Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Researcher and project coordinator, YOUMIG, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, IOS Regensburg, Germany; Associate researcher, International Research Network of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Studies at Higher School of Economics, National State University, Moscow, Russia
Subjective well-being and welfare, gender roles, discrimination in the labor market, migration, inequality, demography
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Responsible for Working Package 4 "Improved measurement of youth migration and local capacity building" for YOUMIG Project in framework of the "INTERREG - Danube Transnational Programme"
Lecturer within the CERGE-EI Graduate Teaching Fellowship at Far East State University, Vladivostok, Russia, International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Irkutsk State University, Institute for Mathematics, Economics, and Informatics, Russia, 2014–2016; Visiting Researcher at Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan, 2014; Researcher in J. Monnet project “Variety of institutional settings and socio-economic inequalities in the process of European integration”, 2012–2013.
PhD Economics, Vilfredo Pareto Graduate School, University of Turin, 2009
“Demography of Russia: From the Past to the Present.” Economic Transition Series, Palgrave Macmillan (2017) (with T. Karabchuk and K. Kumo).
“Inequality-adjusted wage differentials in East and West Germany.” The Journal of Economic Inequality 14:1 (2016): 21–40 (with P. Van Kerm).
“Labour market institutions, crisis and gender earnings gap in Eastern Europe.” The Economics of Transition, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 23:3 (2015): 517–564 (with C. Perugini).
“The Chinese in Russia: Friends or foes? Investment strategies and migration patterns between neighbours.” In: Weinar, A., and M. Sanfilippo (eds). Chinese Migration and Economic Relations with Europe. London: Routledge (2015); pp.175–197.
“Surveying transitional experience and subjective well-being: Income, work, family.” Economic Systems 35:2 (2011): 139–157.
Economic progress coupled with political and institutional stability is needed to reduce unhappinessEkaterina Skoglund, May 2017Since 1989, post-communist countries have undergone profound changes in their political, economic, and social structures and institutions. Across a range of development outcomes—in terms of the speed and success of reforms—transition is an “unhappy process.” The “happiness gap,” i.e. the difference in average happiness levels between the populations of transition and non-transition economies, is closing, but at a slower pace than the process of economic convergence. Economic growth, as the determinant of a country’s collective well-being, has been superseded by measurements of institutional quality and social development.MoreLess