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CRRC Armenia 2013 Conference on "Social Capital: Definitions, Applications, Cultural Contexts" Registration closed Download more...

Lecture-discussion on "Supporting the Country to Turn Challenges into Opportunities" conducted by Mr. Jean Michel Happi, World Bank Armenia Country Manager Date: May more...

Training on "Prediction of the quality of Survey questions using the program SQP: Improvement of questions and correction for measurement errors" by Melanie Revilla, more...

Conference on "CRRC Research Methods" Tbilisi, June 20, 2013 About the Organizer: The Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), a program of Eurasia Partnership more...

Presentation on "Post-crisis Developments in Armenia" by CRRC-Armenia 2010 Fellow Day: March 29, 2013 Time: 14:00-15:30 Place: CRRC-Armenia, 52 Abovyan Str, YSU, 6th Block, Room 305 more...

Useful Links

Electronic Libraries

University of California, San Diego - A listing of 863 Internet sites of numeric Social Science statistical data, data catalogs, data libraries, social science gateways, addresses and more.

Library of business and economic literature - Electronic study guides, methodological materials, and scholarly monographs on economics, finance, management and marketing. In a separate section, there are reviews and scholarly articles on economic, managerial, and marketing issues in organizations.

Library of Economics and Liberty - The library is dedicated to advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty. It offers a unique combination of resources for students, teachers, researchers, and aficionados of economic thought. It has e-books, articles, electronics encyclopedia, etc. The website is provided by Liberty Fund, Inc., a private, educational foundation.

Oxford University Press Reading Room - offers scholars and students the opportunity to sample chapters and other extracts from a wide range of its new publications.

E-Library of Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC)

International Economics - online textbook in Armenian.

Library of full-text books on Sociology in Russian
Princeton University Press - Sample Chapters: Sociology
Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Social Theory
Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Sociology of Religion
Library of full-text books on Economics (in Russian)
Princeton University Press Sample Chapters in Economics
Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: General Economics
Cambridge University Press – Sample Chapters: Microeconomics
Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Economic Theory and Philosophy
Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Public Economics and Political Economy
Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Economic History
Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: International & Development Economics
Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Economic Systems
Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Macroeconomics & Monetary Economics
Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Econometrics
Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Political Economy

The Online Books Page
Library of University of Miami

Publications and Datasets

Social Science Online Periodicals - Social Science Online Periodicals (full text). Free access to specialized articles from 367 periodicals in social sciences.

Centre for the Study of Living Standards
The Centre for the Study of Living Standards is a non-profit, national, independent organization that seeks to contribute to a better understanding of trends in and determinants of productivity, living standards and economic and social well-being through research.

Publications on Institutional Economics - This page contains translated publications and scholarly articles on Institutional Economics.

World Development Reports - The World Bank's annual World Development Report (WDR) is an invaluable guide to the economic, social and environmental state of the world today. Each year the WDR provides in depth analysis of a specific aspect of development. Past reports have considered such topics as the role of the state, transition economies, labor, infrastructure, health, the environment, and poverty. The reports are the Bank's best-known contribution to thinking about development.

World Economic Forum - The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world. The Forum provides a collaborative framework for the world's leaders to address global issues, engaging particularly its corporate membersin global citizenship.

RAND Corporation Publications - The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit research organization that claims to provide objective analysis and effective solutions that address the challenges facing the public and private sectors around the world. RAND books and publications can be purchased online, or downloaded for free in PDF format. RAND makes its research available for free as a public service. If you find a publication useful, please consider purchasing a copy to help support RAND's research efforts.

The Russell Sage Foundation - The Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. Located in New York City, it is a research center, a funding source for studies by scholars at other academic and research institutions, and an active member of the nation's social science community. The Foundation also publishes, under its own imprint, the books that derive from the work of its grantees and Visiting Scholars.

Economics of Information Technology - This link directs you to a full-text book “Economics of Information Technology” of very famous economist Hal R. Varian

United Nations Population Fund - Information, reports, press releases and facts from UNFPA, and links to related population and reproductive health issue resources.

