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Torbjörn Becker

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Torbjörn Becker has been the Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in Sweden since 2006 and is a board member of several economics research institutes in Eastern Europe.

Prior to this, he worked for nine years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where his work focused on international macro, economic crises and issues related to the international financial system. He holds a Ph.D. from the Stockholm School of Economics and has been published in top academic journals and has contributed to several books and policy reports focusing on Russia and Eastern Europe.

(Last updated October 2019)

Monika Oczkowska

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Monika Oczkowska works at CenEA as a Senior Research Economist since March 2012. She received a M.A. degree in Economics in 2012, and BA degrees in Economics (2010) and International Relations (2011) at the University of Szczecin. Her research interests include the economics of ageing, well-being, gender and health.

(Last updated November 2022)

Anders Olofsgård

Anders Olofsgård

Anders Olofsgård is currently Deputy Director at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Associate Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. Before that, he was Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), at Stockholm University, in 2001.

Olofgård’s primary research areas are political economy, development and applied microeconomics, and he has published widely in both economics and political science journals. He has also been a visiting scholar at the research department of the IMF and done work for among others the World Bank, USAID and the Swedish Parliament.

(Last updated November 2019)

Evelina Bonnier

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.