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Research Interests

Empirical micro, organizations, incentives, political economy.


Born in the Soviet Union. Studied in the USA, then in the UK. Worked as an analyst in private sector, then in a policy think tank advising Russian government. PhD from the London School of Economics (2005). Junior Research Fellowship at Corpus Christi, Cambridge (2004-2006).

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Shvets, J. Presidential control of the judiciary via the appointment of power: evidence from Russia, (2016) Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization
Shvets, J. Judicial institutions and firms' external finance: evidence from Russia, (2013) Journal of Law, Economics and Organization
Aidt, T. S. and Shvets, J. Distributive politics and electoral incentives: evidence from seven US state legislatures, (2012) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.
Aidt, T. S. and Shvets, J. Distributive Politics and Electoral Incentives: Evidence from Seven US State Legislatures, (2011) CWPE1130

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Understanding differences in performance of managers with Huffman, D. (JHLX)


Part IIB Paper 4 - Lent - Behavioural and Experimental Economics

PhD Students


Su-Min Lee
PhD Title: Individual and Party Electoral Incentives in Distributive Politics

Dr Julia Shvets

Senior College Lecturer (Christ's College)

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

CV: Curriculum Vitae

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College: Christ's College
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