Netherlands Indisciplinary Demographic Institute - The World Wide Web of Demography Information resources

Population Reference Bureau (PRB) - The Population Reference Bureau has been informing people about the population dimensions of important social, economic, and political issues. Their mission is to be the leader in providing timely and objective information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications.

A catalogue on publications on Economics (in Russian)
A collection of books, working papers, articles, publications, and dissertation on economics.

AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics - AgEcon Search collects, indexes, and electronically distributes full text copies of scholarly research in the broadly defined field of agricultural economics including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development. AgEcon Search will serve as the permanent archive for this literature.

CCSO Working Papers - The project started in 1983 and involved the construction of econometric models of the Dutch economy for forecasting and policy analysis. The research led to publications on a financial model of the Dutch economy, the annual model CESAM, the quarterly model IBS-CCSO, an international model, a production model, and a model in continuous time. Since 1993, CCSO has broadened its scope, covering various themes like macroeconometric modeling, public finance, financial markets and dynamic modeling. This is reflected in the monthly seminars and in the international workshops organized by CCSO.

Working Papers in Emerging Markets - The Davidson Institute encourages researchers to share their findings in the areas of emerging markets through the William Davidson Institute Working Paper Series. This is the only working paper series in North America to focus exclusively on business, economic and policy issues in emerging markets.

Institute for International Economics - In 1994 the Institute launched a series of working papers. The series is intended to convey the preliminary results of our ongoing research. The research described in these papers is preliminary and has not gone through the usual review process for Institute publications. The views expressed in these papers are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the individual members of the Institute's Board or Advisory Committee. We welcome feedback from readers and encourage you to convey your comments and criticisms directly to the authors.

Inomics - Inomics is an Internet service especially tailored to the needs of Economics jobs, Courses, Conferences and Papers for graduate, research and senior economists worldwide.

EconWPA - Economic Working Papers Archive - This service (provided by the Economics Department of Washington University), is devoted to the free distribution of working papers in economics. There are 22 subject areas, along with a test posting area, a meetings area, an area for programs and an area for data. Other areas are added when demand dictates.

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) - This is a collaborative effort of over 100 volunteers in 41 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database of working papers, journal articles and software components. Any institution is welcome to join in contributing its research materials. All RePEc material is freely available.

Research papers of Hal R. Varian - This link directs you to a range of research papers of the very famous economist Hal R. Varian.

European Economy-Economic Papers - Economic Papers are written by the staff of the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs or by experts working in association with them. This publication series intends to increase awareness of the technical work being done by the staff and to seek comments and suggestions for further analyses.

The Centre for Economic Reform and Transformation - This is an established research centre focusing on the economic transition in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and East Asia.

NEP (New Economics Papers) - The goal of NEP (New Economics Papers) is to provide subscribers with up-to-date information to the research literature.

Electronic Publications: Department of Sociology Oxford University - The Department issues a series of Sociology Working Papers available for downloading from this site. Further guidelines for acceptance can be downloaded here (PDF format).

Econdata - EconData.Net is designed to help practitioners, researchers, students, and other data users quickly gain access to relevant state and substate socioeconomic data. The site aims to be a convenient, comprehensive first stop for anyone searching among the vast, disparate array of public and private data sources on the Web. EconData.Net is sponsored by the Economic Development Administration as a service to regional data users, and is jointly operated by Impresa, Inc. and Andrew Reamer & Associates, independent economic development consulting firms.

Least Developed Countries Report - UNCTAD´s Least Developed Countries Report provides a comprehensive and authoritative source of socio-economic analysis and data on the world´s most impoverished countries.

Gridded Population of the World (GPW) - Analysis of world population using latitude and longitude quadrilaterals for population information rather than countries.

NationMaster.com - This website was created by Rapid Intelligence Pty Ltd, an online publishing company based in Sydney. We produce original sites that provide people with unique views of content. NationMaster.com is a tool for researching and graphically comparing statistics between nations. There's a vast array of new data, together with some new features.

