Lecturer in Economics, University of Liverpool Management School
Global Labor Organization (GLO) Fellow, Extra-Legal Governance Institute (ExLEGI) Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Research Affiliate
I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics at the University of Liverpool Management School. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford's Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). I received Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in August 2019. My main advisors were Prof. Osea Giuntella and Prof. Daniel Berkowitz.
Research areas: labor economics, crime, political economy, and health economics
My job market paper explores the origins and consequences of the Russian mafia (vory-v-zakone). The study uses a unique web scraped dataset containing detailed biographical information of more than 5,000 mafia leaders operating in 15 countries of the (former) Soviet Union between 1916-2018. In a related project, I investigate the resilience of the Russian mafia to state repression and collapse throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. The study employs a content analysis of 5,000+ leaders' nicknames.
I also study the impact of immigration on local labor markets, natives' voting behavior, as well as the public health effects of a recent immigrant regularization program in the United States called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
University of Liverpool Management School, University of Liverpool
Chatham Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZH, UK