George Mason University, USA
IZA World of Labor role
PhD Candidate, George Mason University, USA
Labor economics, international economics, and political economy
MA, Economic Analysis, Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine
"Is privatization working in Ukraine?: New estimates from comprehensive manufacturing firm data, 1989–2013." In: Comparative Economic Studies (2018) (with J. Brown, J.S. Earle, and V. Vakhitov).
"The motherhood wage penalty in times of transition." In: Journal of Comparative Economics 44:1 (2015) (with O. Nizalova and T. Silusarenko)
Workers and policymakers may fear that privatization leads to job losses and wage cuts, but what’s the empirical evidence?Conventional wisdom and prevailing economic theory hold that the new owners of a privatized firm will cut jobs and wages. But this ignores the possibility that new owners will expand the firm’s scale, with potentially positive effects on employment, wages, and productivity. Evidence generally shows these forces to be offsetting, usually resulting in small employment and earnings effects and sometimes in large, positive effects on productivity and scale. Foreign ownership usually has positive effects, and the effects of domestic privatization tend to be larger in countries with a more competitive business environment.MoreLess