Saul Estrin

LSE, UK, and IZA, Germany

I have worked for a number of years on issues concerning the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe. I am pleased to have this opportunity, provided by the IZA World of Labor, to make my work available to an unrivalled audience of policymakers and analysts within Europe and beyond

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy, Department of Management, LSE, London, UK

Research interest

Privatization, transition economics, foreign direct investment, entrepreneurship

Past positions

London Business School (1991–2006); London School of Economics (1984–1991); University of Southampton (1977–1984)



Selected publications

  • “Institutional determinants of new firm entry in Russia.” Review of Economics and Statistics 95:5 (2013): 1740−1749 (with R. Bruno and M. Bytchkova).

  • “Human capital in social and commercial entrepreneurship.” Journal of Business Venturing 31:4 (2016): 449−467 (with T. Mickiewicz and U. Stephan).

  • “The effects of privatization and ownership in transition economies.” Journal of Economic Literature 47:3 (2009): 699–728 (with E. Kocenda, J. Hanousek, and J. Svejnar).

  • “Institutions and entrepreneurship development in Russia: A comparative perspective.” Journal of Business Venturing 23:6 (2008): 656–672 (with R. Aidis and T. Mickiewicz).

  • “Institutions and female entrepreneurship.” Small Business Economics 37 (2011): 397–415 (with T. Mickiewicz).