Ralitza Dimova

University of Manchester, UK, and IZA, Germany

This is a fascinating project, in which I am happy to participate. It will hopefully produce social impact by introducing policymakers to timely state-of-the-art research findings

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Senior Lecturer of Development Economics, University of Manchester, UK

Research interest

Education and employment in poorer African countries

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant for the United Nations Foundation

Past positions

Lecturer in Economics, Brunel University, UK


PhD Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2005

Selected publications

  • “Off-farm labor supply and correlated shocks. New theoretical insights and evidence from Malawi.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 63:2 (2015): 361–391 (with S. Gangopadhyay, K. Michaelowa, and A. Weber).

  • “The global food crisis: Disaster, opportunity or non-event?” World Development 46 (2013): 185-196 (with P. Gbakou).

  • “Allocation of labor in urban West Africa. Insights from the pattern of labor supply and skill premiums.” Review of Development Economics 14:1 (2010): 74-92 (with C. Nordman and F. Roubaud).