Ekaterina Skoglund

Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Germany

IZA World of Labor delivers the essential knowledge on a variety of topics that are high on policy agenda in order to, among all, make people happier. I am delighted I can contribute with my expertise on the topic

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

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

Research interest

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"

Past positions

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

Selected publications

  • “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.