Solomiya Shpak is a Professor at the Kyiv School of Economics and a Researcher at the National Bank of Ukraine. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government. His fields of interest are Applied Microeconomics, Firm dynamics, and Political Economy.
Svante holds a M.Sc. in Econometrics and a B.Sc. in Economics from Stockholm University. He works as a full-time research assistant for the Stockholm Institute for Transition Economics (SITE).
(Last updated October 2020)
Marta is an Assistant Professor at the New Economic School and a research affiliate at CEPR. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford where she also worked as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow and JRF at Jesus College. She has previously worked in the Competition Division of the OECD, the Chief Economist Office of the Office of Fair Trading (now Competition Commission) and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Mykhaylo Salnykov is an Academic Director at BEROC. He earned his PhD in Economics at the Simon Fraser University (Canada) in 2008 supplemented by two Masters in Economic Theory (Kyiv School of Economics, 2004) and Environmental Sciences and Policy (Central European University, 2002).
Maria Petrova is a Visiting Associate Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University, UBS Associate Professor of Economics at the New Economic School in Moscow, and a Research Director at the Center for New Media and Society.
Petrova received PhD from Harvard University in 2008. In October 2011, she organized the 9th Workshop on Media Economics in Moscow. In May 2013, she will co-organizing (with Markus Prior and Martin Gilens) a conference on “Political Impact of Mass Media” in Princeton, NJ.
Lasha Labadze is an Assistant Professor at the American University of the Middle East (AUM). He has worked as an Executive Director at the ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI), where he was responsible for a team of researchers, performing a variety of research, training and teaching functions.
Lasha Labadze studied at Tbilisi State University’s (TSU) Department of Mathematics. Lasha holds a Master’s degree in economics from ISET and PhD degree from Tbilisi State University. At ISET-PI he was coordinating a number of projects including the Khachapuri Index and Consumer Confidence Index.
*Last updated April 2021
Elena Paltseva is an Associate Professor at Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Prior to joining SITE, Paltseva has worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH). Her research interests include Political Economics, Industrial Organization, Energy and Resource Economics, and Gender Economics.
(Last updated November 2023)
Anders Olofsgård is currently Deputy Director at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Associate Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. Before that, he was Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), at Stockholm University, in 2001.
Olofgård’s primary research areas are political economy, development and applied microeconomics, and he has published widely in both economics and political science journals. He has also been a visiting scholar at the research department of the IMF and done work for among others the World Bank, USAID and the Swedish Parliament.
(Last updated November 2019)