UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


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Marco Ranaldi


Dr Marco Ranaldi

Marco Ranaldi is a Lecturer in Economics. His research interests lie at the intersection between economic inequality and political economy, with a focus on inequality measurement and the comparative analysis of economic systems.

Pawel Bukowski


Dr Paweł Bukowski

Paweł is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Economics at SSEES; a Visiting Fellow at Centre for Economic Performance LSE; a Faculty Associate at International Inequalities Institute LSE; and an Adiunkt at Polish Academy of Sciences. His research interest is concentrated on labour markets and economic inequalities.

Communications Manager

Anthea Elizabeth

Anthea Elizabeth

Anthea is the Communications Manager for CNET. She will be managing CNET's newsletter, media accounts and external marketing strategy. Anthea's background lies in both the Business and Education sectors

Senior Members

Jakub Benes

Dr Jakub Benes

I am a historian of central and eastern Europe, particularly of the territories that made up the Habsburg Monarchy in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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 Ilias Chondrogiannis

Dr Ilias Chondrogiannis

Ilias is a Lecturer (Teaching), who has been at SSEES since 2017. His research area is jumps in asset prices, systemic risk and portfolio management.

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.

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
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
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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).

Dr Alessandro Iandolo

Alessandro is a historian of the Soviet Union and the world. He is interested in the USSR's economic, intellectual, and political interactions with external ideas, states, and people. In particular, he looks at Soviet engagement with Africa, Asia, and Latin America during the Cold War.

Dr Yumei Ji…
 Dr Yuemei Ji
Yuemei's interests cover three aspects. 1. International macroeconomics in general and the European monetary union during post-crisis period in particular. 2. Behavioural macroeconomics. 3. The Chinese economy, especially its financial development and the government and private debt problems.
Dr Julia Korosteleva…
 Dr Julia Korosteleva
Julia is Professor 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.
Yating Li

Dr Yating Li

Yating has been a Lecturer (Teaching) at SSEES since 2017. Her research area is risk analysis and statistical modelling of asset prices and trading strategies.

Dr Svetlana Makarova…
Dr Svetlana Makarova
Svetlana Makarova is Associate Professor 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
Serena Merrino

Dr Serena Merrino

Serena has been a Teaching Fellow at SSEES since 2018. Her research focuses on the political economy of monetary policy.

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.
Alberto Prati

Dr Alberto Prati

Alberto is a Lecturer in Economics at the University College of London and an Associate Researcher at the University of Oxford and at the London School of Economics. He works on interdisciplinary issues related to economic psychology, wellbeing measurement and sustainability.

Prof Slavo Radosevic…

Prof Slavo Radosevic
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.


Dr Sangaralingam Ramesh

Ramesh is a Lecturer (Teaching), who has been at SSEES since 2018. His research area is growth, development and entrepreneurship in emerging economies.

Erkin Sagiev

Dr Erkin Sagiev

Erkin is a Lecturer in Economics. His research area is Microeconomics and Game Theory with particular interest in multiagent communication.

Allan Sikk…

Dr Allan Sikk

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

Idil Uz Akdogan

Dr Idil Uz Akdogan

Idil has been a Lecturer (Teaching) at SSEES since 2018. Her research area focuses on international trade, current account issues and exchange rates.

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.
Ben Noble

Dr Ben Noble

Ben Noble is Associate Professor in Russian Politics. His research interests lie at the intersection of the political science study of authoritarianism, legislative politics, comparative politics, and Russian domestic politics. Current and past research projects include: 1) morals legislation reform in post-Soviet states; 2) budget policy-making in non-democracies; 3) ‘rubber stamp’ authoritarian legislatures; 4) the closure of parliaments in non-democracies; and 5) the use of referendums in post-Soviet states.

Agnieszka Kubal

 Dr Agnieszka Kubal

Agnieszka Kubal a Lecturer in Sociology. She is an interdisciplinary socio-legal, migration and human rights scholar with area studies interest in Central Eastern Europe and Russia.

Dr Aglaya Snetkov

Dr Aglaya Snetkov

Aglaya Snetkov is a Lecturer in Political Sciences. Her primary research interests revolve around critical IR and security studies, global and regional governance, international security and Russian foreign policy.

Doctoral Researchers

  • Georgios Apostolakis - (Supervised by: S.Radosevic, R.Bruno)
  • Jingzhu Chen - (Supervised by: Yuemei Ji, N.Campos)
  • Shuo Ding (Cathy) - (Supervised by: E. Nivorozhkin, T. Cvrcek)
  • Maria Kokoreva - (Supervised by: E.Nivorozhkin, J.Korosteleva)
  • Chenyang Li - (Supervised by: S.Radosevic, R.Bruno)
  • Jing Meng - (Supervised by: S. Radosevic, J. Korosteleva)
  • Naghi Naghiyev - (Supervised by: S.Makarova, E.Nivorozhkin)
  • Elena Teodora Ilie - (Supervised by: J.Korosteleva, S.Radosevic)
  • Weiwen Qi - (Supervised by: Yuemei Ji and J. Korosteleva)
  • Stefan Tung - (Supervised by: Allan Sikk and E. Douarin)
  • Jianqing Lin (supervised by S.Radosevic, J.Korosteleva)
  • Alma Lutaj (supervised by S.Radosevic, R.Bruno)

Affiliate Members

Centre Fellows

  • Tomasz Mickiewicz (Aston Business School)
  • Dragos Radu (Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Germany)
  • Prof Chris Gerry (HSE St Petersburg)
  • Raphael Espinoza (International Monetary Fund) 
  • Dr Elena Nikolova
  • Dr Luca Uberti
  • Sultan Orazbayev (UCL SSEES)
  • Imogen Wade (University of Sussex)

Senior Fellows

  • Saul Estrin (LSE)
  • Brigitte Granville (Queen Mary University)
  • Alex Klein (University of Kent)

Research Fellows