Sr. Research Associate Andranik Manukyan, PhD graduated from Yerevan Economic Institute and Saint Petersbug University of Finance and Economics. He attained his academic rank at the Yerevan Economic Institute. He has been a member of the Supreme Council and of the Parliament of the Republic of Armenia. In May, 2000 he became Minister of Public Administration and in November, 2000 headed the Ministry of State Revenue. Since July 2001 he has been Minister of Transport and Communications of Republic of Armenia.