Anzelika Zaiceva is Assistant Professor (tenured) at the Department of Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. She has been qualified as Associate Professor in Economic Policy (Politica Economica) and in Economics (Economia Politica) at the National Habilitation in 2013 and 2017, respetively. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute in Florence in 2007, and had her post-doc at the University of Bologna. She has participated in numerous national and international research projects and acted as a consultant for the OECD.

Her main research interests are in labor and population economics, migration, gender, economics of transition and development and applied microeconometrics.

From 2006 until 2010 she was a Research Associate at IZA, and became a Research Fellow in 2011.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 9588

This paper analyzes how the labor market adjusts to the Great Recession. To this aim, we use the data for Latvia, a country that has experienced one of the most severe recessions in Europe and a subsequent remarkable recovery. Employing longitudinal EU SILC data and a panel data set constructed...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8743
substantially revised version published in: Piggott, J. and A. Woodland (Eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging, Elsevier, North Holland, 2016, Vol. 1A, Ch. 3, 119-177.

This chapter connects population aging with international migration. After documenting the trends for both, we review the supply-push and demand-pull determinants of migration, focusing particularly on the role of age and aging. We subsequently discuss the literature concerning the implications of migration in the context of aging for labor markets,...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7844
published in: Journal of International Development, 2015, 27 (4), 464 - 488

Informal activities impact countries' economic development and overall growth. However, studying informal employment is not easy and it is crucial to provide a valid definition of it. This paper contributes to the recent discussion of the measures of informality by taking advantage of a rich dataset on Russia over the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7111
published in: M. Kahanec and K.F. Zimmermann (eds.), Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession, Springer: Berlin, et al., 2016 : 397-418

The eastern enlargements of the EU in 2004 and 2007 have stimulated the mobility of workers from the new EU8 and EU2 countries. A significant proportion of these migrants stayed abroad only temporarily, and the Great recession may have triggered return intentions. However, a return may be postponed if the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6230
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2012, 34, 257-290

In the years 2003-2008 the Russian economy experienced a period of strong and sustained growth, which was accompanied by large worker turnover and rising informality. We investigate whether the burden of informality falls disproportionately on job separators (displaced workers and quitters) in the Russian labor market in the form of...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5415
revised version published as 'The Wage and Non-wage Costs of Displacement in Boom Times: Evidence from Russia' in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2013, 41 (4), 1184-1201

This paper is the first to analyze the costs of job loss in Russia, using unique new data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey over the years 2003-2008, including a special supplement on displacement that was initiated by us. We employ fixed effects regression models and propensity score matching techniques...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5397
published in: M. Kahanec and K. F. Zimmermann (eds.), Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011, 1-30

This paper sheds light on the labor market situation of ethnic minorities in the European Union. Facing a serious measurement challenge and lacking adequate data, we apply several measures of ethnicity and examine various data sources as well as secondary evidence. We find significant gaps between ethnic minority and majority...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4910
revised version published as "Do Ethnic Minorities 'Stretch' Their Time? UK Household Evidence on Multitasking" in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2011, 9 (2), 181-206

This paper investigates the effect of ethnicity on time spent on overlapped household production, work and leisure activities employing the 2000-2001 UK Time Use Survey. We find that, unconditionally, white females manage to "stretch" their time the most by an additional 233 minutes per day and non-white men "stretch" their...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4230
published in: M. Kahanec and K. F. Zimmermann (eds.), EU Labor Markets after Post-Enlargement Migration, Springer: Berlin, et al. 2009, 3-45

The Eastern enlargement of the EU was an institutional impetus to the migration potential in Europe. While the overall numbers of migrants from the new member states in the EU15 increased between 2003 and 2007, this increase was distributed unevenly among countries. The proportion of these migrants in the EU15...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4224
substantially revised version published as 'Did Support for Economic and Political Reforms Increase During the Post-Communist Transition, and If So, Why?' in: The Economics of Transition, 2013, 21 (2), 193-240.

The transition process has had different distributional impacts across different interest groups and countries. These have led to differences in the support for transition. In this paper, we study support attitudes for both the economic and political transition using data from the New Barometer Surveys for 14 transition economies from...