National Award on Applied Economics Ceremony
On April 8th the National Award on Applied Economics Ceremony took place at the HSE. The event was organized as part of the 11th International Conference on the Problems of Economic and Social Development. You can watch a video of the ceremony here.
Chairperson - V. Polterovich (CEMI RAS)
Klara Sabirianova Peter
Myth and Reality of Flat Tax Reform: Micro Estimates of Tax Evasion Response and Welfare Effects in Russia
(based on the article awarded the National Prize in Applied Economics: Yu. Gorodnichenko, J. Martinez-Vazquez, K. Sabirianova Peter. Myth and Reality of Flat Tax Reform: Micro Estimates of Tax Evasion Response and Welfare Effects in Russia)
Klara Sabirianova Peter is Assistant Professor of Economics in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University. She came to GSU in the fall of 2005. Previously, she was a research assistant professor and co-director for Russia/CIS projects at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Business School and an associate professor at the Urals State University in Russia. She also served as a World Bank consultant for the project "Labor Market Study in Russia". Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, USAID, U.S. Department of State, Soros Foundation, Ford Foundation and other public and private organizations. She is a research fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany and a research affiliate with the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, UK.
Her earlier research focused on labor aspects of market reforms in Russia. In particular, she examined wages, employment, investment to human capital, and labor mobility using the linked employer-employee dataset that she created for Russia. In the context of other transitional economies, she also examined the effect of market reforms on the quality of life, returns to human capital, and firm efficiency. Later, her research has broadened to more general issues of economic development such as bribery, corruption, contract violation, inequality, tax evasion, and informal economic activities. Currently, she is pursuing a research agenda at the cross-roads of labor and public economics as applied to developing economies. She is interested in the behavioral responses of individuals and firms to public policies in a weak institutional environment.