Field of research: Gender Economics

Mariam Lobjanidze

Mariam Lobjanidze joined the ISET Policy Institute in September 2018, where she is currently the Deputy Practice Head of Macroeconomic Policy. She received her Master’s Degree in Economics from ISET.  Since 2020, she has been working on elaborating the gender impact assessment (GIA) methodology for Georgia, conducting GIA together with Georgian ministries, and delivering Gender Impact Assessment Trainings. Her research interests include: Labour Markets, Gender Economics and Social Issues, Social Policy, Energy Security, and Climate Change.

Along with her research, Mariam Lobjanidze works as a teaching assistant at ISET, teaching Econometrics to second-year BA students. Between 2017 and 2019, she also worked as a teaching assistant in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics courses.

[Last updated March 2024]

Mery Julakidze

Mery Julakidze is a Junior Researcher at ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from International School of Economics (ISET). Over the course of her studies and career, Mery has demonstrated a particular interest in gender economics, public policy, and development economics. In her BA thesis, she studied gender, ethnicity, and age pay gaps in the Georgian labor market.

[Last updated March 2022]

Knar Khachatryan

Knar Khachatryan is an associate professor at the College of Business and Economics at the American University of Armenia. She is an associate researcher at Center for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi), Belgium. Her research centers on financial inclusion, multidimensional poverty, gender and conflict studies. Her recent publications appear in Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, Review of Development Economics, Eastern European Economics, Strategic Change and other journals. She holds a PhD in Management from SKEMA Business School (France) and a Doctorate in Economics from University of Cote d’Azur (France).

(Last updated September 2021)

Aleksandr Grigoryan

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Aleksandr Grigoryan is an Associate Professor at the American University of Armenia and a CERGE-EI Foundation Teaching Fellow. Aleksandr Grigoryan has a PhD from the University of Turin and a Master’s Diploma from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, both in the economics field. Starting in 2009, he has worked at the Research Department in the Central Bank of Armenia and has been teaching at the American University of Armenia (AUA), School of Political Science and International Affairs.

Since April 2012, he has been appointed as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the College of Business and Economics and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University of Armenia. Dr. Grigoryan has served as the chair of the Master of Business Administration program, at the College of Business and Economics from 2014-2020. Aleksandr Grigoryan is very active in research and publishes in peer-reviewed journals regularly. He has publications in the Journal of Income Distribution and Eastern European Economics, among others.

His research covers topics from development economics such as income distribution, migration, transformation of industry structure.

(Last updated September 2022)

Artur Król

Artur Król joined CenEA as a Research Economist in February of 2020. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting at the University of Szczecin in 2018 and Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics at the Pomeranian Medical University in 2019. He has specialized in microsimulation analysis of tax and benefit policies and has been analyzing labor market data with a special focus on gender inequality.

(Last updated October 2023)

Izabela Wowczko

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Izabela Wowczko works as a Research Economist at the CenEA. She holds a MSc degree in Economics (University of Szczecin) and a MSc degree in Computing (Institute of Technology Blanchardstown). Izabela Wowczko has also received a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Media Technologies (Dublin Institute of Technology). She also holds a Professional Diploma in Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation (National University of Ireland).

Izabela Wowczko is involved in data and policy analysis in the context of gender economics. Before joining CenEA she was employed in the public sector in Poland and Ireland. Her areas of expertise included the free movement of people in the European Union. In particular labour migration and social security for migrant workers, as well as skills development and lifelong learning.

CenEA is a member of the FREE Network and plays a leading role in the FROGEE program, focused on the analysis of the scale and implications of gender inequality in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

*Last updated January 2020

Pamela Campa

Pamela Campa is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) at Stockholm School of Economics. Before joining SITE she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary.  Pamela holds a PhD in Economics from the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University. She is a Research Affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (MISUM) and Dondena Gender Initiative.

Her research interests are in Political Economy, Environmental Economics and Gender Economics.

(Last updated February 2024)

Maria Perrotta Berlin

Maria Perrotta Berlin is Assistant Professor and Policy and Communication Manager at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE). She earned her Ph.D. from the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University. Maria’s main research interests are development and political economics, with a focus on gender issues and environmental policy.

Last updated September 2023