I am a PhD candidate at SGH Warsaw School of Economics and a researcher at Institute for Structural Research (IBS). My interests lie in labor economics, political economy, and economic history.
- Firms and wage inequality in Central and Eastern Europe. - with Iga Magda (SGH Warsaw School of Economics) and Simone Moriconi (IÉSEG). Journal of Comparative Economics, 2021. PDF. Replication package. Show abstract
We use large linked employer-employee data to analyze wage inequality patterns in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries between 2002 and 2014. We show that, unlike in many other advanced economies, wage inequality levels have decreased in almost all CEE countries. These reductions in wage inequality resulted from disproportionately large increases in wages at the bottom of the wage distribution, and from decreases in between-firm wage inequality. We further find that the declines in wage inequality were driven by large wage structure effects that compensated for changes in the composition of workers.
- Labor supply effects of a universal cash transfer. PDF. IBS WP 02/2021. Show abstract
Unconditional cash transfers in the form of a universal basic income, a universal basic pension or a universal child benefit are increasingly being discussed in many countries. In this article, I investigate the labor supply effects of the introduction of a large unconditional cash benefit. I exploit the unique design of the child benefit program in Poland to identify the pure income effect of the monthly transfer. I find very small labor supply effects on both the intensive and extensive margin. Additional evidence shows that instead of extending their free time, households receiving the benefit substantially increased their consumption and savings.
Work in progress
- When populists deliver on their promises: the electoral effects of a large cash transfer program in Poland. - with Katarzyna Sałach (University of Warsaw) and Michał Brzeziński (University of Warsaw)
- Inequalities and ethnic conflict. - with Paweł Bukowski (LSE) and Filip Novokmet (University of Bonn and Paris School of Economics)
- #IamLGBT: Social networks and coming out in a hostile environment. - with Przemysław Siemaszko (SGH Warsaw School of Economics)