Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance
Dr. Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan earned his Ph.D. in Economics from The New School; M.Phil. from the New School; and M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Louisiana State University.
Dr. Gevorkyan is a professional economist with extensive private and public sector experience focusing on macroeconomic analysis, fiscal policy, urban economic development, operations consulting and planning. Prior to joining St. John’s University, Dr. Gevorkyan worked as a Senior Economist at The City Council of New York City (2011 - 2013) and before that as a Manager for North America Operations at Capco (2009 – 2011) with earlier corporate engagements at BearingPoint and KPMG Consulting.
Concurrent with his professional responsibilities, Dr. Gevorkyan also taught a range of financial economics and economic development topics at Columbia University and New York University. In addition he also taught in the graduate programs at The New School and MBA concentrations at St. John’s University and Long Island University. Dr. Gevorkyan has lectured widely as invited scholar at academic meetings in the U.S. and Europe.
Dr. Gevorkyan’s broad research interests are in financial economics, international economics, economic development, macroeconomic policy, sovereign debt, labor migration, role of state in development, emerging markets modalities, and post-socialist economic and social transformation. His recent work on emerging markets connects theoretical aspects of risk and uncertainty with problems of international reserves use, capital flows, and sustainable economic development in the post-2008 crisis environment. Separately, taking early interest in the problems of temporary labor migration and economic development, Dr. Gevorkyan developed a concept of Diaspora Migration Mechanism, which is now gaining traction among policy makers.
Dr. Gevorkyan’s academic research work is published in economic and social science journals. He maintains an active research agenda and is often invited to participate in specialized and interdisciplinary conferences and seminars as a speaker as well as track chair. He is a reviewer for several academic journals in economics and finance. Additional information on recent publications and current work may be found at Dr. Gevorkyan’s professional website: http://agevorkyan.com.
Dr. Gevorkyan is the author of Innovative Fiscal Policy and Economic Development in Transition Economies (Routledge, 2013 in paperback; 2011 in hardcover). He is also the Editor and Translator of How Did I Survive? by Artavazd M. Minasyan (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008).