NRU Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor, International College of Economics and Finance and Faculty of Economics, NRU Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation
Labor economics, development economics, economics of transition
PhD Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, 2009
"Employment and distribution effects of the minimum wage.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 84:1 (2012): 245-264.
“Earnings inequality and skill mismatch in the US." Journal of Economic Inequality 11:2 (2013): 163–194.
“The effect of taxation on informal employment.” Research in Labor Economics 34 (2012), Ch. 2.
"Assessing the impact of the maternity capital policy in Russia." Labour Economics (Forthcoming).
Informal employment in emerging and transition economies Updated
Reducing informality requires better enforcement, more reasonable regulation, and economic growthFabián Slonimczyk, March 2022In developing and transition economies as much as half the labor force works in the informal sector (or “shadow economy”). Informal firms congest infrastructure and other public services but do not contribute the taxes needed to finance them. Informal workers are unprotected against such negative shocks as ill-health, but for certain groups there can be scarce opportunities to enter the formal sector meaning informal employment is the only feasible option. Reducing informality requires better enforcement, more reasonable regulation, and economic growth.MoreLess