Teodora Nikolaeva Tsankova

Assistant Professor of Economics, Tilburg University

Member of the Bulgarian Council for Economic Analyses

Welcome to my page! 

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 of Economics (tenured), 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

The Publications

Free Movement of Workers and Native Demand for Tertiary Education (with Mirjam Bächli). The Journal of Human Resources (2023, published online before print)

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

Labor Protection and Support for Immigration (with Mirjam Bächli)  (submitted)   

Work in Progress

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

The Electoral Effects of Voting Technology: Evidence from Bulgaria (with Milena Djourelova)

The Entrepreneurial Gender Gap: The Role of Motherhood and Maternity Leave (with Mery Ferrando, Francesca Truffa and Ashley Wong)

Ramadan and School Performance (with Mery Ferrando)