Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Germany, CERGE-EI, Czech Republic, and UrFU, Russia
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Researcher, Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg, Germany
Health economics, subjective well-being, religion, corruption, economic reforms and development, emerging and (post-)transition economies, and applied microeconometrics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Short-term consultant to the World Bank Group, Washington, DC, USA
Associate Researcher, International Research Network of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, National Research University—Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation; Junior Researcher, Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; Visiting Lecturer, Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk, Russian Federation
PhD in Economics and Econometrics, CERGE-EI, a joint workplace of Charles University and the Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, 2012
“Health consequences of the Russian weather.” Ecological Economics 132 (2017): 290–306 (with V. Otrachshenko and P. Solomin).
“Psychological costs of currency transition: Evidence from the Euro adoption.” European Journal of Political Economy 45 (2016): 89–100 (with V. Otrachshenko and J. Tavares).
“Can religion insure against aggregate shocks to happiness? The case of transition countries.” Journal of Comparative Economics 42:3 (2014): 804–818.
“Life (dis)satisfaction and the intention to migrate: Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe.” Journal of Socio-Economics 48 (2014): 40–49 (with V. Otrachshenko).
Understanding religiosity is crucial to informed policy makingOlga Popova, February 2017Most religions in transition economies were marginalized by their former communist regimes. Today, some of these countries are experiencing a revival of religiosity, while others are prone to secularization. Religious norms affect individual decision making with respect to human capital investment, economic reforms, marital stability, employment, and other contexts. This implies that the interests of both religious and non-religious communities may differ and must be taken into account when designing and implementing economic policies, which is a challenge for policymakers.MoreLess