Elena Nikolova

I am an Assistant Professor (UK: Lecturer) at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London. I am also affiliated with the Central European Labour Studies Institute in Slovakia (as a research fellow) and with the Leibniz-Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) Regensburg in Germany (as an associated researcher). I am a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization. I received my PhD from Princeton University in 2011, and my undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College in the US. I'm interested in political economy, economic development, emerging markets, comparative politics and democratization, and the politics and economics of transition.

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