Head of the Chair: Ara MKRTCHYAN - PhD in Economics, Associate Professor

History, operations

ASUE Chair of International Economic Relations was established on December 20, 1995. The vision of the chair is to become the leading chair providing innovative and practical knowledge and skills in modern international economic relations, building knowledge through applied research, and cooperating with private sector and research institutions by 2027. The mission of the chair is to educate and prepare highly qualified specialists with applied and analytical skills, guided by social and civic responsibilities and democratic principles to be competitive in the Republic of Armenia and international labor markets, as well as leaders who trigger changes in the society and economy. The chair is guided by the principles of academic freedom, close cooperation of education and the labor market, student-centered education and the transfer of applied knowledge, establishment of innovative settings for teaching and learning, as well as applies the best international experience to realize all the tasks set.

Heads of the Chair

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Professor G. Aghajanyan (1995-2012)
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Associate Professor G. Nazaryan (2012-2017)
  • Doctor of Economics, Professor D. Galoyan (2017-2019)
  • From 2022 onwards: Ph.D. in Economics, Associate Professor Ara Mkrtchyan

Profession, specialization

The Chair carries out three-level educational programs full-time and part-time (bachelor's degree, master's degree, and postgraduate).

Bachelor’s degree program


The courses:

  • International economics-1
  • International economics-2
  • Logistics
  • Economic history
  • International corporations
  • International trade
  • International business
  • World economy
  • Transportation provision of foreign economic activities
  • International economic integration
  • International economic relations (for non-professional groups)
  • International financial and economic relations
  • International business (for non-professional groups)
  • Foundations of customs
  • International trade in natural resources and services
  • International monetary relations

Master's degree programs

International economic Relations


  • Scientific Research methodology
  • International finance
  • International and transnational institutions
  • Balance of payments and investment
  • Currency markets and monetary policy
  • Economic diplomacy
  • Foreign trade policy
  • International macroeconomics
  • International competitiveness issues

Customs administration


  • Scientific research methodology
  • Logistics in international trade
  • Foreign trade policy
  • Principles of customs administration
  • Peculiarities of customs regulation of different types of cargo
  • Determination of customs value
  • Product list of foreign economic activity
  • International trade conventions and agreements
  • Simplification and harmonization of customs procedures
  • Green customs office
  • Features of customs administration in integration associations
  • Interpretation and documentation of basic terms of supply

Postgraduate studies

Ը․00․06: "International Economics" (International Economic Relations)


  • International competitiveness issues
  • Geo-economics
  • International trade and integration
  • Regional economic policy
  • International finance
  • Currency operations and currency regulation

Scientific Research activities

In 2023 the scientific topics of the chair are "Issues of increasing the effectiveness of anti-crisis measures in RA" and "E-commerce as an imperative for international business".

The scientific research topics carried out by the staff of the chair are "Outbound labor migration: evaluation and reflection", "International competitiveness issues of landlocked countries (case of RA)", "Possibilities of diversification and growth of RA exports", "Socio-economic issues of even territorial development of RA", "Issues of sector development of RA economy and fiscal policy of the Customs Union under the conditions of membership", "Large-scale construction to ensure economic growth and even economic development by promoting the domestic production".

Around 30 scientific works are published by the staff of the chair annually.

Staff of the Chair

  1. Mkrtchyan Ara Alyosha - Head of the Chair, PhD in Economics, Associate Professor
  2. Galoyan Diana Robert - Doctor of Economics, Professor
  3. Tadevosyan Zoya Aghvan - Doctor of Economics, Professor
  4. Hakhverdyan Davit Nersik - Doctor of Economics, Professor
  5. Nazaryan Grigor Arsham - PhD in Economics, Associate Professor
  6. Avetisyan Tadevos Edik - PhD in Economics, Associate Professor
  7. Kirakosyan Vergine Lazr - PhD in Economics, Associate Professor
  8. Ananyan Anush Lavrent - PhD in Economics, Associate Professor
  9. Margaryan Tamar Khikar - PhD in Economics, Associate Professor
  10. Aghajanyan Susanna Sargis - PhD in Economics, Senior Lecturer
  11. Grigoryan Karmen Hamlet - PhD in Economics, Lecturer
  12. Pakhlyan Anna Armen - PhD in Economics, Associate Professor
  13. Sargsyan Zhora Kajik - PhD in Economics, Associate Professor
  14. Vardanyan Tatevik Grigor - Lecturer
  15. Khachatryan Lilit Saro - PhD in Economics, Senior Lecturer
  16. Zhamkochyan Anahit Misha - PhD in Economics, Associate Professor
  17. Fahradyan Narine Martin - PhD in Economics, Associate Professor
  18. Muradyan Varuzhan Aramayis - PhD in Economics, Associate Professor
  19. Gomtsyan Ararat Dvin - Doctor of Economics, Associate Professor
  20. Ulikhanyan Tatevik Armen - PhD in Economics, Senior Lecturer
  21. Hayrapetyan Albert Armen - PhD in Economics, Senior Lecturer
  22. Sayadyan Arthur Mushegh - PhD in Economics, Lecturer
  23. Melkumyan Hovhannes Harutyun – PhD in Economics, Lecturer
  24. Mkrtchyan Hamlet Grigor – Lecturer
  25. Mikayelyan Tigran Samvel – Lecturer
  26. Yedigaryan Knarik Karlen – Assistant
  27. Mkhitaryan Susanna Marat – Assistant
  28. Shekoyan Narine Razmik – Senior Lab Assistant

Address: Chair of International Economic Relations, ASUE, Nalbandyan str. 128, Yerevan, 0025, Armenia
Tel: (+37410) 593-449