Milena Nikolova
Research Associate

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Nikolova Milena Nikolova received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland College Park in 2014. Her research focuses on subjective well-being, migration, civil society and nonprofits, and transition economies.

Milena joined IZA as a Research Associate in September 2014. She is also a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
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IZA World of Labor article: Migrant well-being after leaving transition economies
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10411  Milena Nikolova
Sinem H. Ayhan
Your Spouse Is Fired! How Much Do You Care?
10226  Elena Nikolova
Milena Nikolova
Suffrage, Labour Markets and Coalitions in Colonial Virginia
(published in: European Journal of Political Economy [Link] [Online Appendix])
10088  Milena Nikolova
Happiness and Development
9636  Milena Nikolova
Boris Nikolaev
Does Joining the EU Make You Happy? Evidence from Bulgaria and Romania
(published in: Journal of Happiness Studies [Online] [journal version])
9540  Milena Nikolova
Monica Roman
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Left Behind but Doing Good? Civic Engagement in Two Post-Socialist Countries
(published in: Journal of Comparative Economics [Online] [journal version])
9484  Milena Nikolova
Minding the Happiness Gap: Political Institutions and Perceived Quality of Life in Transition
(published in: European Journal of Political Economy [Online] [journal version])
8722  Carol Lee Graham
Milena Nikolova
Bentham or Aristotle in the Development Process? An Empirical Investigation of Capabilities and Subjective Well-being
(published in: World Development [Online] [journal version])
8520  Milena Nikolova
Carol Lee Graham
In Transit: The Well-Being of Migrants from Transition and Post-Transition Countries
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015, 112, 164-186 [Online])
IZA Research Reports:
Werner Eichhorst
Tommaso Colussi
Martin Guzi
Martin Kahanec
Andreas Lichter
Milena Nikolova
Eric Sommer
Report No. 74: People to Jobs, Jobs to People: Global Mobility and Labor Migration
Report commissioned by Randstad, Bonn 2017 (100 pages)