Field of research: Political Economics

Daniel Spiro

Daniel Spiro is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Uppsala University. His research focuses on environmental and resource economics, behavioral economics and political economics.

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(Last updated March 2024)

Fernando Aragon

Fernando Aragon is a Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics and joined the Department of Economics at SFU in 2010. His research relates to the fields of Development, Environmental, and Political Economics. His work is applied and explores the role of natural resources and institutions on local development, economic effects of pollution, and adaptation to climate change, especially of rural households in less developed countries. 

(Last updated October 2022)

Ia Katsia

Ia Katsia is a Senior Researcher at the ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI). Ia focuses her research on agricultural and rural development policy. She is responsible for the monthly Khachapuri Index publication. Her main research interests cover Agriculture Economics, Climate Change, Food Security and Sustainable Development.

Ia Katsia is a graduate of the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) with a specialization in Agricultural Economics.

[Last updated November 2024]

Roland Hodler

Roland is Professor of Economics at the University of St. Gallen and Research Fellow at CEPR, CESifo and OxCarre. His research areas are development economics and political economics, with a focus on economic, political and social effects of ethnic divisions, natural resources, and foreign aid. He published in journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; and covered by media outlets such as BBC, the Economist, the Guardian, Le Monde, and the Washington Post.

(Last updated January 2020)

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

Zhuravskaya is Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics and Directrice d’études at EHESS. She was the winner of the Young Economists Competition of the fifth Nobel Symposium in Economics “The Economics of Transition” in 1999, a Global Leader for Tomorrow of the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2001, a recipient of the Best Economist prize by the President of the Russian Academy of Science in 2002 and 2003. She was recipient of a Diploma of the Russia’s National Award for Work in Applied Economics in 2010 and in 2014, Hans Rausing Professorships 1998-2009, the International W. Leontief Medal “For Contribution to Economic Reforms” in 2010, and the recipient of the Excellence in Refereeing Award of the American Economic Review in 2011. In 2015, Zhuravskaya was the winner of the ERC Consolidator grant.

She has published in the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Journal of Business, Journal of Comparative Economics, American Law and Economics Review, and Economics of Transition.

Zhuravskaya is Associate editor of the Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of Comparative Economics, and has served as panel member in the Economic Policy in the past. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

Roman Bobilev

Roman Bobilev is a Ph.D. candidate at the Stockholm School of Economics and a research assistant at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE). He has a M.A in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. His research interests are primarily in political economics, economics of inequality and applied microeconometrics.

Eric Livny

Eric Livny is the Lead Regional Economist for Central Asia at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He advises senior management on the Bank’s country strategies, liaises with governments and international financial institutions, and leads the industrial policy stream within the Bank’s Community of Practice on Competition Policy.

Eric Livny graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Eric has been involved in the founding and management of several world-class education start-ups in the former USSR, including the New Economic School in Moscow, the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), and the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET). Eric Livny has served as president of ISET and the affiliated ISET Policy Institute – the first university-based economic policy think-tank in the South Caucasus.

In the last decade, Eric has been regularly publishing his views on policy in weekly columns in Georgia Today and The Financial, as well as in The ISET Economist and his Tbilinomics Tamada blog.

*Last updated April 2021