Samson Avetian is the Managing Director of Avetian & Co, a macro research firm and Co-founder and VP of Angel Investor Club of Armenia. Samson is the author of "Armenian Economy: the Next 25 Years" and his other engagements include board memberships, economic/business advisory, a regular commentator on news outlets, etc. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the American University of Armenia. Samson has an MBA from Harvard; MSc in Financial Management from Gothenburg School of Business and a BSc in International Relations, Stockholm University. He was the President of the Harvard Club of Armenia, 2013 & 2017.
In August 2019, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan set ambitious targets to be achieved by 2050, including a population of 5 million, 1.5 million new jobs, eliminating poverty, and a GDP 15 times greater than today’s figures. Samson Avetyan focus specifically on the GDP growth target and examines the likelihood of hitting such a goal by 2050.
Economist Samson Avetian takes a brief look at the history of complicated relations between the U.S. and Iran. He argues that economic relations between Armenia and Iran are unlikely to see significant changes even in light of Iran’s escalating tensions with the West.
Samson Avetian looks at a number of variables that can impact Armenia’s economic growth outlook and writes that despite the challenges, the Velvet Revolution has catalyzed and facilitated meaningful improvement and thus raised longer run GDP growth projections.