About Me

PotraitI am an Assistant Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at University of Groningen (the Faculty of Economics and Business, Global Economics & Management).

Prior to that, I was 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.

My research focuses on 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.

New blog: How much will your spouse suffer if you become unemployed? (March 14, 2018) The Brookings Institution’s Future Development Blog.

Upcoming presentations

March 20, 2018: Friedrich Ebert Foundation Meeting of International Scholarship Recipients

April 11, 2018: European Business School

July 17, 2018: IOS Regensburg