Jelena Nikolic

Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA

IZA World of Labor creates a worldwide bond between academic analyses and policy making by transforming the way in which empirical evidence is globally shared and applied for the benefits of future generations. In my opinion it significantly contributes to the purpose of research and I am deeply honored to be a part of this unique project

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor, Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA

Research interest

Transition economics, international development, applied microeconomics

Past positions

Assistant Teaching Professor, Northeastern University, Department of Economics, USA; Visiting research fellowship, London School of Economics; Assistant Professor, Belgrade University, Faculty of Economics


PhD Economics, Nottingham University, 2011

Selected publications

  • "Pre-crisis reforms, austerity measures and the public-private wage gap in two emerging economies." Economic Systems 41:2 (2017): 248–265 (with I. Tomić and I. Rubil).

  • "The effect of large-scale privatization on public sector pay gap in a transition economy.” Economics of Transition 22:4 (2014): 759–781.

  • "What has twenty years of public–private pay gap literature told us? Eastern European transitioning vs. developed economies.” Journal of Economic Surveys 28:3 (2014): 516–550.