Teodora Tsankova is an Assistant Professor at the Economics Department of Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Before joining Tilburg, she acquired her PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom in 2020. Additionally, Teodora holds a Master’s degree in international and Development Economics from Yale University (2012) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the American University in Bulgaria (2011). Before starting her doctoral studies, she worked for two years as a Research Analyst at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in the Office of the Chief Economist. Teodora’s main research interests are in applied labor and public economics, she has also studied questions related to behavioral economics and political economy. Her current work lies at the intersection of the economics of migration and the economics of education. In her research, Teodora uses econometric tools and experimental methods in combination with high-quality administrative and survey data. Her work has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Human Resources and the Journal of Financial Intermediation.
Teodora joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in May 2023.