Field of research: Labor Economics

Ellam Kulati

Ellam is a Ph.D. researcher at CenEA and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Warsaw. He holds a MA in Economics from the University of Warsaw, and a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Nairobi. His research interests include the economics of ageing, household, labour and behavioural economics.

Mihails Hazans

Dr. Mihails Hazans is a Professor of econometrics at the University of Latvia, a Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, a Global Labor Organization (GLO) Fellow, and a Research Associate at the Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS).

His research focuses on migration, ethnic minorities, human capital, teleworking, informal employment and envelope wages. Professor Hazans has contributed chapters to books published by Springer (3), Ashgate, Edward Elgar and OECD Publishing, as well as published articles in academic journals such as Economica, Empirica, Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations and the Journal of Population Economics.

(Last updated October 2022)

Juan Pablo Rud

Juan Pablo Rud is a Professor of Economics at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a research affiliate at IFS and IZA. His research on development and labor economics has a focus on environment, climate change, agriculture, and natural resources. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics in 2008.

(Last updated October 2022)

Michal Myck

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Michal Myck is the Director and Member of the Board of the Centre for Economic Analysis (CenEA). He previously worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (1999-2004; International Fellow 2005-2011) and at the DIW-Berlin (2005-2013). In the years 2005-2017 he was the Polish Country Team Leader for the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Myck received his B.A. and M.Phil. degrees at the University of Oxford (Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1997 and Economics in  1999), his Ph.D. degree at the University of Warsaw (2006) and completed his habilitation at the Free University of Berlin (2015).

He has published in journals such as American Economic Journal – Economic Policy, Journal of Health Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Labour Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Economics of Transition, Fiscal Studies, Oxford Review of Economic Policy and Review of Economics of the Household.

  • For the list of his publications in RePEc see: RePEc
  • For the list of his citations on Google Scholar see: Google Scholar

His research has focused on modelling of labour market behaviour and on the implications of labour market regulations on employment and retirement decisions. He has studied the effectiveness of tax and benefit systems and worked on issues related to the measurement of poverty and income inequality.

(Last updated October 2022)

Guram Lobzhanidze

Guram Lobzhanidze is a Researcher at the ISET Policy Institute’s Energy and Environmental Policy Research Center. He holds an MA degree in Economics from the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET). Mr. Lobzhanidze is responsible for producing monthly reports on the Georgian electricity market, writing blogs on economic topics, and working on research projects. His research interests include labor economics, energy economics, and microeconomic theory.

(Last updated November 2021)

Alma Kudebayeva

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Alma Kudebayeva is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, KIMEP University and CERGE-EI teaching fellow, specializing in issues of poverty, inequality and labor economics.

She did a post-doc position at the German Institute of Economic Research DIW in 2010 and she holds a doctorate in mathematics from al-Farabi Kazakh National University and in development economics from the University of Manchester.

(Last updated March 2020)

Maryia Akulava

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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)

Pavlo Iavorskyi

Pavlo Iavorskyi is a Research Associate and Teaching Fellow at Kyiv School of Economics. He obtained Master’s degree in Economics at University of Houston in 2011.

He was involved as a researcher and project manager in various policy projects in fields of international trade, public finance and public procurement, public health and tobacco control, anti-corruption and SME development, decentralization and local development.


(Last updated February 2021)

Anna Pluta

Anna Pluta

Anna Pluta is a research fellow at BICEPS and a Ph.D. student in Economics at the University of Latvia. She holds a Master of Science degree in Economics, University of Latvia.