UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


UCL Centre for Comparative Studies of Emerging Economies People


Prof Campos


Prof. Nauro Ferreira Campos

Nauro F. Campos has been Professor in Economics at University College London since September 2019 and Research Professor at ETH-Zürich. His main fields of interest are political economy, comparative economics and European integration."

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Academic Director

Dr Filipa Figueira
Filipa Figueira’s main interests are political economy and the European Union. She has been at SSEES for six years, and before that was a researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

Senior Members

Randolph Bruno…
Dr Randolph Bruno
Randolph’s broad specialisation is applied-microeconomics, with a specific emphasis on comparative economics, development , labour and applied micro-econometrics
Dr Tomas Cvrcek…
Dr Tomas Cvrcek
My research interests focus on economic history of Central and Eastern Europe, especially issues connected with the rise of modern schooling, the demographic transition, technological change and the accompanying change in living standards
Dr Pete Duncan…
Dr Peter Duncan
Peter works on Russian politics and Russian foreign policy, particularly on how domestic political, ideological, economic and social change inside Russia affects foreign policy
Dr Elodie Douarin…
Dr Elodie Douarin (Director until 2019)
Elodie is a Development Economist with broad research interests and is currently working on the causes and consequences of conflict, aspects of political participation, migration and subjective wellbeing
Dr Raphael Espinoza…
Dr. Raphael Espinoza
Raphael is a macroeconomist, specialized in development macroeconomics (natural resources, central bank policy, financial crises) and international finance (asset pricing, financial stability, banking)
Dr Yumei Ji…
 Dr Yuemei Ji
-European monetary integration
-Financial development in China and its impact on foreign exchange rate
-Chinese government and private debt
-Exchange-rate regime and financial crises in emerging markets
Dr Julia Korosteleva…
 Dr Julia Korosteleva
Julia is Senior Lecturer in Business Economics at UCL SSEES. Her research interests lie in the field of entrepreneurship, start-up finance, regional economics, and financial development.
Jan Kubik
Prof Jan Kubik
Jan works on the interplay between power (politics) and culture, protest politics and social movements, and postcommunist transformations. He also writes about qualitative methods in the social sciences.
Dr Svetlana Makarova…
Dr Svetlana Makarova
Svetlana Makarova is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Economics. Her main research interest is in econometrics and, in particular, in modelling macroeconomic uncertainty with applications to Eastern Europe and euro area. Her non-academic experience includes collaboration with National Bank of Poland and the Gdansk Institute for Market Economics (IBGR) in forecasting inflation.
Dr Miriam Manchin…
Dr Miriam Manchin
Miriam Manchin's current research interests include economic integration, cross-border production chains and employment, trade and development, multinational firms, business group networks, and migration
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Dr Elena Nikolova
Elena Nikolova is a lecturer in economics at UCL SSEES. Her research focuses on the intersection of economics and politics. She is interested in political economy, economic development, economic history and the politics and economics of transition.

Dr Eugene Nivorozhkin
Eugene's research interests span theoretical and empirical work in the areas of corporate finance, banking regulation, market for corporate control, capital markets, applied labour economics, economics of education, and economics of crime.
Prof Slavo Radosevic…

Prof Slavo Radosevic (Research Director until September 2019)
Slavo is Professor of industry and innovation studies. His main research interests are in technology and development with special reference to central and Eastern Europe.  He is currently special advisor to the EC Commissioner for Regional policy.

Allan Sikk…

Dr Allan Sikk

Allan Sikk is Senior Lecturer at UCL SSEES. HIs research mostly concerns political parties and elections, particularly new parties and party system change.

Prof Anne White…
Prof Anne White
My research interests are migration (in general) and social change in Poland, as well as Polish migration. I currently study the impact of migration on Poland as a sending country
Chiara Amini…
Dr Chiara Amini
Chiara is an applied economist with interests in labour and development economics. Her recent research focuses on the economics of education in emerging economies, poverty and inequality.

 Dr Luca Uberti

Luca joined the UCL Centre for Comparative Studies of Emerging Economies at SSEES as Alexander Nash Fellow in Albanian Studies in September 2018, after a one-year post-doc at the University of Oslo (Norway). He has a BSc and MSc degree from King's College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science, respectively, and he completed his PhD at the University of Otago (New Zealand) in 2017. At SSEES, he also coordinates the South-East European Studies seminar series. He has lived in Albania and Kosovo for a total of five years and he is fluent in the Albanian language. 

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