Applied Econometrics and Economic Transition
Dr. Karine Torosyan has received her B.A. in Economics from Yerevan State University, Armenia (1997), and her PhD in Economics from Oregon State University, USA (2005). Upon graduation Dr. Torosyan joined ISET as a permanent faculty member, and she has been with the School since then. Her topics of interest include: trade in transition countries, labor and migration issues, developments in shadow economic activity in transition countries. Karine has teaching experience in Statistics and Econometrics (graduate level), as well as in Microeconomics (graduate and undergraduate) and International Trade (undergraduate level). Her previous work includes teaching at the Department of Economics at Oregon Stat University.
“Understanding Informal Employment in Transition: The Case of Georgia” Volkswagen Foundation sponsored project
Papers in progress
“Toothless reforms? The remarkable stability of female labour force participation in a top-reforming country” (with N. Pignatti and M. Chitanava).
“On the optimal family size or how our desires do not coincide with our possibilities: the case of South Caucasus” (with N. Pignatti).
“Effect of Flat Tax Reform on the Size of the Hidden Economy: Evidence from the Post-Communist Natural Experiment” (with R. Filer).
“True Inequality: Income Inequality in Georgia Adjusted for Unreported Income” (with R. Filer and N. Abashidze).
“Remittances and Social Capital Formation: the Case of Georgia” (with T. Gerber).
“The Dark Side of The Moon: Informal Employment in Georgia” (with N. Pignatti).
“The Tax Reform in Georgia and the Size of the Shadow Economy” (with R. Filer), Economics of Transition, January 2014.
“The Remittances in Georgia: Correlates, Economic Impact, and Social Capital Formation” (with T. Gerber), Demography, February 2013.
“Migration, Household Tasks, and Gender in the Republic of Georgia” (with T. Gerber and P. Gonalons-Pons), International Migration Review (forthcoming).
“Development on the move: measuring and optimizing migration’s economic and social impacts in Georgia” (with R. Tchaidze), report prepared for the GDN/IPPR commissioned migration study “Development on the Move”, 2010. “Impact of Russian Sanctions on the Georgian Economy” (with E. Livny and M. Ott), report prepared for the Department for International Development, UK, Georgian Office.
“A Phased Strategy for Opening Armenia’s Western Border” (with R. Beilock), presented at “The Economic and Social Impacts of Opening the Armenia-Turkish Border” conference by the Armenian International Policy Research Group, January 2007. Published: Armenian Journal of Public Policy, Proceedings, March 2007.
“Economic Potential for Regional Integration of Armenia and Northeast Turkey” (with R. Beilock), presented at “The Economic and Social Impacts of Opening the Armenia-Turkish Border” conference by the Armenian International Policy Research Group, January 2007. Published: Armenian Journal of Public Policy, Proceedings, March 2007.