Last updated: February 2013
microeconomics, in particular: nutrition, labour markets and returns to education in developing countries, poverty
demography with concentration on ageing and intergenerational transfers
11/2001 - 01/2005
Ph.D. in Economics, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
- 05/2001 Doctoral Student in Economics,
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
09/1996 - 06/1997
M.A. in European Economic Studies, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium (bi-lingual program,
taught in English and French)
09/1991 - 06/1996
Diploma in International Economic Relations, Economics University of Varna, Bulgaria
Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
in Development Economics
– present IZA – Institute for the Study
of Labour, Bonn, Germany
European Journal of Development Research
09/2005 – 08/2010
Brunel University, West London, United Kingdom
04/2005 - 12/2005
Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Vieillesse, Paris, France
10/2004 - 03/2005
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany
11/2001 - 09/2004
LICOS, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
- 05/2001 University of Southern
California, Los Angeles, USA
11/1998 - 06/1999
ICRA Limited, Associate of Moody’s Investors Service in India
with an independent project
Consultancy Project ($ 20,000)
The productivity and welfare implications of female empowerment
through high value agriculture.
Ira N. Gang
UK-Africa network grant (£29, 135)
The impact of macroeconomic policies and exogenous shocks on employment and
poverty in Africa: Simulations for Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal
Partners: Latif Dramani (Université
de Thiès, Senegal, Barthélémy Biao (Université de Parakou, Benin), PAM Zahonogo
Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso), Patrick Gbakou (Université de Cocody-Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)
12/2008 - 12/2009 Grant F/00 275/L (£37,669)
– Principal Investigator
Research title: Nutritional
Science Insights into the Economics of Food Consumption in Bulgaria
Co-researchers: Ira N. Gang (Economics, Rutgers University, USA)
Daniel Hoffman (Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University, USA)
Patrick Monnet Gbakou (Research Assistant hired for the project)
AWARDS AND HONOURS
04/2004 - 09/2005
Marie Curie Grant for Project on Intergenerational Relations
- 03/2005 Marie Curie Grant for Project on Population
09/1996 - 07/1997
TEMPUS scholarship for attending the College of Europe
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA
Bulgarian, English, French,
Basic Russian, Basic Bengali
ADMINISTRATIVE AND SERVICE ACTIVITIES
Cluster convenor- Development Economics and Public Policy, IDPM University of
Finance, IDPM University of Manchester
Human Resources, Journal of Population Economics, European Journal of Population, World Development, Economics Bulletin
Ganyu Labour in Malawi: Efficiency Problems
and Determinants of Supply (with Subhashis Gangopadhyay, Katharina Michaelowa and Anke Weber). Second revision: Economic
Development and Cultural Change.
The impact of food and economic crises on diet and nurition
(with Ira Gang, Dan Hoffman and Patrick Monnet Gbakou). Revise and resubmit: Journal of Development Studies.
global food crisis: Disaster, opportunity or non-event? (with Patrick Monnet Gbakou) Forthcoming: World Development.
corruption? A quantitative survey of the literature on corruption and growth. (with Nauro Campos and Ahmed
Saleh) Accepted subject to minor revisions: Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.
Good and Bad Institutions --
Is the Debate Over? Cross-country Firm-Level Evidence from the Textile Industry (with Sumon Bhaumik).Forthcoming: Cambridge
Journal of Economics.
Does Human Capital Endowment of FDI Recipient Countries Really Matter? Evidence from Cross-country Firm
Level Data (with Sumon Bhaumik).Forthcoming:
Review of Development Economics.
Private Transfers Enhance Maternal Labour Supply? Evidence from around Europe (with François-Charles Wolff), Journal
of Population Economics, vol. 24(3), pp.911-933, (2011).
Off-farm labor supply and labor markets in
rapidly changing circumstances: Bulgaria during transition. Economic Systems, vol. 35(3), pp. 358-389 (2011).
Mobility Sans Frontières? Evidence from a Sample of Immigrants in France (with Claudine Attias-Donfut), European
Societies, vol. 13(1), pp. 51-68 (2011).
Allocation of Labour in Urban West Africa. Insights
from the Pattern of Labour Supply and Skill Premiums (with Christophe Nordman and François Roubaud). Review of
Development Economics, vol. 14(1), pp. 74-92, (2010).
Upstream Transfers and the Donor's Labour Supply.
Evidence from Migrants Living in France (with François-Charles Wolff). The Manchester School, vol. 77(2), pp. 204-224, (2009).
Are Private Transfers Poverty
and Inequality Reducing? Household Level Evidence from Bulgaria (François-Charles Wolff). Journal of Comparative
Economics, vol. 36(4), pp.
Grandchild Care Transfers by Ageing Immigrants in France: Intra-household
Allocations and Labour Market Implications (François-Charles Wolff). European Journal of Population, vol. 24(3), pp. 315-340, (2008).
The Impact of Labour Reallocation
and Competitive Pressure on TFP Growth: Firm Level Evidence from Bulgaria. International Review of Applied Economics,
22(3), 321-338, (2008).
Economic Reforms as a Tool to Attract Foreign Direct Investment: Is it a Chimera? (with Sumon K. Bhaumik). Applied
Economics Letters, 1–7,
and Wages during Volatile Transition. (with Ira N. Gang).
Journal of Comparative Economics, 35(3), 612-619 (2007).
The Informal Sector during
Crisis and Transition. (with Ira N. Gang and John Landon-Lane). In Guha-Khasnobis, Basudeb and Ravi Kanbur (Eds.) Informal
Labor Markets in Development, Palgrave Macmillan (2006).
Monopolistic Wages or Efficient
Contracts: What Determined the Wage-Employment Bargain in Post-Privatization Bulgaria. Economics of Transition, 14(2),
How do Migrants Care for Their Elderly Parents: Time, Money and Location. (with François-Charles
Wolff). Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, Special Issue from the First Conference on Long-term
Care, 142, pp. 123-130, (2006).
How Important is Ownership in a Market with a Level
Playing Field. The Indian Banking Industry Revisited (with Sumon K. Bhaumik). Journal of Comparative Economics, 32
(1), 165-180, (2004).
Work in progress:
Remittances, Child Labor and Migration. Theory
and Evidence from the Kagera region in Tanzania (with Ira N. Gang and Gil Epstein): in submission.
Does institutional quality affect firm performance? Insights
from a semiparametric approach (with Sumon Bhaumik, Subal Kumbhakar and Kai Sun): in submission
Economic crises and nutrition (2 papers
coming soon) (with Ira Gang, Dan Hoffman and Patrick Gbakou)
SHORT TERM VISITS
2008 Rutgers University,
Department of Economics, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Visiting lecturer, taught a summer course in Labour Economics
IZA – Institute for the Study of Labour, Bonn, Germany
2004/2006 Rutgers University, Department of Economics, New Brunswick,
New Jersey, USA
The World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA