Zuzana Brixiova
Research Fellow

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too w Brixiova Zuzana Brixiova is Lead Analyst at the Moody's Investors Service, Sovereign Risk Group, covering emerging markets in Africa and Europe. Previously, she worked in several international organizations, including as Advisor to the Chief Economist and Vice President at the African Development Bank, Economic Advisor at UNDP Swaziland, and IMF Resident Representative in Belarus and Lithuania. She was the head of the Czech Republic and Estonia unit in OECD’s Economics Department in 2008-2009. Prior to that she was Fulbright Scholar at the Addis Ababa University.

Her research interests are development economics, labor economics and entrepreneurship. She is Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town, the School of Economics and Research Affiliate at the Southern Africa Labor and Development Research Unit. She has published in journals such as Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, Economics Letters, Development Policy Review, Journal of African Development, Journal of Globalization and Development, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Review of Development Economics, Small Business Economics and World Development. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2011.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10704  Zuzana Brixiova
Balázs Égert
Entrepreneurship, Institutions and Skills in Low-Income Countries
(published in: Economic Modelling, 2017, 67, 381 - 391)
10455  Zuzana Brixiova
Thierry Kangoye
Gender Disparities in Employment and Earnings in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Swaziland
10279  Zuzana Brixiova
Thierry Kangoye
Start-Up Capital and Women's Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Swaziland
9273  Zuzana Brixiova
Thierry Kangoye
Gender and Constraints to Entrepreneurship in Africa: New Evidence from Swaziland
(published in: Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 2016, 5, 1- 8)
9205  Zuzana Brixiova
Qingwei Meng
Mthuli Ncube
Can Intra-Regional Trade Act as a Global Shock Absorber in Africa?
(published in: World Economics, 2015, 16 (3), 141 - 162)
8774  Zorobabel Bicaba
Zuzana Brixiova
Mthuli Ncube
Capital Account Policies, IMF Programs and Growth in Developing Regions
8398  Zuzana Brixiova
Mthuli Ncube
The Real Exchange Rate and Growth in Zimbabwe: Does the Currency Regime Matter?
(published as 'The Real Exchange Rate and Growth in Emerging Markets: The Case of Zimbabwe' in: Review of Development Economics, 2015, 19 (3), 564 - 576)
8192  Zuzana Brixiova
Mthuli Ncube
Zorobabel Bicaba
Skills and Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa: Analysis with Evidence from Swaziland
(revised version published in: World Development, 2015, 67 (3), 11 - 26)
8120  Mthuli Ncube
Zuzana Brixiova
Zorobabel Bicaba
Can Dreams Come True? Eliminating Extreme Poverty in Africa by 2030
(revised version titled 'Can Extreme Poverty be Eliminated in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030?' published in: Journal of African Development, 2017, 19 (2), 93 - 110)
7822  Zuzana Brixiova
Balázs Égert
Thouraya Hadj Amor Essid
The Real Exchange Rate and External Competitiveness in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia
(published in: Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, 2014, 10 (1), 25 - 51)
7553  Zuzana Brixiova
Mthuli Ncube
Entrepreneurship and the Business Environment in Africa: An Application to Ethiopia
7467  Zuzana Brixiova
Thierry Kangoye
Youth Employment in Africa: New Evidence and Policies from Swaziland
(published in: Disadvantaged Workers: Empirical Evidence and Labour Policies, M. A. Malo and D. Sciulli (eds.), AIEL Series in Labour Economics, Springer, 2014)
6336  Zuzana Brixiova
Balázs Égert
Labour Market Reforms and Outcomes in Estonia
(published in: Comparative Economic Studies, 2012, 54 (1), 103 - 120)
6193  Mina Baliamoune-Lutz
Zuzana Brixiova
Leonce Ndikumana
Credit Constraints and Productive Entrepreneurship in Africa
IZA Policy Papers:
No. Author(s)
101 Mthuli Ncube
Zuzana Brixiova
Public Debt Sustainability in Africa: Building Resilience and Challenges Ahead
(published in: Development Policy Review, 2015, 33 (5), 555 - 580)