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.
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, 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
Production Networks and War: Evidence from Ukraine, [SSRN version], CEPR DP #16759, with Alexey Makarin. Media: Guru NES (in Russian), CEPR Weekly Highlights, Contrafactual (Chile), submitted
Detecting Auctioneer Corruption: Evidence from Russian Procurement Auctions, with Pasha Andreyanov and Alec Davidson
Work in Progress
Agriculture and Industrialization: Evidence from India, with Paola Giuliano, Bishnupriya Gupta, and Nico Voigtlaender