King Banaian is a professor in the Department of Economics at St. Cloud State University. He has consulted at the central banks of Ukraine, Egypt and Macedonia and the ministries of finance of Indonesia, Macedonia and Armenia. He is author of The Ukrainian Economy since Independence (Edward Elgar, 1998), co-editor of The Design and Use of Political Economy Indicators (Palgrave, 2008) and more than forty articles and book chapters discussing monetary policy and political economy. He is a fellow of the Armenian International Policy Research Group in Washington, DC and Yerevan, Armenia.In 2010, he was elected state representative to the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 15B. He is also host of the King Banaian Show of the Northern Alliance Radio Network, broadcast in Minneapolis, and co-author of the St. Cloud Quarterly Business Report.
King Banaian received his B.A. degree from St. Anselm College, New Hampshire and M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at Claremont Graduate School, California. He lives in St. Cloud, Minnesota, with his wife and daughter.
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