Internet Access to UN Information by Research Topic: Population and Demography

World Bank Publications

International Monetary Fund Publications

International Finance Corporation Publications

BREAD - Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development: Working Papers

University of Oxford Discussion Papers in Economic and Social History

50 Lectures on Microeconomics (Russian)

Internet Community “Sociologists” (Russian)

Working paper portal

Writings of Ludwig von Mises on Line

Publications at New Economic School (In English and Russian)

Publications at CEFIR - Center for Economic and Financial Research at New Economic School (In English and Russian)

European Social Survey – The European Social Survey (the ESS) is a biennial multi-country survey covering over 30 nations. To access data files, you have to register as ESS data user.

Global Corruption Barometer – The Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) is a public opinion survey that assesses the general public’s perception and experience of corruption in more than 60 countries around the world.

National integrity system – National Integrity System (NIS) country studies are qualitative reports that provide a detailed and nuanced assessment of anti-corruption systems at country level. Via this site you can access, by geographic region, the more than 50 NIS country studies conducted since 2001, as well as a number of related regional overviews.

Minorities at Risk – The Minorities at Risk (MAR) Project monitors and analyzes the status and conflicts of politically-active communal groups in all countries with a current population of at least 500,000.

European Data Center for Work and Welfare – EDACwowe a data catalogue on European research and policy making in the areas of work and welfare. It gives information on and direct links to comparative and national, quantitative and qualitative data on work and welfare and closely related fields.

World Value Survey – The World Values Survey (WVS) is a global network of social scientists who have surveyed the basic values and beliefs of the publics of more than 80 societies, on all six inhabited continents.

Central and Eastern Eurobarometer  - The Central and Eastern Eurobarometer (CEEB) was an annual general public survey carried out from 1990 to 1998.

Survey Questionnaires - is an information resource, in the field of social research, with a particular emphasis on quantitative survey methods.

Continuous Household Survey - The Continuous Household Survey (CHS) is designed to provide a regular source of information on a wide range of social and economic issues relevant to Northern Ireland.

Demographic and Health Survey - Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) are nationally-representative household surveys that provide data for a wide range of monitoring and impact evaluation indicators in the areas of population, health, and nutrition.

The Freedom in the World –survey provides an annual evaluation of the state of global freedom as experienced by individuals.

Life in Transition Survey is conducted jointly with the World Bank in 2006, assesses the impact of transition on people through their personal and professional experiences during the first 15 years of transition.

The Living Standards Measurement Study initiated in 1980, is a response to a perceived need for policy relevant data unemployment, poverty and health care use, etc.

World Database of Happiness - Continuous register of scientific research on subjective appreciation of life. You can find information on 135 present day nations.

International Household Survey Network – The IHSN is a partnership of international organizations seeking to improve the availability, quality and use of survey data in developing countries.

Household Sample Surveys in Developing and Transition Countries – Household surveys are an important source of socio-economic data. In developing countries, these surveys have become a dominant form of data collection, supplementing or sometimes even replacing other data collection programmes and civil registration systems.

List Serves

Central-Eurasia-L mailing list - This facilitates broad distribution of information about matters of interest to Central Eurasian studies, including Caucasus.

Eurasia Health Web site - Covers a variety of population and health issues, reaching medical professionals, sociologists and demographers

International Research Exchange - IREX maintains a list serve with notifications of scholarships, meetings, conferences, and seminars.

Johnson's Russia List - Oriented towards politics, this list serve reaches over 200 top scholars focusing on Russia and the FSU (free)

Reference Sources (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries)

http://eh.net/encyclopedia/ - EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History is designed to provide students and laymen with high quality reference articles in the field. Articles for the Online Encyclopedia are written by experts, screened by a group of authorities, and carefully edited. A distinguished Advisory Board recommends entry topics, assists in the selection of authors, and defines the project's scope.

The Handbook for Economics Lecturers - This is a set of guides to inform and improve the practices of university teachers of economics. The guides, though self-contained, are grouped under four section headings of teaching, assessment, course design and evaluation. Each guide has been written and edited by academic economists with experience of a particular aspect of learning and teaching practice.

