Teodora Nikolaeva Tsankova

Assistant Professor in Economics, Tilburg University

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Email: T.N.Tsankova@tilburguniversity.edu

Fields of interest: Applied Microeconomics, Public Economics / Political Economy, Labor Economics

Curriculum vitae: Here

Google scholar account: Here

Professional Experience

Aug 2020 - present Assistant Professor in Economics (tenure track), Tilburg University

Research Associate, CAGE Research Centre Warwick University

Aug 2012 – July 2014 Research Analyst (Office of the Chief Economist), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, UK


2016 – 2020 PhD in Economics, University of Warwick

2014 – 2016 MRes in Economics (with Distinction), University of Warwick

2011 – 2012 MA in International and Development Economics, Yale University

2007 – 2011 BA in Economics (Hons) and BA in Business Administration, American University in Bulgaria


How to Improve Tax Compliance? Evidence from Population-wide Experiments in Belgium (with Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Clement Imbert, Johannes Spinnewijn and Maarten Luts). Journal of Political Economy (2021), 129(5), 1425-1463

Taming the Herd? Foreign Banks, the Vienna Initiative and Crisis Transmission (with Ralph De Haas, Yevgeniya Korniyenko and Alexander Pivovarsky). Journal of Financial Intermediation (2015), 24(3), 325-355

Working Papers

Free Movement of Workers and Native Demand for Tertiary Education (with Mirjam Bächli)

R&R Journal of Human Resources

CAGE Working Paper 515, October 2020,

Does Labor Protection Increase Support for Immigration? Evidence from Switzerland (with Mirjam Bächli)

Work in Progress

School Tracking and Geographic Mobility: Evidence from Finland (with Panu Poutvaara and Ilpo Kauppinen)