Sunčica Vujić is an Associate Professor of Applied Econometrics at the University of Antwerp (with tenure). She obtained her PhD degree from the Econometrics Department at the VU University in Amsterdam. Prior to this, she has received an MPhil degree from the Tinbergen Institute (TI) in Amsterdam, an MSc degree from the Economics Department at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest and a BSc degree from the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade.

Her research interests are interdisciplinary in nature and focus on: education, crime, health, gender, and the position of different groups in the labour market, such as: (1) Youth at risk of crime, unemployment, and teen pregnancy; (2) Labour market position of women – gender pay and pension gaps, career progression and glass ceiling, discrimination; (3) Inequality and intergenerational mobility – equalisation of educational attainment of those from different socioeconomic backgrounds as an important tool for improving the equality of opportunity in society.

In 2018, she organised the annual conference of the European Association of Population Economists (ESPE) at the University of Antwerp, with 300+ participants and 270+ presenters (visit:

Sunčica Vujić joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2019.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 12862
revised version published in: New Media & Society [Online Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11905
revised version published as 'Double Jeopardy: How Refugees Fare in One European Labor Market' in: IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 2019, 10 (1) [online]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11455
Stijn Baert, Suncica Vujic, Simon Amez, Matteo Claeskens, Thomas Daman, Arno Maeckelberghe, Eddy Omey, Lieven De Marez
revised version published in: Kyklos [Online Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9763
revised version published in: Economics Letters [Online Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9649
revised version published as 'Does it Pay to Care? Volunteering and Employment Opportunities' in: Journal of Population Economics [Online Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6582
published in: German Economic Review (Special Issue on Economics of Crime), 2012, 13, 366-84 [online]
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