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Milena Nikolova

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First Name:Milena
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Last Name:Nikolova
RePEc Short-ID:pni401
Twitter: @milenkanik


Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Groningen, Netherlands
RePEc:edi:ferugnl (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Otrachshenko, Vladimir & Nikolova, Milena & Popova, Olga, 2021. "Double-Edged Sword: Persistent Effects of Communism on Life Satisfaction," IZA Discussion Papers 14712, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  2. Nikolova, Milena & Popova, Olga, 2020. "Sometimes your best just ain't good enough: The worldwide evidence on subjective well-being efficiency," GLO Discussion Paper Series 596, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
  3. Nikolova, Milena & Graham, Carol, 2020. "The Economics of Happiness," GLO Discussion Paper Series 640, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
  4. Nikolova, Milena & Nikolaev, Boris & Popova, Olga, 2020. "The Perceived Well-Being and Health Costs of Exiting Self-Employment," IZA Discussion Papers 13187, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  5. Nikolova, Milena & Cnossen, Femke, 2020. "What Makes Work Meaningful and Why Economists Should Care about It," IZA Discussion Papers 13112, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  6. Nikolova, Milena & Popova, Olga & Otrachshenko, Vladimir, 2019. "Stalin and the origins of mistrust," GLO Discussion Paper Series 344, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
  7. Artjoms Ivlevs & Milena Nikolova & Olga Popova, 2019. "Former Communist party membership and present-day entrepreneurship in Central and Eastern Europe," Working Papers 384, Leibniz Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (Institute for East and Southeast European Studies).
  8. Artjoms Ivlevs & Milena Nikolova & Carol Graham, 2018. "Emigration, remittances and the subjective well-being of those staying behind," Working Papers 2018-024, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group.
  9. Nikolova, Milena, 2018. "Self-Employment Can Be Good for Your Health," GLO Discussion Paper Series 226, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
  10. Nikolova, Milena & Nikolaev, Boris N., 2018. "Family matters: involuntary parental unemployment during childhood and subjective well-being later in life," GLO Discussion Paper Series 212, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
  11. Eichhorst, Werner & Colussi, Tommaso & Guzi, Martin & Kahanec, Martin & Lichter, Andreas & Nikolova, Milena & Sommer, Eric, 2017. "People to Jobs, Jobs to People: Global Mobility and Labor Migration," IZA Research Reports 74, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  12. Nikolova, Milena & Popova, Olga, 2017. "Sometimes Your Best Just Ain't Good Enough: The Worldwide Evidence on Well-Being Efficiency," IZA Discussion Papers 10774, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  13. Nikolova, Elena & Nikolova, Milena, 2016. "Suffrage, Labour Markets and Coalitions in Colonial Virginia," IZA Discussion Papers 10226, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  14. Nikolova, Milena & Ayhan, Sinem H., 2016. "Your Spouse Is Fired! How Much Do You Care?," IZA Discussion Papers 10411, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  15. Nikolova, Milena & Nikolaev, Boris, 2016. "Does Joining the EU Make You Happy? Evidence from Bulgaria and Romania," IZA Discussion Papers 9636, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  16. Nikolova, Milena, 2016. "Happiness and Development," IZA Discussion Papers 10088, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  17. Nikolova, Milena & Roman, Monica & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2015. "Left Behind but Doing Good? Civic Engagement in Two Post-Socialist Countries," IZA Discussion Papers 9540, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  18. Nikolova, Milena, 2015. "Minding the Happiness Gap: Political Institutions and Perceived Quality of Life in Transition," IZA Discussion Papers 9484, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  19. Graham, Carol Lee & Nikolova, Milena, 2014. "Bentham or Aristotle in the Development Process? An Empirical Investigation of Capabilities and Subjective Well-being," IZA Discussion Papers 8722, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  20. Nikolova, Milena & Graham, Carol Lee, 2014. "In Transit: The Well-Being of Migrants from Transition and Post-Transition Countries," IZA Discussion Papers 8520, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  21. Carol Graham & Milena Nikolova, 2013. "Happy Peasants and Frustrated Achievers? Agency, Capabilities, and Subjective Well-Being," Working Papers 2013-013, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group.


