Ralitza Dimova obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in January 2005. Her area of specialization is labour economics. Since her graduation, she has worked as a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Rostock, Germany) and the National Gerontology Foundation in Paris and as a lecturer at Brunel University in London. She is currently a senior lecturer in development economics at the University of Manchester. Her current research interest include education and employment in poorer African countries like Malawi, Tanzania, Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2006.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 3558
published as 'Allocation of Labor in Urban West Africa: Insights from the Pattern of Labor Supply and Skill Premiums' in: Review of Development Economics, 2010, 14 (1), 75 - 92
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2469
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2011, 24 (3), 911-933
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2258
published as 'Off-farm Labour Supply and Labour Markets in Rapidly Changing Circumstances: Bulgaria during Transition' in: Economic Systems, 2011, 35 (3), 378 - 389
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1158
published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2007, 35 (3), 612-629