CELSI, Slovakia, and Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Research Fellow, Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) and Affiliated Researcher, Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) Regensburg
Political economy, democratization, comparative politics, institutional economics, economic development, transitional economics, and economic history
PhD Political Economy, Princeton University, 2011
“Do public fund windfalls increase corruption? Evidence from a natural disaster.” Comparative Political Studies (Forthcoming) (with N. Marinov).
“Destined for democracy? Labour markets and political change in colonial British America.” British Journal of Political Science (Forthcoming).
“Suffrage, labour markets and coalitions in colonial Virginia.” European Journal of Political Economy (Forthcoming) (with M. Nikolova).
“How much should we trust life satisfaction data? Evidence from the Life in Transition Survey.” Journal of Comparative Economics 44:3 (2016): 720–731 (with P. Sanfey).
“The happiness gap in Eastern Europe.” Journal of Comparative Economics 44:1 (2016): 108–124 (with S. Djankov and J. Zilinsky).
Can diversity encourage entrepreneurship in transition economies?
Harnessing the benefits of diversity is essential for encouraging entrepreneurship in the transition regionElena Nikolova, May 2017Entrepreneurship is an important lever for spurring transition in the economies of the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe. Utilizing diversity, in terms of religion or gender, can positively affect entrepreneurial development. Programs that encourage entrepreneurial initiatives (such as business start-ups) in culturally diverse localities should rank high on the policy agenda. Prompting women to start a business, along with female-friendly measures (including targeted legislation), can positively affect entrepreneurial behaviour and the performance of existing enterprises.MoreLess