Ija Trapeznikova

Royal Holloway University of London, UK

I am excited to be part of the IZA World of Labor project. Building direct links between researchers and policymakers is very important, especially in the current social and political environment of information overload and growing distrust of experts

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Senior Lecturer, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Research interest

Labor economics, economics of education, applied econometrics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Junior Analyst at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, EU Integration Division


PhD Economics, Northwestern University, 2010

Selected publications

  • "Employment adjustment and labor utilization." International Economic Review 58:3 (2017): 998–922.

  • "Family background and schooling outcomes before and during the transition: Evidence from the Baltic countries." Journal of Popular Economics 21 (2008): 719–749 (With M. Hazans and O. Rastrigina).

  • "Part-time employment and underemployment in the Latvian labour market." Baltic Journal of Economics (2003) (with J. Popova and O. Rastrigina).