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Happiness and Development

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10088
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 08 Aug 2016
Milena Nikolova
IZA
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development policy, subjective well-being, happiness, measurement

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Stalin and the Origins of Mistrust

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12326
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 May 2019 Last Revised: 19 May 2022
Milena Nikolova, Olga Popova and Vladimir Otrachshenko
IZA, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) and Nova School of Business and Economics
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institutional trust, trustworthiness, forced labor, social trust, economic history, former Soviet Union

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Does Joining the EU Make You Happy? Evidence from Bulgaria and Romania

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9636
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Jan 2016
Milena Nikolova and Daniel L. Bennett
IZA and University of Louisville
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subjective well-being, happiness, transition economies, EU enlargement, difference-in-differences, European Union

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Bentham or Aristotle in the Development Process? An Empirical Investigation of Capabilities and Subjective Well-Being

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8722
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 30 Dec 2014
Carol Graham and Milena Nikolova
Brookings Institution - Center on Social and Economic Dynamics and IZA
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well-being, capabilities, freedoms, variance decompositions

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What Makes Work Meaningful and Why Economists Should Care About it

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13112
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Apr 2020
Milena Nikolova and Femke Cnossen
IZA and University of Groningen
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meaningful work, motivation, non-monetary benefits of work, labour economics, labour market outcomes, self-determination theory

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Double-Edged Sword: Persistent Effects of Communism on Life Satisfaction

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14712
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 19 May 2022
Vladimir Otrachshenko, Milena Nikolova and Olga Popova
Nova School of Business and Economics, IZA and Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS)
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Communist regime, historical legacy, Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union, life satisfaction, elite networks, Communist party, informants

The Perceived Well-Being and Health Costs of Exiting Self-Employment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13187
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 04 May 2020
Milena Nikolova, Daniel L. Bennett and Olga Popova
IZA, University of Louisville and Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS)
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entrepreneurship, self-employment, health, well-being, unemployment, job switches

The Perceived Well-Being and Health Costs of Exiting Self-Employment

IOS Working Paper No. 386, May 2020
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 18 Jun 2020
Milena Nikolova, Boris Nikolaev and Olga Popova
IZA, Baylor University - Department of Management & Entrepreneurship and Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS)
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entrepreneurship, self-employment, health, well-being, unemployment, job switches

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Minding the Happiness Gap: Political Institutions and Perceived Quality of Life in Transition

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9484
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Milena Nikolova
IZA
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subjective well-being, institutions, transition economies

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Emigration, Remittances and the Subjective Well-Being of Those Staying Behind

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11437
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 12 Apr 2018
Artjoms Ivlevs, Milena Nikolova and Carol Graham
University of Nottingham - Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP), IZA and Brookings Institution - Center on Social and Economic Dynamics
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migration, remittances, depression, stress, Cantril ladder of life, happiness, Gallup World Poll

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In Transit: The Well-Being of Migrants from Transition and Post-Transition Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8520
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 11 Oct 2014
Milena Nikolova and Carol Graham
IZA and Brookings Institution - Center on Social and Economic Dynamics
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migration, transition economies, subjective well-being

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Sometimes Your Best Just Ain't Good Enough: The Worldwide Evidence on Well-Being Efficiency

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10774
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 05 Jun 2017
Milena Nikolova and Olga Popova
IZA and Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS)
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happiness, subjective well-being, efficiency analysis, conversion efficiency, comparative analysis

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Former Communist Party Membership and Present-Day Entrepreneurship in Central and Eastern Europe

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12761
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 18 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 19 May 2022
Artjoms Ivlevs, Milena Nikolova and Olga Popova
University of the West of England (UWE) - Bristol Business School, IZA and Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS)
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post-socialist countries, entrepreneurship, elite networks, communist party, communism

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Suffrage, Labour Markets and Coalitions in Colonial Virginia

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10226
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Oct 2016
Elena Nikolova, Elena Nikolova and Milena Nikolova
University College London - School of Slavonic and East European StudiesCentral European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) and IZA
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democracy, suffrage, colonialism, bargaining, coalitions, Virginia

Left Behind But Doing Good? Civic Engagement in Two Post-Socialist Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9540
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 05 Dec 2015
Milena Nikolova, Monica Roman and Klaus F. Zimmermann
IZA, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and Global Labor Organization (GLO)
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international migration, left behind, civic engagement, social remittances, post-socialism

Left Behind But Doing Good? Civic Engagement in Two Post-Socialist Countries

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10990
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 16 Dec 2015
Milena Nikolova, Monica Roman and Klaus F. Zimmermann
IZA, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and Global Labor Organization (GLO)
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civic engagement, international migration, left behind, post-socialism, social remittances

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Your Spouse is Fired! How Much Do You Care?

SOEPpaper Forthcoming, IZA Discussion Paper No. 10411
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 19 Dec 2016
Milena Nikolova and Sinem Ayhan
IZA and IZA
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unemployment, involuntary job loss, plant closure, spouses, well-being

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Being Your Own Boss and Bossing Others: The Moderating Effect of Managing Others on Work Meaning and Autonomy for the Self-Employed and Employees

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14909
Number of pages: 107 Posted: 19 May 2022
IZA, University of Louisville and Florida Atlantic University
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self-employment, supervisors, autonomy, work meaningfulness

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Covid-19 and Entrepreneurship Entry and Exit: Opportunity Amidst Adversity

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15526
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 02 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2022
Justus Liebig University Giessen, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), IZA and Shenzhen University
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entrepreneurship intentions, COVID-19, business closure, information technology (IT), business entry, self-employment, Russia

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Human Service Nonprofits and Government Collaboration: Findings from the 2010 National Survey of Nonprofit Government Contracting and Grants

Posted: 31 Jul 2012
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Milano-The New School for Management and Urban Policy, affiliation not provided to SSRN and IZA

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Nonprofits, Government contracts, Government grants