Irina Denisova

New Economic School and CEFIR, Russian Federation

I find the project an inspired way to inform policymakers and broad public on recent academic developments related to economic policy

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor of Economics, NES; Lead Economist, CEFIR

Research interest

Labor markets and social policy in transition economies, microeconomics of unemployment, effectiveness of active labor market programs, income distribution, poverty and inequality, social and labor market effects of WTO accession, economics of education


PhD Economics, University of Manchester, 1998

Selected publications

  • “Recent demographic developments in the Russian Federation.” In: Alexeev, M., and S. Weber (eds). Handbook of the Russian Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming (with I. Denisova and J. Shapiro).

  • “Everyone hates privatization, but why? Survey evidence from 28 post-communist countries.” Journal of Comparative Economics 40:1 (2012): 44–61 (with E. Zhuravskaya, T. Frye, and M. Eller).

  • “Adult mortality in Russia: A microanalysis.” Economics of Transition 18:2 (2010): 333–363.

  • “What do Russians think about transition?” Economics of Transition 18:2 (2010): 249–280 (with E. Zhuravskaya and M. Eller).

  • “Who wants to revise privatization? The complementarity of market skills and institutions.” American Political Science Review 103:2 (2009): 284–304 (with E. Zhuravskaya, T. Frye, and M. Eller).