Olga Kupets

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine, World Bank, USA, and IZA, Germany

I like this innovative project that helps bridge the gap between research in labor economics and policymaking!

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine

Research interest

Labor economics, development economics, transition economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to the World Bank and the International Labour Organization

Past positions

Visiting Research Scholar, Kyoto Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, September–November 2014; Research Associate, Economics Research and Outreach Centre, Kyiv School of Economics, November 2003–April 2007; Visiting Research Affiliate, IZA, May–June 2004


PhD Economics, Institute of Demography and Social Studies of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, 2008

Selected publications

  • “Education-job mismatch in Ukraine: Too many people with tertiary education or too many jobs for low-skilled?” Journal of Comparative Economics (Forthcoming).

  • “In search of opportunities? The barriers to more efficient internal labor mobility in Ukraine.” IZA Journal of Labor & Development 3:21 (2014): 1–28 (with J. Koettl, A. Olefir, and I. Santos).

  • “Trade liberalisation and employment effects in Ukraine.” Comparative Economic Studies 50:2 (2008): 318–340 (with A. Christev and H. Lehmann).

  • “Determinants of unemployment duration in Ukraine.” Journal of Comparative Economics 34:2 (2006): 228–247.

  • “Gross job flows in Ukraine.” The Economics of Transition 11:2 (2003): 321–356 (with J. Konings and H. Lehmann).