Suren Parsyan is a PhD candidate of economics, an associate professor at the Armenian State University of Economics and a lawyer. Parsyan heads the economic research department of the Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation. His professional interests include macro and micro economic policy, anti-monopoly mechanisms, tax policy, pension reform, energy system-tariffs, public debt management and mining.
The Eurasian Economic Union’s common natural gas market is expected to be launched in 2025. If the deal goes through, could Armenia as a natural gas importing country benefit?
The high level of centralization in Armenia’s sugar market has been maintained, allowing the main sugar importer, producer, wholesaler and retailer to leverage its market power into an arbitrary pricing policy.
A new tax hike on copper concentrate, molybdenum concentrate and ferromolybdenum places a burden on a sector that is critical to Armenia’s balance of payments and was implemented with an unwelcome urgency reducing regulatory certainty for potential investors.