Since the beginning in 1994, Labor Project
research has been
incorporated into teaching in the CEU Economics Department. In the
current academic year (2007-2008), students in courses in Labor
Economics, Advanced Labor Economics and Corporate Governance are
exposed to current research on transition economies and they are given
access to a number of microeconomic databases for writing their course
papers. Every year, several MA theses are written using data provided
by the Labor Project and frequently with the assistance of Labor
Project staff. These data and facilities are also made available to PhD
students both at CEU and other institutions abroad, frequently
graduates of the CEU MA Program who have gone on to do PhDs in the U.S.
Syllabi of the courses
Supervision of MA Theses
Supervision of MA students (country of origin),
thesis titles, and post-CEU destinations:
Arnisa Abazi (Albania): “An Inquiry into Exit from Self-Employment in
Hungary.” PhD student, Rutgers University.
Olga Lazareva (Russia): “Managerial Ownership in Russia.” PhD student,
Stockholm School of Economics.
Petra Stepankova (Czech Republic): “Income Maintenance Policies,
Household Characteristics, and Work Incentives in the Czech Republic.”
PhD student, CERGE.
Ekaterina Stepanova (Russia): “Occupational Segregation and the Gender
Pay Gap in Russia, 1994-1998.” PhD student, University of Washington,
Annemarie Iara (Romania, Germany): “Is Self-Employment Inclination
Influenced by the Choice of Hours of Work? Evidence from Hungarian
Data.” PhD student, Bonn.
Ondrej Vychodil (Czech Republic): “Ownership Concentration and
Restructuring in Czech Manufacturing Sector.” PhD student, CERGE.
Gueorgui Artemov (Russia): “Bankruptcy Costs, Creditor Passivity and
Enterprise Restructuring in Russia.” PhD student, Brown University.
Natalia Akhmina (Russia): “Employment Determination in Ukrainian
Industrial Enterprises.” Researcher, Center for Labor Market Studies,
Raluca Miron (Romania): “Productive Efficiency in Romanian
Manufacturing Firms.” Raifeisen Bank.
Mircea Trandafir (Romania): “Modelling State Capture and Reform
Decisions.” PhD student, University of Maryland.
Ruxandra Visan (Romania): “Gross Job Flows in Romania: Industry vs.
Services.” RA, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and CEU Labor
Purnur Agiacai (Romania): “Working in the Shadows: A study of the
Determinants of Labor Supply in the Informal Economy in Romania.” PhD
student, Pompeu Fabra.
Giedrius Blazys (Lithuania): “Is Labor Reallocation Productivity
Improving? Microevidence from Lithuania.” PhD student, University of
Nikolai Riabkov (Russia): “Corporate Governance and Firm Performance:
Empirical Evidence from Russia.” PhD student, Universidad Carlos III de
Artem Tkachenko (Ukraine): “Returns to Self-Employment and
Wage-Employment Experience in the Wage Sector: Evidence from the Czech
Republic.” Private sector.
Ija Trapeznikova (Latvia): “Joint Determination of the Commuting and
Residential Mobility Decisions: Cases of Estonia and Lithuania.” PhD
Nikolay Angelov (Bulgaria): “Better Characteristics or Superior
Returns? Why Do White Students Work More Often then Blacks and
Hispanics?” MBA student, Trento.
Ioana Dan (Romania): “Matching versus Structural Change: The Sources of
Occupational Mobility in Romania’s Early Transition Period.” PhD
Olga Rastrigina (Latvia): “Intergenerational Transmission of
Educational Attainments in Latvia in Soviet Times and during Early
Transition.” RA, Baltic-International Center for Economic Policy
Bela Szemely (Romania): “Trade-Induced Factor Reallocations and
Productivity Improvements.” PhD student, Duke.
Egita Uzulena (Latvia): “Is Stability a Value Under Transition? Job
Change Patterns, Marriages and the Wages of Young Men in Estonia During
the Period of Transition, 1989-1995.” Research Fellow,
Baltic-International Center for Economic Policy Studies.
Eteri Giebashvili (Georgia): “Gender Wage Gap and Occupational
Segregation in Georgia.”
Alexandra Kim (Kazahstan): “The Economic Consequences of Divorce in
Russia: Gender Differences.”
Georgi Kocharkov (Bulgaria): “Changes in Ethnic Earnings Differentials
in Transitional Bulgaria: Underlying Factors.” PhD, Universidad Carlos
III de Madrid.
Beka Lamazoshvili (Georgia): “Gross Job Flows in Transitional Georgia.”
Irina Zharikova (Russia): “Studying the Motherhood Penalty in Russia.”
Timiea Ardelean (Romania): “The Evolution of Wage Inequality in Post
Georgy Chanturia (Georgia), “Does Unmeasured Individual Ability Explain
the Existence of Inter-Industry Wage Differentials? Evidence from
Georgian Quarterly Household Data.”
Zsuzsanna Gulyban (Hungary), “Wage Inequality and Gender Wage Gap in
Jamal Guliyev (Azerbaijan), “The Gender Pay Gap in Ukraine: The Effects
Anton Novikov (Russia), “Human Capital Prices and Wage Inequality in
Istvan Szép (Romania), “Ownership Concentration and Firm Performance on
the Romanian RASDAQ Market.”
Deimante Morkunaite (Lithuania): “The Effect of Foreign Ownership on
Productivity in Lithuania.”
Nino Papiashvili (Georgia), “Does Competition Affect Firm Performance?
Evidence from Georgian Panel Data.”
Aleksejs Vlasovs (Latvia), “Geographic Wage Inequality in Russia: The
Role of Workforce Heterogeneity and Different Returns to Workers'
“Employment effects of
exports in manufacturing industries in Ukraine
Gábor Antal, ”Mind the Gap - It Is Widening. Measuring Wage Inequality
in Hungary, 1986-2005.”
Anna Lovász (visiting student from the University of Washington,
Seattle), ”The Gender Gap and Product Market Competititon.”
Mariann Rigó, ”Estimating Union Wage Differential in Hungary.”
Adám Szentpéteri, ”Government Objectives, Incentives, and
Privatization.” (completed January 2007)