Welcome page

Welcome to my research website.

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at Northwestern University, USA. 
Here you can find my CV and a brief description of my ongoing projects.

My research interests are in political economy, development economics, and economics of digitization.  For instance, one of my projects (co-authored with Ruben Enikolopov and Maria Petrova) explores whether the rise of social media led to higher protest activity in Russian cities in 2011-2012.  

My email: alexey.makarin@u.northwestern.edu