Milena Nikolova

Non-resident Fellow

Expertise: Well-being, labor, entrepreneurship Twitter: @milenkanik

Milena Nikolova is a Non-resident Fellow at Bruegel and a Rosalind Franklin Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen.

Before joining the University of Groningen, Milena was a Research Associate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), where she is now a Research Fellow. Nikolova is also a Non-resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Fellow at the Global Labor Organization. Dr. Nikolova's work has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals such as World Development, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Business Venturing, and the Journal of Population Economics.

In addition to her academic career, Nikolova has demonstrated research experience in leading think tanks, such as the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution.

Dr. Nikolova is a Co-Editor (Economics) of the Journal of Happiness Studies and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and the International Review of Economics.

Milena holds a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Maryland, College Park (2014).

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Inclusive growth

Self-employment, COVID-19, and the future of work for knowledge workers

The experiences of the self-employed could give a glimpse into the future of work for knowledge workers in a post-pandemic world.

By: Milena Nikolova Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Inclusive growth Date: March 8, 2021