10/16 Lunch: SGE Luncheon with Shushanik Hakobyan


Shushanik Hakobyan – Assistant Professor, Economics Department, Fordham University

“The US GSP:  Background and the Implications of Recent Developments”

Shushanik Hakobyan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Fordham University, NY. Her research focuses on US trade policy toward developing countries, as well as labor market effects of trade liberalization.  In particular, she studies the utilization and implementation of trade preference programs such as the GSP, and the effect of NAFTA on US wages. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia.

Preferential market access is of critical importance to many exporters in developing countries. Further, a number of developed countries provide preferential (including duty-free) access to their markets to stimulate exports from developing countries. About one-third of dutiable exports from developing countries to the US are eligible for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), the most comprehensive trade preference program offered by the US. Professor Hakobyan will discuss the issues surrounding the US GSP utilization and implementation, the current expired status of GSP, and the impact such expiration may have on exports from developing countries.

The lunch is 12:00 noon to 1:30pm at Chinatown Garden, 618 H St NW Washington, DC. Metro stop: Gallery Place. The cost is $16 Members, $16 Affiliated, $25 Non Members . This luncheon is a joint event with the NEC.

To register for the lunch with Shushanik Hakobyan on Thursday, October 16th, 2014, please go to The National Economists Club and use the code “AFFILIATED”.