My research areas are labor economics and the economics of science and innovation. I have recently studied topics such as the international migration of students and scientists, gender disparities in labor markets, and the formation of scientific collaborations.
I am a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), an Affiliated Researcher at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) at the Stockholm School of Economics, and a Faculty Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Laboratory for Innovation Science (LISH) at Harvard University.
I received honorable mention for the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Dissertation Award and in 2018 received the Russian National Prize in Applied Economics, awarded biennially to recognize published research on the Russian economy. I was a Fulbright scholar in Ukraine in 2004 and have served as a U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Fellow in Russia, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan.