HSE University, Russia, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Director of the Centre for Labour Market Studies at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia
Labor markets, labor economics, transitional economies
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant in a number of OECD and World Bank projects (1994–2018)
Professor at the Economics Department, University of Tokyo, Japan (1998–1999)
PhD Economics, Institute of Economic Problems, Moscow, 1986
Economics and Politics of the Public-Private Wage Gap (The Case of Russia). IZA Discussion Paper No. 12247, 2019 (with A. Sharunina and A Lukyanova).
"Misperceiving inequality." Economics and Politics 30:1 (2018): 27–54 (with D. Treisman).
Fiscal games and public employment: A theory with evidence from Russia. World Politics 54 (2002):145-183 (with D. Treisman).
"Polarization or upgrading? Evolution of employment in transitional Russia." Russian Journal of Economics 2:2 (2016): 192–218 (with R. Kapeliushnikov).
"Between light and shadow: Informality in the Russian labour market." In: The Challenges for Russia's Politicized Economic System. Oxford: Routledge, 2015; pp. 33–58 (with R. Kapeliushnikov).
Low unemployment and high employment, but also low, volatile pay and high inequality characterize the Russian labor marketVladimir Gimpelson, September 2019Being the largest economy in the Eurasian region, Russia's labor market affects economic performance and well-being in several former Soviet countries. Over the period 2000–2017, the Russian labor market survived several deep crises and underwent substantial structural changes. Major shocks were absorbed largely via wage adjustments, while aggregate employment and unemployment showed little sensitivity. Workers have paid the price for this rather stable employment situation in the form of volatile wages and a high risk of low pay.MoreLess