Evgeny Yakovlev

  • Current position:
    Assistant Professor, Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Research interest:
    Health economics, labor economics, development economics
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  • Affiliations:
    New Economic School, Russia; Centre for Economic and Financial Research, Russia
  • Qualifications:
    PhD Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
  • Personal statement about IZA World of Labor:
    I’m excited to be a part of this innovative project. I hope that policymakers and academics alike will find World of Labor a useful way to quickly learn the latest state of research on a wide range of issues in labor policy
  • Selected publications:
    • “The unequal enforcement of liberalization: Evidence from Russia’s reform of business regulation.” Journal of European Economic Association 11:4 (2013): 808–838 (with E. Zhuravskaya).
    • “Interest group politics in a federation.” Journal of Public Economics 94:9–10 (2010): 730–748 (with S. Guriev and E. Zhuravskaya).
    • “State capture: From Yeltsin to Putin.” In: Kornai, J., L. Matyas, and G. Roland (eds). Corruption, Development and Institutional Design. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2009 (with E. Zhuravskaya).
    • “Laws for sale: Evidence from Russia.” American Law and Economics Review 7:1 (2005): 284–318 (with I. Slinko and E. Zhuravskaya).
    • “Effects of state capture: Evidence from Russian regions.” In: Kornai, J., and S. Rose-Ackerman (eds). Building a Trustworthy State: Problems of Post-Socialist Transition. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2004 (with I. Slinko and E. Zhuravskaya)
  • Articles

Alcoholism and mortality in Eastern Europe

Excessive drinking is the main cause of high male mortality rates, but the problem can be addressed

July 2015

10.15185/izawol.168 168

by Evgeny Yakovlev Yakovlev, E

Eastern European countries, particularly former Soviet Union economies, traditionally have the highest rates of alcohol consumption in the world. Consequently, they also have some of the highest male mortality rates in the world. Regulation can be effective in significantly decreasing excessive drinking and its related negative effects, such as low labor productivity and high rates of mortality. Understanding the consequences of specific regulatory measures and what tools should be used to combat excessive alcohol consumption is essential for designing effective policies.