Field of research: Labour Economics

Olga Nikolaieva

Olga Nikolaieva is a Research Associate at KSE Institute, and a researcher at Foreign Trade Research Center, Trade+. She holds an MA in Economics from the Economic Education and Research Consortium (EERC) /Kyiv School of Economics. Her main research interests lie in the field of international trade, as well as health economics and labour economics.

Olga has participated in projects such as the Horizon 2020 funded “Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer” (EXCEPT) and the feasibility study “Effectiveness of public health system in combating severe population health crisis in Ukraine”.

(Last updated October 2019)

Lev Lvovskiy

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Lev Lvovskiy is a Research Fellow at BEROC. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Perm State Technical University in 2010 and he obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Iowa in 2017. Lev Lvovskiy has been focusing his research on areas such as macroeconomics, demographic economy, economic inequality, and income uncertainty.

(Last updated March 2021)


Davis Plotnieks

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Davis Plotnieks is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of Latvia and works as a research analyst in the SEFORïS project at SITE, Stockholm School of Economics. He is also a Lecturer of Business Management at the BA School of Business and Finance. He has obtained over 10 years of experience in business consulting and organization and project management working in private, public and non-profit sectors in several countries. His main research interests cover innovation, financing mechanisms for new business development and social entrepreneurship. His latest research focuses on financing modes and models of social entrepreneurship

Tom Coupe

Tom Coupé is Associate Professor at Kyiv School of Economics. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Free University of Brussels (ULB) in 2002. Besides writing academic articles, Coupé regularly writes columns for newspapers and magazines and has done consultancy work for the European Economic Association, Routledge, UNESCO and the World Bank.

Nataliia Shapoval

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Nataliia Shapoval is the Chairman of the KSE Institute and Vice President for Policy Research. She also serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Center of Excellence in Procurement.

Nataliia Shapoval guided and conducted policy research on public procurement, cost of HIV disease, the financial burden of health care costs, private-sector driven growth strategies. She served as a contributor to the Ukraine reform monitoring project of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Also, Nataliia is a member of the Editorial Board of VoxUkraine. Nataliia Shapoval got a Master’s degree in Probability Theory and Statistics from Taras Shevchenko National University and a Master’s in Economic Analysis from the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE).

(Last updated March 2022)

Irina Denisova

Irina Denisova is a core member of CEFIR’s team who initially worked at RECEP and joined CEFIR when it was founded in 2000. She is also a professor at the New Economic School, where she teaches courses in macroeconomics and labour economics, and a researcher at the Central Institute of Economics and Mathematics (CEMI).

Denisova received a Ph.D. degree from Manchester University in the U.K. after she had finished Post-Graduate Program in Economics at the Central Institute of Economics and Mathematics (CEMI), Russian Academy of Sciences (1987 -1990) and had graduated from the Department of Economics at Moscow State University named after Lomonosov (Diploma with Distinction in Economics) in 1987.

Ina Ganguli

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Ina Ganguli is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also an Associate Director of the UMass Computational Social Science Institute. Ina Ganguli also holds a position of Affiliated Researcher at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) at the Stockholm School of Economics. And she is also an Affiliated Researcher at the Laboratory for Innovation Science (LISH) at Harvard University.

In 2018, she received the Russian National Prize in Applied Economics, awarded biennially to recognize published research on the Russian economy. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at SITE, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Business School-Harvard Medical School Innovation Lab.

Ina Ganguli has published papers in such research areas as labor economics, the economics of science and innovation, international development and economic history.

*Last updated January 2020

Kiryl Haiduk

Kiryl Haiduk

Kiryl Haiduk is a Senior Researcher at the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC) since 2012. Dr. Haiduk finished the postgraduate program in economic theory at the Belarusian State University in 2002. He received a PhD in International Economics from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2012.

During 2002 and 2005, Haiduk worked as a labor economist for the International Labor Organization project in Belarus. He taught at the European Humanities University (2001–2004) and the Belarusian State University (2002–2005). Since 2001, Haiduk is an associate expert of the IPM Research Center, and since 2012 – a member of its Supervisory Board.


Anna Zdanovica

Anna Zdanovica

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

Evgeny Yakovlev

Evgeny Yakovlev is an Associate Professor at the New Economic School, Moscow and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Government Affairs at LSE. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of California, Berkeley.

(Last updated October 2019)