  1. Nikolova Milena & Popova Olga, 2021. "Sometimes Your Best Just Ain’t Good Enough: The Worldwide Evidence on Subjective Well-being Efficiency," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 21(1), pages 83-114, January.
  2. Nikolova, Milena & Nikolaev, Boris N., 2021. "Family matters: The effects of parental unemployment in early childhood and adolescence on subjective well-being later in life," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 181(C), pages 312-331.
  3. Nikolova, Milena & Cnossen, Femke, 2020. "What makes work meaningful and why economists should care about it," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(C).
  4. Milena Nikolova & Sinem H. Ayhan, 2019. "Your spouse is fired! How much do you care?," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 32(3), pages 799-844, July.
  5. Nikolova, Milena, 2019. "Switching to self-employment can be good for your health," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 664-691.
  6. Artjoms Ivlevs & Milena Nikolova & Carol Graham, 2019. "Emigration, remittances, and the subjective well-being of those staying behind," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 32(1), pages 113-151, January.
  7. Milena Nikolova & Boris Nikolaev, 2017. "Does Joining the EU Make You Happy? Evidence from Bulgaria and Romania," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 18(6), pages 1593-1623, December.
  8. Nikolova, Milena & Roman, Monica & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2017. "Left behind but doing good? Civic engagement in two post-socialist countries," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 45(3), pages 658-684.
  9. Nikolova, Elena & Nikolova, Milena, 2017. "Suffrage, labour markets and coalitions in colonial Virginia," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 49(C), pages 108-122.
  10. Nikolova, Milena, 2016. "Minding the happiness gap: Political institutions and perceived quality of life in transition," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 45(S), pages 129-148.
  11. Graham, Carol & Nikolova, Milena, 2015. "Bentham or Aristotle in the Development Process? An Empirical Investigation of Capabilities and Subjective Well-Being," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 68(C), pages 163-179.
  12. Nikolova, Milena & Graham, Carol, 2015. "In transit: The well-being of migrants from transition and post-transition countries," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 112(C), pages 164-186.
  13. Milena Nikolova, 2015. "Migrant well-being after leaving transition economies," IZA World of Labor, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), pages 195-195, October.
  14. Milena Nikolova & Carol Graham, 2014. "Employment, late-life work, retirement, and well-being in Europe and the United States," IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 3(1), pages 1-30, December.
  15. Graham, Carol & Nikolova, Milena, 2013. "Does access to information technology make people happier? Insights from well-being surveys from around the world," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 126-139.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 32 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-HAP: Economics of Happiness (18) 2013-11-02 2014-11-28 2015-01-14 2015-11-15 2016-02-17 2016-08-07 2017-01-08 2017-02-05 2017-06-11 2018-04-30 2018-05-14 2018-05-28 2020-05-11 2020-06-08 2020-08-24 2020-09-21 2021-09-13 2021-09-13. Author is listed
  2. NEP-TRA: Transition Economics (12) 2014-11-28 2015-11-15 2015-12-08 2015-12-20 2016-01-29 2016-02-17 2017-06-11 2019-11-18 2019-12-02 2020-05-11 2020-06-08 2021-09-13. Author is listed
  3. NEP-LTV: Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty (10) 2013-11-02 2015-11-15 2015-12-08 2015-12-20 2016-08-07 2017-04-16 2017-06-11 2018-04-30 2018-05-14 2020-09-21. Author is listed
  4. NEP-EUR: Microeconomic European Issues (9) 2016-02-17 2017-01-08 2017-02-05 2018-05-28 2018-07-30 2019-11-18 2020-05-11 2020-06-08 2020-06-08. Author is listed
  5. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (6) 2017-01-08 2017-02-05 2018-05-28 2018-07-30 2019-05-13 2019-06-10. Author is listed
  6. NEP-MIG: Economics of Human Migration (6) 2014-11-28 2015-12-08 2016-01-29 2017-04-16 2018-04-30 2018-05-14. Author is listed
  7. NEP-ENT: Entrepreneurship (5) 2018-07-30 2019-11-18 2019-12-02 2020-05-11 2020-06-08. Author is listed
  8. NEP-SOC: Social Norms & Social Capital (5) 2015-12-08 2015-12-20 2016-01-29 2019-05-13 2021-09-13. Author is listed
  9. NEP-HIS: Business, Economic & Financial History (4) 2016-10-09 2019-05-13 2019-06-10 2021-09-13
  10. NEP-HPE: History & Philosophy of Economics (4) 2013-11-02 2015-11-15 2020-04-27 2020-09-21
  11. NEP-MAC: Macroeconomics (4) 2015-11-15 2020-05-11 2020-06-08 2020-06-08
  12. NEP-LMA: Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages (3) 2020-04-27 2020-05-11 2020-06-08
  13. NEP-SBM: Small Business Management (3) 2019-11-18 2019-12-02 2019-12-02
  14. NEP-GRO: Economic Growth (2) 2019-05-13 2019-06-10
  15. NEP-INT: International Trade (2) 2018-04-30 2018-05-14
  16. NEP-ISF: Islamic Finance (2) 2021-09-13 2021-09-13
  17. NEP-CIS: Confederation of Independent States (1) 2021-09-13
  18. NEP-CSE: Economics of Strategic Management (1) 2016-08-07
  19. NEP-GEN: Gender (1) 2020-05-11
  20. NEP-HEA: Health Economics (1) 2020-06-08
  21. NEP-HME: Heterodox Microeconomics (1) 2020-04-27
  22. NEP-PKE: Post Keynesian Economics (1) 2020-09-21
  23. NEP-POL: Positive Political Economics (1) 2016-10-09


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