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 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.
Published, Accepted, Forthcoming Papers
Conflict and Inter-Group Trade: Evidence from the 2014 Russia-Ukraine Crisis, [SSRN version], [Journal link], with Alexey Makarin, American Economic Review, January 2023, 113(1), Pages 34-70. Media: Exame (Brazil)
Field Experiment Estimate of Electoral Fraud in Russian Parliamentary Elections, [Journal link], with Ruben Enikolopov, Maria Petrova, Konstantin Sonin, and Alexey Zakharov, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2013, 110(2): 448-452. Media: BBC Russia, News at Princeton
On Policy Evaluation with Aggregate Time-Series Shocks [ArXiV, new version], with Dmitry Arkhangelsky, resubmitted to American Economic Review
A Sufficient Statistics Approach for Endogenous Production Networks: Theory and Application to Ukraine's War [Slides PDF], with Alexey Makarin and Yuhei Miyauchi
Older working paper: "Production Networks and War: Evidence from Ukraine" [SSRN version], CEPR DP #16759, with Alexey Makarin.
Detecting Auctioneer Corruption: Evidence from Russian Procurement Auctions, [more recent slides], with Pasha Andreyanov and Alec Davidson
Work in Progress
Agriculture and Industrialization: Evidence from India, with Paola Giuliano, Bishnupriya Gupta, and Nico Voigtlaender