Milena Nikolova

Nonresident Fellow – Economic Studies

Milena Nikolova is a nonresident fellow in the Economic Studies program at Brookings and an assistant professor and Rosalind Franklin fellow at University of Groningen (in the Faculty of Economics and Business, Global Economics & Management). Nikolova’s research focuses on topics related to subjective well-being, migration, transition economies, nonprofits and civil society, international development, labor issues, and institutions. Her research has appeared in journals such as World Development, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Comparative Economics, among others.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Subjective Well-Being
    • Migration
    • Transition Economies
    • International Development
    • Nonprofits
  • Current Positions

    • Assistant Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow, University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business, Global Economics & Management
    • Research Fellow, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn, Germany
    • Fellow, Global Labor Organization (GLO)
    • Research Affiliate, Happiness Research Organization
    • Research Fellow, Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI)
    • Nonresident Fellow, Bruegel
  • Past Positions

    • Nonresident Researcher, Global Economy and Development Program, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
    • Research Associate, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
    • Emerging Scholar, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, The Urban Institute, Washington, DC
    • Managing Editor, Journal of Population Economics
  • Education

    • Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2014
    • M.P.P., School of Public Policy, The American University, Washington, DC, 2011
    • B.A., Gettysburg College, 2008
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