Aston University, UK
IZA World of Labor role
50th Anniversary Professor of Economics, Aston University, UK
Economics of entrepreneurship, comparative economics, regional economics
Professor of Comparative Economics, University College London, UK; Research Associate, University of California at Davis, USA
Habilitation in economic theory, UMCS 2008
"Creativity and security as a cultural recipe for entrepreneurship." Journal of Institutional Economics 18:1 (2022): 119–137 (with A. Kaasa).
"Homophily and peer influence in early-stage new venture informal investment." Small Business Economics (2021) 1–24 (with F. Qin and S. Estrin).
"Authoritarian populism in comparative perspective." In: Douarin, E., and O. Havrylyshyn (eds). The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative Economics. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.
"It takes two to tango: Complementarity of bonding and bridging trust in alleviating corruption in cities." Regional Studies 54:6 (2020): 851–862 (with J. Korosteleva and P. Stępień-Baig).
"State capitalism with populist characteristics. Poland and Hungary." In: The Oxford Handbook on State Capitalism and the Firm. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021 (with M. Bałtowski and P. Kozarzewski).
Support for economic liberalization reforms is essential, but it grows stronger only where societies experience the effects of reversing these reformsAn extensive program of economic liberalization reforms, even when it generates positive outcomes, does not automatically generate support for further reforms. Societies respond with strong support only after experiencing the effects of reversing these reforms (i.e. corruption, inequality of opportunity). This point is illustrated through the example of the post-communist transformation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia—arguably a context where the end point of reforms was never clearly defined, and even successful reforms are now associated with a degree of reform suspicion.MoreLess