Nelson - Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences

English-Armenian Glossary of the Council of Europe Related Terms and Expressions

Online Journals

Journal of Statistics Education (JSE) - disseminates knowledge for the improvement of statistics education at all levels, including elementary, secondary, post-secondary, post-graduate, continuing, and workplace education.

JSE is available for no charge. If you wish to receive e-mail announcements when new issues are published (or if you have questions or comments about JSE), please send an e-mail to the Editorial Assistant, Denise Riker(riker@iastate.edu).

Intereconomics - Review of European Economic Policy. Publisher: Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA)

Journal of Sociological Research

Demoscope Weekly (in Russian)

Library of "Intellectual Russia" Journal (in Russian)

International Journal on the Teaching and Learning of Statistics

Problems of Modern Economics (both in English and Russian)

Resource in Statistics (in Russian)

Economic Sociology (in Russian)

Library of "Intellectual Russia" Journal (in Russian)

Quantile -  International journal on econometrics in Russian language

Survey Research Methods:  The official journal of The European Survey Research Association

Portals and Search Engines

Social Science Search Engines and Portals

Directory of Open Access Journals

Educational Portal for Support of Educational Processes in CIS countries (in Russian )

Google Scholar - enables you to search specifically for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Google Scholar returns results from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles.

Scirus - the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet. Driven by the latest search engine technology, Scirus searches over 167 million science-specific Web pages.

Research Resources - contains links, proprietary information, and searches for all types of researchers and seekers of information, particularly those in the social sciences.

Geodata - a web-based portal for one-stop access to maps, data and other geospatial services that will simplify the ability of all levels of government and citizens to find geospatial data and learn more about geospatial projects underway.

EcEdWeb - The Economic Education Web is your portal to economic education resources in all forms and at all levels. Select from the menu above to find exciting material for teaching economics.

Web Center for Social Research Methods - This website is for people involved in applied social research and evaluation. You'll find lots of resources and links to other locations on the Web that deal in applied social research methods.

Dr. T's EconLinks.com - The site provides economics news, data, analysis and links to carefully screened sources on the Web. It also facilitates communication among economists, students, and anyone interested in economics, business or finance.

Game Theory - Game Theory.net provides resource material to educators and students of game theory and its applications to economics, business, political science, computer science, and other disciplines.

World-Gazetteer - provides demographic information for countries, their administrative areas, cities, and towns, arranged alphabetically by country name. General statistics relating to world population and images of each country's national flag are also available.

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) - The World Wide Web of Demography Information resources

Resources on Statistics and Econometrics (in Russian)

Educational Portal for Support of Educational Processes in CIS countries (in Russian)

Armenian General Search Engines and Portals

WEBNET - Armenian Online Catalogue
The Armenian Portal
The New Hybiz Network
Parev.net - Armenian Portal
Hayastan.com - Armenian Internet Portal
Cilicia.com - Extensive Armenia info and links
Armenia.com - The Armenian Portal
Armenian Directory - Yellow Pages
Armenian Search Engine & Website Directory
Armenia Development Gateway
Armenian Law Network
Economics Network
WEBNET - Armenian Online Catalogue
The Armenian Portal
The New Hybiz Network
Parev.net - Armenian Portal
Hayastan.com - Armenian Internet Portal
Cilicia.com - Extensive Armenia info and links
Armenia.com - The Armenian Portal
Armenian Directory - Yellow Pages
Armenian Search Engine & Website Directory
Armenia Development Gateway
Armenian Legal Information System

News Agencies, Online Newspapers and Magazines

Armenia Now
A1 PLUS News Agency
ARKA Information Agency
ARMINFO Information Agency
MEDIAMAX News Agency
GROONG - Armenian News Network
ASBAREZ Online Newspaper
Hetq Online
Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Government and State Institutions in Armenia

