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Vahe Lskavyan


Associate Professor

Bentley Annex 321


  • Ph.D., Economics, Washington University, 2005
  • M.A., Economics, Washington University, 2001
  • Graduate courses in economics (1994-1996), CERGE, Czech Republic
  • MBA courses (1992-1994), American University of Armenia
  • Diploma (1992), Engineering, Polytechnic Institute, Armenia

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor (2011-), Assistant Professor (2005-2011), Economics, Ohio University
  • Associate Economist, Supervision and Regulation Unit, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2004 – 2005
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Instructor, Washington University, 2000-2004
  • Instructor, Anglo-American College, Prague, Czech Republic, 1996, 1998-1999
  • Graduate Assistant, CERGE, Czech Republic, 1996-1998

Courses Taught

  • Ohio University: Managerial Economics, IO, Game Theory, Principles of Micro, Graduate Micro
  • Washington University, University College: Introduction to Micro, Price Theory
  • Anglo-American College, Prague: Money & Banking, Corp. Finance, Principles of Macro


Insider Regulation and the Incentive to Invest as an Insider, Economics of Governance, 16(3), 2015

Donor-Recipient Ideological Differences and Economic Aid, Economics Letters,123(3), 2014

A Computational Model of Politicians-Bureaucracy Relationship in a Competitively Authoritarian Environment, with V. Melkonian, Int. J. Computational Economics and Econometrics, 2(1), 2011

Democracy Levels and the Income-Military Expenditure Relationship, Applied Economics Letters, 18(15), 2011

Ownership Concentration, Shareholder Protection and FDI, with M. Spatareanu, Journal of Economics  and Business, 63(1), 2011

Host Country’s Governance and the Size of Foreign Investors, with M. Spatareanu, Economics Letters, 100(2), 2008

A Rational Choice Explanation for Stalin’s Great Terror, Economics and Politics, 19(2), 2007

Ownership Concentration, Market Monitoring and Performance: Evidence from the UK, the Czech Republic and Poland, with M. Spatareanu, Journal of Applied Economics, IX (1), May 2006

Multiple Shareholder Control as a Signaling Mechanism, Economics Bulletin, 7, 2006

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