Jan Svejnar
Research Fellow

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too h Svejnar Jan Svejnar currently is a Professor at Columbia SIPA and Director at the Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia University. His research focuses on the effects of government policies on firms, labor, and capital markets; corporate and national governance and performance; and entrepreneurship.

Professor Svejnar previously served as director of the International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He is also a founder and Chairman of CERGE-EI in Prague (an American-style Ph.D. program in economics that educates economists for Central-East Europe and the Newly Independent States). He serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CSOB Bank and Co-Editor of the Economics of Transition. He is also a Fellow of the European Economic Association and Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (London).

From 1996 to 2004, Professor Svejnar was the Executive Director of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. From 1992 to 1997 he served as the Founding Director of the Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. He also served as Co-Director of the Transition Programme at the Center for Economic Policy Research in London, President of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies, President of the International Association for the Economics of Labor-Management, Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, Governing Board member of the European Economic Association, and advisor to numerous policy makers, institutions and firms.

He is the author and editor of a number of books and has published widely in academic, policy and practitioner-oriented journals in advanced and emerging market economies, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Economica, Economics of Transition, European Business Forum, European Economic Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of the European Economic Association, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Labor Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics.

Professor Svejnar also taught at the University of Pittsburgh and at Cornell University. He received his B.S. from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and his MA and Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2004.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10229  Joanna Tyrowicz
Lucas Van der Velde
Jan Svejnar
Effects of Labor Reallocation on Productivity and Inequality: Insights from Studies on Transition
(published in: Journal of Economic Surveys, 2007, 31 (3), 712-732)
9259  Yuriy Gorodnichenko
Jan Svejnar
Katherine Terrell
Does Foreign Entry Spur Innovation?
8321  Polona Domadenik
Janez Prašnikar
Jan Svejnar
Legal Corruption, Politically Connected Corporate Governance and Firm Performance
7824  Yuriy Gorodnichenko
Jan Svejnar
Katherine Terrell
When Does FDI Have Positive Spillovers? Evidence from 17 Transition Market Economies
7821  Matjaž Koman
Milan Lakičević
Janez Prašnikar
Jan Svejnar
Asset Stripping, Rule of Law and Firm Survival: The Hoff-Stiglitz Model and Mass Privatization in Montenegro
7800  Hein Bogaard
Jan Svejnar
Incentive Pay and Performance: Insider Econometrics in a Multi-Unit Firm
7733  Sutirtha Bagchi
Jan Svejnar
Does Wealth Inequality Matter for Growth? The Effect of Billionaire Wealth, Income Distribution, and Poverty
3299 
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Yuriy Gorodnichenko
Jan Svejnar
Katherine Terrell
Globalization and Innovation in Emerging Markets
(published in: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2010, 2 (2), 194-226)
3079  Yuriy Gorodnichenko
Jan Svejnar
Katherine Terrell
When Does FDI Have Positive Spillovers? Evidence from 17 Emerging Market Economies
(published in: Klaus Liebscher, Josef Christl, Peter Mooslechner (eds.), Foreign Direct Investment in Europe: A Changing Landscape, 2007)
2801  Polona Domadenik
Janez Prašnikar
Jan Svejnar
How to Increase R&D in Transition Economies? Evidence from Slovenia
(published in: Review of Development Economics, 12(1), 193-208)
2798  Daniel Münich
Jan Svejnar
Unemployment in East and West Europe
(published in: Labour Economics, 2007, 14 (4), 681-694)
2791  Jan Svejnar
China in Light of the Performance of Central and East European Economies
(published in: L. Brandt and T. Rawski (eds), China’s Great Economic Transformation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008)
2637  Simon Commander
Jan Svejnar
Do Institutions, Ownership, Exporting and Competition Explain Firm Performance? Evidence from 26 Transition Countries
(revised version published as 'Business Environment, Exports, Ownership, and Firm Performance' in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2011, 93 (1), 309 - 337)
1457  Klara Sabirianova Peter
Jan Svejnar
Katherine Terrell
Foreign Investment, Corporate Ownership, and Development: Are Firms in Emerging Markets Catching Up to the World Standard?
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2012, 94 (4), 981-999)
1393  Daniel Münich
Jan Svejnar
Katherine Terrell
Do Markets Favor Women's Human Capital More than Planners?
(published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2005, 33 (2), 278-298)
1370  Swati Basu
Saul Estrin
Jan Svejnar
Employment Determination in Enterprises under Communism and in Transition: Evidence from Central Europe
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2005, 58 (3), 353-369)
1332  Klara Sabirianova Peter
Jan Svejnar
Katherine Terrell
Distance to the Efficiency Frontier and FDI Spillovers
(published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2005, 3 (2-3), 291–302)
1276  Swati Basu
Saul Estrin
Jan Svejnar
Wage Determination under Communism and in Transition: Evidence from Central Europe
122  Daniel Münich
Jan Svejnar
Katherine Terrell
Returns to Human Capital under the Communist Wage Grid and During the Transition to a Market Economy
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2005, 87 (1), 100-123)
 

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