Violetta graduated from the Belarusian State University with a degree in Analytical Economics in 2021. In January-February 2021 she did an internship at BEROC and currently holds a position as junior researcher. Her research interests include female entrepreneurship and private sector development.
(Last updated December 2021)
Maryia Akulava graduated from the Belarusian State Economic University (BSEU) with a specialist degree in Economic Cybernetics in 2005. She obtained her MA degree in Economics from the Kyiv School of Economics (former EERC) in 2008. Since September 2009, Maryia has been working at BEROC and currently holds a position of researcher. Her research interests include labor economics, gender issues, privatization, and SMEs.
Maryia is head of the Belarusian team of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).
(Last updated June 2021)
Christina holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and a M.A. in International Economic Policy from the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po). She works as a research assistant for the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE).
(Last updated June 2020)
Merve Demirel is a Research Assistant at SITE. She holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from Koç University in Istanbul and is currently pursuing an MSc in Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. Her research interests are gender and development.
Hosny Zoabi is an assistant professor in Economics at the New Economic School. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 2005. Zoabi’s research focuses on understanding the determinants of long-run economic growth and its interaction with demographic changes, market structure and gender differences. It also concentrates on current demographic trends evolving in developed and developing countries.
Moshe Hazan is an associate professor in Economics at Tel-Aviv University, a Research Fellow at the CEPR and an Associate Editor of Macroeconomic Dynamics. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 2002 and spent a year as a Post–Doctoral Fellow at MIT. During the academic year 2009-2010, he held a position as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on understanding the determinants of long-run economic growth and its interaction with demographic change and gender differences. It also concentrates on current demographic trends in developed countries and their interaction with income inequality and economic growth.
Evelina Bonnier is a Ph.D. candidate at the Stockholm School of Economics and a research assistant at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE). She has a M.Sc. in Economics from Stockholm University. Her research interests lie primarily in development economics, applied microeconometrics, behavioral economics, and gender.