Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

The role of innovation and management practices in determining firm productivity (with Wiebke Bartz-Zuccala and Pierre Mohnen). Comparative Economic Studies, 2018, 60(4), 502-530.

The future of CIS and CEE countries (with Torbjorn Becker, Igor Livshits, Bas B. Bakker and Tymofiy Mylovanov). Economics of Transition, 2018, 26(4), 801-826.

Not so different from non-traders: Trade premia in Middle East and North Africa (with David C. Francis). Economics of Transition, April 2017, 25(2), 185-238. Web appendix

Innovation policies in transition countries: One size fits all? (with Reinhilde Veugelers). Economic Change and Restructuring, August 2016, 49(2), 241-267.

Cross Country Differences in Job Reallocation: The Role of Industry, Firm Size and Regulations (with John Haltiwanger and Stefano Scarpetta), Labour Economics, January 2014, 26(1), 11-25. Previously circulated as The Relationship Between Job Flows Across Countries: The Role of Industry, Size and Institutions. Web appendix Data

Market Pressure, Management Quality and Firm Performance across Russia (with Guido Friebel), Open Economies Review, September 2013, 24(2), 763-788.

The Land that Lean Manufacturing Forgot? Management Practices in Transition Countries (with Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen), Economics of Transition, October 2012, 20(4), 563-635.

Working Papers

When good managers face bad incentives: Management quality and energy intensity in the presence of price distortions (with Alexander Stepanov). Revised September 2019. Previously circulated as Energy subsidies, energy intensity and management practices and published as EBRD Working Paper No. 224.

The Long-Run Effects of R&D Place-Based Policies: Evidence from Russian Science Cities (with Alexander Stepanov and Paolo Zacchia). Revised January 2019. EBRD Working Paper No. 216.

The Impact of Armed Conflict on Firm Performance and Perceptions of Business Environment (with Carly Petracco), Revised January 2018. EBRD Working Paper No. 144.

The Impact of State Aid for Restructuring on the Allocation of Resources , Revised May 2011. EBRD Working Paper No. 127.

Impact of Changes in Wage Setting Policies on the Structure of Wages in Slovenia (with John Haltiwanger and Milan Vodopivec). Revised May 2006.

Selected Work in Progress (all titles provisional)

Firms and the environment: Is there a difference between Eastern and Western Europe? (with Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muuls, Laure de Preux and Ulrich Wagner)

Green revenues: Making some serious green? ((with Martin Guenther)

Book Chapter

Innovation in the CESEE region: the role of business environment, financing and reforms, Structural reforms for growth and cohesion. Lessons and challenges for CESEE countries and a modern Europe (2018) in Ewald Nowotny, Doris Ritzberger-Gruenwald and Helene Schuberth (editors), Chapter 5, 47-59.

European Transition at Twenty: Addressing Progress in Countries and Sectors (with Erik Berglöf, Lise Bruynhooghe, Heike Harmgart, Peter Sanfey, and Jeromin Zettelmeyer), Economies in Transition: The Long-Run View (2011) in Gérard Roland (editor), Chapter 10, pp. 254-292. Previously published as UNU-WIDER Working Paper No. 2010/91, August 2010.

Other Publications

MENA firms involved in trade: Characteristics and challenges (with David C. Francis), the forum, ERF Policy Portal.

Green growth (with Sam Fankhauser and Martin Guenther), EBRD Transition Report 2017-18, Chapter 4, 72-93.

What's holding back the private sector in MENA? (with Ralph de Haas), the forum, ERF Policy Portal.

Competitiveness in the MENA Region: Trade, Innovation, and Management Practices (with David C. Francis, Alexander Stepanov and Sarah Stolting), What's Holding Back the Private Sector in MENA? Lessons from the Enterprise Survey, 2016, Chapter 5, 84-113.

The Many Faces of Innovation (with Alexander Plekhanov), EBRD Transition Report 2014, Chapter 1, 10–29.

Innovation and Firm Productivity (with Pierre Mohnen and Florent Silve), EBRD Transition Report 2014, Chapter 2, 30–43.

Drivers of Innovation (with Wiebke Bartz, Emil Gelebo and Pierre Mohnen), EBRD Transition Report 2014, Chapter 3, 44–63.

Policies Supporting Innovation (with Giulia Bovini and Reinhilde Veugelers), EBRD Transition Report 2014, Chapter 5, 82–103.

Education, Institutions and Human Capital (with Guido Friebel and Jan Luksic), EBRD Transition Report 2013, Chapter 4, 62-77.

The Management Dimension (with Alexander Plekhanov), Diversifying Russia: Harnessing Regional Diversity, 2012, Chapter 5, 51-55.

Evaluating and Improving the Business Environment (with Franto Ricka), EBRD Transition Report 2010 , Chapter 5, 86-94.

Transition: Where Does It Stand and Where Should It Go? (with Lise Bruynhooghe, Heike Harmgart, Peter Sanfey, and Jeromin Zettelmeyer), EBRD Transition Report 2009 , Chapter 5, 94-115.

Peoples’ Attitudes and Experiences in the Labour Market (with Simon Commander and Ermal Hitaj), EBRD Transition Report 2007, Chapter 4, 64-73.