Sargis Karavardanyan

PhD Candidate, University of California, Irvine
Adam Smith Fellow

Sargis Karavardanyan is a PhD candidate in political economy at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include political economy and research methodology. In particular, he is interested in the mechanisms and dynamics of corruption, protests, foreign investments and regime change in weak states of the global south. Sargis earned an MA in mathematical behavioral sciences from UC Irvine, another MA in political science from California State University, Northridge and a BA in political science from UCLA. Currently, Sargis works as a Data Analyst at the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. He was a Mercatus Center Adam Smith Fellow during the 2019-2020 academic year and a Don Lavoie Fellow during the 2020-2021 academic year.