Astghik Mavisakalyan

Curtin University, Australia

IZA World of Labor is a great resource for policymakers and practitioners. I am very excited to be part of this initiative

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Senior Research Fellow, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin University, Australia

Research interest

Economics of education, labor economics, political economy

Past positions

Postdoctoral Fellow, Research School of Economics, Australian National University


PhD Economics, University of Sydney, Australia

Selected publications

  • "Linguistic structures and economic outcomes." The Journal of Economic Surveys (2017) (with C. Weber).

  • "Do employers reward physical attractiveness in transition countries?" Economics & Human Biology 28 (forthcoming): 38–52.

  • "The labor market return to academic fraud." European Economic Review 82:C (2016): 212–230 (with J. Meinecke).

  • "Constitutions and the political agency of women: A cross-country study." Feminist Economics 22:1 (2016): 183–210 (with S. Austen).

  • "Russian language skills and employment in the Former Soviet Union." Economics of Transition 23:3 (2015): 625–656 (with A. Duncan).