Fabián Slonimczyk is an associate professor at the International College of Economics and Finance, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2009. Previously, he completed his first degree in economics at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His research interests are centered around labor and family economics, and issues related to transition and developing economies.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2013.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10679

In 2009, Russia introduced a reform that changed the admissions process in all universities. Before 2009, admission decisions were based on institution-specific entry exams; the reform required universities to determine their decisions on the results of a national high-school test known as Unified State Exam (USE). One of the main...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7705
revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2014, 30, 265-281

With declining population and fertility rates below replacement levels, Russia is currently facing a demographic crisis. Starting in 2007, the federal government has pursued an ambitious pro-natalist policy. Women who give birth to at least two children are entitled to "maternity capital" assistance ($11,000). In this paper we estimate a...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7703
revised version published in: Economics of Transition, 2015, 23(2), 299–341

Informality is a defining characteristic of labor markets in developing and transition countries. This paper analyzes patterns of mobility across different forms of formal and informal employment in Russia. Using the RLMS household panel we estimate a dynamic multinomial logit model with individual heterogeneity and correct for the initial conditions...