Jakub Lonsky

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).

Contact information

University of Liverpool Management School, University of Liverpool

Chatham Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZH, UK

Email: Jakub.Lonsky@liverpool.ac.uk

Cell: +421-915-234-614

Skype: kubo148

Twitter: @jakub_lonsky