I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor at CERGE-EI in Prague (a joint workplace of Charles University and Czech Academy of Sciences). I received a Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA Anderson School of Management in June 2018.

I am on leave visiting UCLA Anderson during Fall 2022 and Winter 2023.


I am an applied microeconomist with a focus on firms and firm linkages in developing and middle-income countries. I use both reduced-form and structural methods to understand how institutional frictions affect the interactions between the firms and firm linkages, and I also develop new methods.

My research areas are primary Development Economics and Political Economy, and also Applied Econometrics and Trade.

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email, Anderson: vasily.korovkin@anderson.ucla.edu,

email, CERGE-EI: vasily.korovkin@cerge-ei.cz,

personal: vaskorovkin@gmail.com

Published, Accepted, Forthcoming Papers

Working Papers

Work in Progress

  • Agriculture and Industrialization: Evidence from India, with Paola Giuliano, Bishnupriya Gupta, and Nico Voigtlaender

  • Ethnic Procurement: Evidence from Russia, with Pasha Andreyanov and Martin Kosik

  • Social Media, Social Norms, and Gender Pay Inequality, with Olga Novikova

  • Persuasion, Religiosity and the Rise of Authoritarian Rule: Theory and Evidence from Russia, with Andrey Simonov