dr. M.V. (Milena) Nikolova

Research

Postal address:
Netherlands

Research interests

I am interested in rigorous social science research which helps inform public debates and generates social value-added. My research focuses on the broad well-being consequences of economic development and labor market arrangements. I rely on rigorous statistical analysis of individual- and country-level data and focus on topics related to migration, entrepreneurship, and the long-term socio-economic consequences of communism. 

My work (with co-authors) has appeared in journals such as World Development, Journal of Population Economics, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 

Publications
  1. Sometimes Your Best Just Ain’t Good Enough: The Worldwide Evidence on Subjective Well-being Efficiency

    Nikolova, M. & Popova, O., 25-Aug-2020, In : The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. The perceived well-being and health costs of exiting self-employment

    Nikolova, M., Nikolaev, B. & Popova, O., 4-Jul-2020, In : Small Business Economics. 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Communist party membership and entrepreneurship

    Ivlevs, A., Nikolova, M. & Popova, O., 25-Jun-2020, In : Small Business Economics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. What makes work meaningful and why economists should care about it

    Nikolova, M. & Cnossen, F., Aug-2020, In : Labour Economics. 65, 15 p., 101847.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  5. Switching to self-employment can be good for your health

    Nikolova, M., Jul-2019, In : Journal of Business Venturing. 34, 4, p. 664-691 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Press / Media
  1. Losing your own business is worse than losing a salaried job

    Milena Nikolova, Boris Nikolaev & Olga Popova

    07/05/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert CommentAcademic

  2. What makes a job meaningful?

    Milena Nikolova

    08/04/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: ResearchAcademic

  3. Former Communist Party membership and present-day entrepreneurship

    Milena Nikolova

    21/02/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: ResearchAcademic

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Activities
  1. Journal of Population Economics (Journal)

    Milena Nikolova (Editorial board member)
    1-Jun-20192023

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activityAcademic

  2. GLO/EHERO Special Sessions on Well-being

    Milena Nikolova (Invited speaker)
    4-Sep-20198-Sep-2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising an eventAcademic

  3. International Review of Economics (Journal)

    Milena Nikolova (Editorial board member)
    1-Mar-2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activityAcademic

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