George Mason University, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Fellow, Schar School for Policy and Government, George Mason University; CEO and Founder, ACG Inc.
Small and medium-size enterprise development (SMEs), entrepreneurship and public policy, female entrepreneurship development, international development, gender issues, economic and institutional development, migration issues, entrepreneurship education and training, quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant, UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment; Consultant, DFID, UK
Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Entrepreneurship and Governance, University College London, 2003–2006; Summer School Assistant Professor, London School of Economics, 2005; Assistant Professor, Maastricht School of Management, 1995–2000.
PhD Economics, Tinbergen Institute and the University of Amsterdam, 2003
“Mapping the gendered ecosystem: The evolution of measurement tools for comparative high-impact female entrepreneur development.” International Journal for Gender and Entrepreneurship (Forthcoming) (with J. Weeks).
“Size matters: Entrepreneurial entry and government.” Small Business Economics 39 (2012): 119–139 (with S. Estrin and T. Mickiewicz).
“Institutions and entrepreneurship development in Russia: A comparative perspective.” Journal of Business Venturing 23 (2008): 656-672 (with S. Estrin and T. Mickiewicz).
“Illegal entrepreneurship experience: Does it make a difference for business performance?” Journal of Business Venturing 22:2 (2007): 283–310 (with M. van Praag).
In post-Soviet countries, well-functioning institutions are needed to foster productive entrepreneurial development and growthRuta Aidis, February 2017Supportive institutional environments help build the foundations for innovative and productive entrepreneurship. A few post-Soviet countries have benefitted from international integration through EU membership, which enabled the development of democracy and free market principles. However, many post-Soviet economies continue to face high levels of corruption, complex business regulations, weak rule of law and uncertain property rights. For them, international integration can provide the needed support to push through unpopular yet necessary stages of the reform process.MoreLess