President of the Republic of Armenia
Government of the Republic of Armenia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia
Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia
Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia
Ministry of State Property Management of the Republic of Armenia
Ministry of Trade and Economic Development
Department of State Property Management of the Republic of Armenia
National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia
National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
Securities Commission of the Republic of Armenia
Armenian Stock Exchange
Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia
Armenian Development Agency
Millennium Challenge Account - Armenia Board of Trustees

Academic and Scientific Institutions in Armenia in Armenia

Yerevan State University
National Academy of Sciences
American University of Armenia
French  University in Armenia Foundation
Economic Research Institute
Yerevan State Linguistic University
Yerevan State Medical University
State Engineering University of Armenia
Russian Armenian State University
Yerevan Physics Institute
The Armenian European National Information Centres-National Academic Recognition Information Centres

Professional Associations and Networks around the World

Social Science Research Network
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
American Political Science Association
American Economics Association
Association of Accountants and Auditors of Armenia
Central Eurasian Studies Society
European Association for Population Studies
European Economic Association
European Sociological Association
Population Association of America
Global Development Network
National Bureau of Economic Research

Links on Caucasus

CA&CC Press    
The CA&CC Press® AB /Central Asia & Central Caucasus Press AB/ site is the joint home page of the Institute for Central Asian and Caucasian Studies in Sweden and the Institute of Strategic Studies of the Caucasus in the Republic of Azerbaijan. The site contains information, periodicals, monographs, and other publications prepared by these institutes.

Caucasus and Central Asia Program
The Caucasus and Central Asia Program (CCAsP) at UC Berkeley funds visiting teaching appointments in Caucasus/Central Asia studies, publishes a newsletter and working paper series, supports research by affiliated faculty and graduate students, and organizes a visiting speaker series.

Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development
Includes news, publications and resources on Georgian society and human rights.

Caucaz.com is a Tbilisi-based weekly online magazine publishing articles, investigative reports and analysis of the news and main issues in the South Caucasus: democratisation process, civil society, conflicts, minorities, domestic, regional and foreign policy, etc.

Center for Caucasus Studies at Øresund University  
The Center is a common academic forum for Caucasus Studies in the Øresund region. It unites an extensive competence on the Caucasus that is found in diverse disciplines at different departments and academic institutions in the Øresund region, for instance, political science, history, economy, art, religion, languages and ethnic relations.

CIMERA is a Geneva-based, private, non-profit organization, active in the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Balkans and in Switzerland. CIMERA combines governance projects and research focusing on media development, raising the professional qualifications of journalists and initiating cross-border cooperation between journalists, politicians and experts to enhance debates on regional concerns.

Columbia University: Central Asia and the Caucasus
An internet resource page hosted by the East European, Russian, and Eurasian National Resource Center at Columbia University.

EurasiaNet provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.

Gender Information Network of South Caucasus
The portal was created with the aim to assist in finding information about organizations working on gender issues and women’s rights in South Caucasus. The site contains information about women’s networks, coalitions, existing gender libraries, region’s publications and international documents, as well as announcements about upcoming seminars and trainings.

Institute for War and Peace Reporting    
Independent news from the Balkans, Caucasus and former Soviet Union, in several languages.

South Caucasus Cooperation Program
The South Caucasus Cooperation Program (SCCP) a unique regional initiative established by the Eurasia Foundation in 1998 to facilitate greater contact and cooperation among leading organizations in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Managed by staff in all three countries, SCCP provides financing to grassroots organizations in the South Caucasus to implement cross-border projects that address regional concerns.

The Caucasus Media Institute
The Caucasus Media Institute provides premier vocational training and resources for journalists. It offers access to databases, news archives and library; workshops on contemporary issues; research on politics, economics and social studies; international and regional cooperation, and job opportunities for interns, academics and professors.

The South Caucasus Institute of Regional Security
The SCIRS puts special attention on the security, spiritual and material well being of the inhabitants of the South Caucasus. Thereby it also promotes the development of the region as a whole, the creation of a feeling of regional identification and the responsibility for its future.

Transitions Online
Unique coverage of all of the region's 28 post-communist countries.