulence out: Diaspora Regulatory Mechanism and Migration Development Bank. International Migration. vol. 50, pp. 92-112.


Gevorkyan, A. V., and Canuto, O. (2016). Financial Deepening and Post-Crisis Development in Emerging Markets. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 270.

Gevorkyan, A. V. (2011). Innovative Fiscal Policy and Economic Development in Transition Economies. Routledge (Taylor & Francis).

Book Chapters

Gevorkyan, A. V., and Gevorkyan, A. (2016). Modeling Climate Change Effects on Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources. In: Dynamic Modeling, Empirical Macroeconomics, and Finance: Essays in Honor of Willi Semmler. Springer International Publishing. pp. 121-136.

Gevorkyan, A. V., and Canuto, O. (2016). Emerging Markets and the Post-2008 World. In: Financial Deepening and Post-Crisis Development in Emerging Markets. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 3-17.

Gevorkyan, A. V. (2015). Economic crisis. In: Wiley Encyclopedia of Management (Vol. 6). John Wiley & Sons. pp. 1-5.

Gevorkyan, A. V., and Gevorkyan, A. (2012). Derivatives, commodities, and social costs: exploring correlation in economic uncertainty. In: Derivative Securities Pricing and Modelling (Contemporary Studies in Economic and Financial Analysis, V. 94). Emerald Group Publishing Limited. pp. 47-70.


Gevorkyan, A. V., and Harvold Kvangraven, I. (2016). The Trouble with Sub-Saharan African Debt. The Developing Economics blog.

Canuto, O., and Gevorkyan, A. V. (2016). Tales Of Emerging Markets. Roubini Economonitor.

Canuto, O., and Gevorkyan, A. V. (2016). Capital Flows and Deleveraging in Emerging Markets: the Great Portfolio Rebalancing. Roubini Economonitor.

Gevorkyan, A. V., and Canuto, O. (2015). Toward a Migration Development Bank for Transition Economies. Huffington Post.

economic development
emerging markets
international economics
macroeconomic policy
transition economies