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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, Seattle.

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, Moscow.
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 Project.

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 Washington, Seattle.
Nikolai Riabkov (Russia): “Corporate Governance and Firm Performance: Empirical Evidence from Russia.” PhD student, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
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 student, Northwestern.

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 student, Toronto.
Olga Rastrigina (Latvia): “Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Attainments in Latvia in Soviet Times and during Early Transition.” RA, Baltic-International Center for Economic Policy Studies.
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.” PhD, CERGE.
Irina Zharikova (Russia): “Studying the Motherhood Penalty in Russia.” Deloitte-Touche, Moscow.

Timiea Ardelean (Romania): “The Evolution of Wage Inequality in Post Communist Romania.”
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 Hungary, 1992-1997.”
Jamal Guliyev (Azerbaijan), “The Gender Pay Gap in Ukraine: The Effects of Privatization.”
Anton Novikov (Russia), “Human Capital Prices and Wage Inequality in Russia, 1985-2004.”
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' Characteristics.”

Xeniya Kramarenko (Ukraine): “Employment effects of exports in manufacturing industries in Ukraine.”

PhD Supervision

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)