Jakub Lonsky

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford

Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Research Affiliate

Global Labor Organization (GLO) Affiliate

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and an IZA Research Affiliate, currently on the economics job market. I received Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh in August 2019. My main advisors are 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 1916-2017.

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). Most recently, I have begun working on a project studying the resilience of the Russian Mafia. The project employs a content analysis of 5,000+ leaders' nicknames.

I will be available for interviews at the 2019 European Job Market in Rotterdam as well as the 2020 ASSA Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Contact information

The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford

58 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6QS, United Kingdom

Cell: +421-915-234-614

Email: jal228@pitt.edu


Skype: kubo148

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jakub_lonsky