University College London, UK
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor, University College London, UK
The non-economic (i.e. in terms of values and beliefs) consequences of economic change; the importance of values and culture in our understanding of economic outcomes
Imperial College (Wye College); Kent University; University of Sussex
PhD in Economics, University of London, 2008
The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative Economics. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021 (with O. Havrylyshyn).
"The feminisation U, cultural norms, and the plough." Journal of Population Economics (2022) (with L. J. Uberti).
Angry Men and Civic Women? Gendered Effects of Conflict of Political Participation. Working Discussion Paper, 2021 (with J. Litchfield and F. Gashi).
"Corruption and life satisfaction in transition: Is corruption a social norm in Eastern Europe?" Social Indicators Research 151 (2020): 723–766 (with C. Amini).
"Institutional change in transition: An evolving research agenda." In: Douarin, E., and O. Havrylyshyn (eds). The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative Economics. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.
Support for economic liberalization reforms is essential, but it grows stronger only where societies experience the effects of reversing these reformsAn extensive program of economic liberalization reforms, even when it generates positive outcomes, does not automatically generate support for further reforms. Societies respond with strong support only after experiencing the effects of reversing these reforms (i.e. corruption, inequality of opportunity). This point is illustrated through the example of the post-communist transformation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia—arguably a context where the end point of reforms was never clearly defined, and even successful reforms are now associated with a degree of reform suspicion.MoreLess