Degree in Economic Cybernetics, Yerevan Institute of National Economy, 1980. Doctor Center Economics, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Academy of Sciences, 1985.
Researcher Institute Economics, Armenian National Academy Sciences, 1990-1992; deputy chairman, State Committee Economics, 1992-1993; deputy minister of economy, Government of Armenia, 1992-1993; minister of finance, Government of Armenia, since 1993.
Served in Soviet Army, 1982-1985.
Married; 2 children.