About Me

PotraitI am a Research Associate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. I am also a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and am affiliated with the Happiness Research Organization in Düsseldorf, Germany and the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) in Bratislava, Slovakia.

I research a variety of topics related to subjective well-being, migration, transition economies, nonprofits and civil society, international development, labor issues, and institutions. I am interested in rigorous social science research which helps inform public debates and generates social value-added.

Upcoming presentations:

October 10, 2017 – Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE)

Free Download of my paper with K. F. Zimmermann & Monica Roman on the civic engagement of those left behind in the process of international migration.

Free Download of my paper with E. Nikolova on labor markets and democratic institutions in Colonial America. Appendix