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Milena Nikolova

Non-resident fellow

Milena Nikolova was a Non-resident fellow at Bruegel until February 2024. She is an Aletta Jacobs Professor in the Economics of Well-being 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 the Journal of Public Economics, 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 an Editor of the Journal of Population Economics

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

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