Lucia Mýtna Kureková

Slovak Governance Institute and CELSI, Slovakia, and IZA, Germany

I am happy to contribute to the World of Labor project with a focused study about Central Europe, which is often neglected in comparative research. I especially value the succint analytical structure and rigorous presentation of papers that allow policymakers to quickly grasp the main issues

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Senior Researcher, Slovak Governance Institute, Slovakia

Research interest

Labor market and skills, labor migration, political economy of transition, institutional change, education and training systems

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to the OECD, CEDEFOP, and the World Bank

Past positions

Researcher, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna (2016); Researcher, INFOSTAT, Slovakia (2014); Research Coordinator, Central European University, Hungary (2008–2013)


PhD Political Science, Central European University, 2011

Selected publications

  • "Did post-enlargement labor mobility help the EU to adjust during the Great Recession? The case of Slovakia." In: Kahanec, M., and K. F. Zimmermann (eds). Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession. Berlin: Springer, 2016 (with M. Kahanec).

  • “How immigration grease is affected by economic, institutional and policy contexts: Evidence from EU labor markets.” Kyklos (Forthcoming) (with M. Kahanec and M. Guzi).

  • "Using online vacancies and web surveys to analyse the labor market: A methodological inquiry." IZA Journal of Labor Economics 4:1 (2015): 1–20 (with M. Beblavy and A. Thum-Thysen).

  • “What is the value of foreign work experience for young return migrants?” International Journal of Manpower (Forthcoming) (with Z. Zilincikova).

  • “Welfare systems as emigration factor. The case of Central and Eastern Europe.” Journal of Common Market Studies 51:4 (2013): 721–739.