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Michele Valsecchi

Michele has been Assistant Professor at NES since September 2017. Before then, he held a Wallander postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Gothenburg and spent long visiting periods at IIES (Stockholm), LSE-STICERD (London) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). His research focuses on the role of institutions in developing countries and weakly institutionalized settings. In the past, he worked on land property rights, local elections and bureaucrats’ corruption, ethnic favoritism. He published in the Journal of Development Economics.

(Last updated January 2020)

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)

Ilona Sologoub

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Ilona Sologoub is an editor of VoxUkraine. In 2019-2021 she was the head of VoxUkraine. Before that, she was a member of the Editorial Board and Supervisory Board of Vox Ukraine, and also worked at the Kyiv School of Economics as a Director of Economic Policy Studies. Until 2010, Ilona worked in the banking sector performing market and operational risk analysis. Ilona has experience of writing research on a number of topics, including Ukrainian and global economy, social policy, and the media.

(Last updated January 2024)

Michal Brzezinski

Michal Brzezinski is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw. He received his Ph.D. (2004) and Habilitation (2014) at the University of Warsaw. His research interests include income and wealth distribution and happiness economics.

(Last updated January 2020)

Sailee Sakhardande

Sophiko Skhirtladze

Sailee Sakhardande is a final-year M.Sc. Economics candidate at the Stockholm School of Economics. She has previously worked as a Portfolio Analyst within Financial Services in Mumbai, India and holds a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

(Last updated November 2019)

Valentina Farinelli

Valentina Farinelli is a final-year student in the M.Sc. of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. She holds a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Roma Tre, Italy.

(Last updated November 2019)

Dmitry Mukhin

Dmitry is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a Ph.D. from Princeton University, his research mainly studies Exchange Rates and the International Price System.

Sophiko Skhirtladze

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Sophiko Skhirtladze works as a Project Management Specialist at the Economic Growth Office at USAID. She received her Ph.D. degree in Public Economics and Finance from the Catholic University in Milan.

Sophiko Skhirtladze earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Economic Relations from the International Black Sea University (2006) and her MA degrees in Economics from ISET (2008) and Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas (2010).

She has served as the Head of the Private Sector Development Policy Research Center at ISET.

*Last updated April 2021

Sylwia Roszkowska

Sylwia Roszkowska (PhD) works as an economist at the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) in Warsaw and as an academic teacher at University of Lodz. Her over ten years professional experience in conducting analyses on modelling economic trends, mainly covering labour market issues, has been achieved in NBP and several research projects. She has published over 50 papers (regarding labour market, education, economic growth and macroprudential policy) as author or co-author.

Iwona Kowalska

Iwona Kowalska (PhD) is a researcher at Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw. Her field of expertise covers quantitative methods (econometrics and statistics) applied in economics and finance. She has been involved in research projects on procyclicality in banking, macroprudential policy and competition in the banking industry. She has merged academic experience with professional work in the banking and the mobile industry.