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)
10774  Milena Nikolova
Olga Popova
Sometimes Your Best Just Ain't Good Enough: The Worldwide Evidence on Well-Being Efficiency
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)