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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.
Dr. Popova serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics, Comparative Southeast European Studies, and the Journal of Happiness Studies. She has also served as a consultant for the World Bank and is currently a co-head of the Economics Section within the German Association for East European Studies (DGO). 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 Journal of Public Economics, 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.