Solomiya Shpak

Ph.D., George Mason University, KSE Assistant Professor

Solomiya Shpak is a professor at Kyiv School of Economics and a researcher at the National Bank of Ukraine. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University,
Schar School of Policy and Government. His fields of interest are Applied Microeconomics, Firm dynamics, and Political Economy.


  • “Impact of Privatization on Employment and Earnings,” (with John S. Earle). IZA World of Labor, June 2019.
  • “Is Privatization Working in Ukraine?” (with Brown, J. David, John S. Earle, and Volodymyr Vakhitov) Comparative Economic Studies 61, no. 1 (2019): 1-35.
  • “The Motherhood Wage Penalty in Times of Transition,” (with Olena Nizalova and Tamara Sliusarenko) Journal of Comparative Economics 44, no. 1 (2016): 56-75.


“Obfuscating Ownership” (with John S. Earle, Scott Gehlbach and Anton Shirikov)