Evgeny Yakovlev

New Economic School, Russia; Centre for Economic and Financial Research, Russia

I’m excited to be a part of this innovative project. I hope that policymakers and academics alike will find World of Labor a useful way to quickly learn the latest state of research on a wide range of issues in labor policy

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor, Higher School of Economics, Russia

Research interest

Health economics, labor economics, development economics


PhD Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2012

Selected publications

  • “The unequal enforcement of liberalization: Evidence from Russia’s reform of business regulation.” Journal of European Economic Association 11:4 (2013): 808–838 (with E. Zhuravskaya).

  • “Interest group politics in a federation.” Journal of Public Economics 94:9–10 (2010): 730–748 (with S. Guriev and E. Zhuravskaya).

  • “State capture: From Yeltsin to Putin.” In: Kornai, J., L. Matyas, and G. Roland (eds). Corruption, Development and Institutional Design. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2009 (with E. Zhuravskaya).

  • “Laws for sale: Evidence from Russia.” American Law and Economics Review 7:1 (2005): 284–318 (with I. Slinko and E. Zhuravskaya).

  • “Effects of state capture: Evidence from Russian regions.” In: Kornai, J., and S. Rose-Ackerman (eds). Building a Trustworthy State: Problems of Post-Socialist Transition. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2004 (with I. Slinko and E. Zhuravskaya)