REPORT ON THE MAIN RESULTS OF THE SCIENTIFIC AND SCIENTIFIC-ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF THE M. KOTANYAN INSTITUTE OF ECONOMICS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA FOR THE YEAR OF 2019
The Most Important Results
Within the scope of the Research project entitled “Tourism sector Development as a prerequisite for sustainable economic growth, the development problems and their solution ways in the Republic of Armenia” (Research Team Leader: Vladimir Liparit Harutyunyan, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Doctor of Sciences (Economics), professor)
- it has been suggested to restore the issue of licensing of guides, which is also an important impetus to promote perspective development of this sector, as well as to refine innovative solutions, applied in the field of tourism, and in order to show their positive impact we have referred to the museums, operating in our country, moreover, it was suggested to restore the former status of Lake Sevan as a recreation area, which will not only enable the citizens of Armenia to spend their holidays in our homeland but also will create preconditions for increasing the alternative touristic flows and will facilitate short-term tourism visits from neighboring countries, the results of which will eventually be presented in the form of positive economic indicators.
Within the scope of the research project entitled “Assessment of the consequences of Armenia's membership to the EAEU and possible further developments” (Research Team Leader: Lilit Norayr Sargsyan, Ph.D. in Economics)
- it was revealed that in terms of export competitiveness, Armenia acquired new comparative advantages in the EAEU market along with earlier advantages. In particular, instead of the previous 9, 14 products are currently competing in the Russian market, in Belarus instead of the previous 3, now 8 products are competitive, in Kazakhstan instead of the previous 3, 6, and in the Kyrgyz Republic 4, instead of the previous 3. It is a fact, that a number of Armenian goods currently occupy stable minimum positions in 2 markets of the EAEU countries.
Within the scope of the Research project entitled “ Energy Security Issues of Armenia in the Context of Current Economic and Geopolitical Developments ” (Research Team Leader: Hayk Ashot Markosyan, Candidate of Sciences (Economics))
- the concept of energy security in the economic security system, the challenges of the RA energy security, the development prospects, and the connection of energy security are analyzed. It has been shown that uninterrupted and predictable long-term price stability of primary energy sources remains the most important energy security challenge for the Republic of Armenia. In the context of expert and public opinion, Russia’s annual review of dominant energy source – natural gas prices, is perceived as a largely political tool aimed at enforcing the country’s “energy slavery”.