Klara Sabirianova Peter is an Assistant Professor and William R. Kenan Jr. Fellow at the Department of Economics and Fellow of the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina‐Chapel Hill. Professor Sabirianova's current research focuses on various areas of applied microeconomics of emerging markets, bribery and corruption, contract violations and social interactions, human capital and development, FDI spillovers and convergence of domestic firms to the efficiency frontier. She examines the effect of structural changes on the quality of life, labor markets, and firm performance. Some of her recent papers analyze the effect of tax policies and labor regulation on tax evasion and the shadow economy.
Her research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Research in Labor Economics, Journal of European Economic Association, and Problems of Economic Transition. Research on wage contract violation is forthcoming in the Review of Economics and Statistics and Academy of Management Journal. She served as a World Bank consultant for the project "Labor Market Study in Russia". Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, USAID, U.S. Department of State, Soros Foundation, Ford Foundation and other public and private organizations. She is a research affiliate with the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, and a research fellow of the William Davidson Institute at the Michigan Business School.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2000.