Short CV/Education and training

  • 1998 – 2000
    University of Bayreuth, Germany: Basic studies (Grundstudium) in business administration

  • 2000 – 2004
    University of Mannheim, Germany: Studies in economics (Master's level) (Fields of specialization: empirical economics, development economics, industrial economics, and microeconomic theory)

  • 2002 – 2003
    University of Toronto, Canada: Guest student in economics at the Master's and Ph.D. level

  • 2004
    Diploma in Economics, University of Mannheim, Germany (master's degree in Economics/Diplom-Volkswirtin); Thesis title: The effects of the political and economic transition on fertility behaviour in Russia. An empirical analysis against the background of economic theory; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Joachim Winter (LMU, München)

  • 2008 – 2011
    Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.: Ph.D. studies at the Economics Department

  • 2008 – 2009
    The Higher Education Academy, UK: Teaching Certificate. Programme in Skills of Teaching to Inspire Learning

  • 2011
    Ph.D. in Economics, Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK.

  • since 2013
    ifo Institute/Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich: Post-Doc position and Deputy Director of the ifo Centre for Labour Market Research and Family Economics

Selected publications

  • POVERTY DURING TRANSITION: HOUSEHOLD SURVEY EVIDENCE FROM UKRAINE. Journal of Comparative Economics, 2010, Vol. 38, 2: 123-145. (with T. Brück, A. Danzer, A. Muravyev)

  • LABOUR MARKET RESTRUCTURING AND POVERTY: EVIDENCE FROM UKRAINE. In: Brück, T. and H. Lehmann (Hrsg.): In the Grip of Transition: Economic and Social Consequences of Restructuring in Russia and Ukraine. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012: 173-204. (with T. Brück, A. Danzer, A. Muravyev)

  • FOSTERING GROWTH IN CEE COUNTRIES: A COUNTRY-TAILORED APPROACH TO GROWTH POLICY. In: Radosevic, S. and A. Kaderabkova (Hrsg.): Challenges for European Innovation Policy. Cohesion and Excellence from a Schumpeterian Perspective. Cheltenham (UK), Northhampton (US): Edward Elgar, 2011: 47-76. (with P. Aghion and H. Harmgart)

  • FOSTERING GROWTH IN TRANSITION ECONOMIES. In: Growth in transition. EBRD: Transition Report 2008, Chapter 3: 48-63. (with P. Aghion and H. Harmgart)

  • CHILD BENEFIT AND CHILD ALLOWANCES IN GERMANY: THEIR IMPACT ON FAMILY POLICY GOALS (with Rainer, Helmut, Stefan Bauernschuster, Anita Fichtl, Timo Hener, Christian Holzner and Janina Reinkowski), CESifo DICE Report 12 (1), 2014, 37-45

  • CHILD BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES IN GERMANY: EVALUATING THEIR IMPACT ON FAMILY-POLICY RELATED GOALS [Original Title: Kindergeld und Kinderfreibeträge in Deutschland: Evaluierung der Auswirkungen auf familienpolitische Ziele.] ifo Schnelldienst 66 (09), 2013, 28-36. (with H. Rainer, S. Bauernschuster, A. Fichtl, T. Hener, Ch. Holzner and J. Reinkowski)

  • PUBLICLY SUBSIDIZED CHILD CARE IN GERMANY: EVALUATING THE EFFECT ON THE LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION OF MOTHERS [Original Title: Öffentlich geförderte Kinderbetreuung in Deutschland: Evaluierung der Auswirkungen auf die Arbeitsmarktbeteiligung von Müttern.] ifo Schnelldienst 66 (07), 2013, 31-40. (with H. Rainer, W. Auer, S. Bauernschuster, A. Fichtl, T. Hener, Ch. Holzner, J. Reinkowski and M. Werding)

  • POVERTY IN UKRAINE DURING RECESSION AND RECOVERY. [Original Title: Armut in der Ukraine in Rezession und Aufschwung.] In: Ukraine-Analysen, 2010, No. 78: 2-7. (with A. Danzer)

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Coordination of the 8th Report on Family Affairs of the Federal Government of Germany; Client: German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs; Project period: 2010 – 2012

  • Ex-Post Evaluation of Monetary Family Related Benefits in Germany (Child Benefits and Allowances); Client: Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth; Federal Ministry of Finance; Project period: December 2010 – April 2012

  • Ex-Post-Evaluation of Public Subsidies for Child Care; Client: Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth Federal Ministry of Finance; Project period: October 2010 – December 2011

  • Economic and Social Consequences of Industrial Restructuring in Russia and Ukraine (ESCIRRU); Client: European Commission (6th Framework Programme); Project period: February 2006 – February 2009

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • married, one son (*2011)


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