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Olga Popova is a Senior Researcher (with tenure) in the Department of Economics at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS, Regensburg). She is also a Research Associate at CERGE-EI, a joint workplace of Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences, and an Associate Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University.
Dr. Popova serves as an Associate Editor of Comparative Southeast European Studies and the Journal of Happiness Studies. She has also served as a consultant for the World Bank. Olga Popova holds a Ph.D. in Economics from CERGE-EI (2012).
Dr. Popova’s research interests are health and environmental economics, economic history, regional and individual inequalities, quality of life, applied microeconomics, and comparative economic analysis. Her research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Economic Inquiry, Small Business Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, and Ecological Economics.
Olga Popova joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2021.