Maryna Tverdostup

Economist

e-Mail: tverdostup@wiiw.ac.at
telephone: (+43-1) 533 66 10

Maryna Tverdostup is an Economist at wiiw and a country expert for Estonia. Her research interests cover diverse labour market issues, including gender inequalities, labour mobility, and immigrants’ integration. Her research also focuses on experimental analysis and game-theoretic modelling of markets with asymmetric information. She has been involved in several EU framework, EU Commission and Interreg Europe projects (STYLE, Plan4Blue, H2020 Project InWeGE, etc.). She holds a Ph.D. in economics and M.Sc. in financial mathematics from the University of Tartu, Estonia. Previously she worked as a postdoc at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, a research fellow and lecturer at the University of Tartu, Estonia, and a visiting researcher at Aalto University, Finland.

Austria, Vienna

List of Publications

External Publications wiiw Publications

External Publications

Articles in refereed journals
  • 'Gender identity, co-working spouses and relative income within households' (with Natalia Zinovyeva), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2021, forthcoming
  • 'Immigrant–native wage gap in Europe: the role of cognitive skills and their use at work' (with Tiiu Paas), International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 40, No. 1, April 2019, pp. 154-175
  • 'Skills heterogeneity and immigrant-native wage gap in European countries' (with Tiiu Paas), International Journal of Economic Sciences, Vol. VII, No. 2, 2018, pp. 119-142
  • 'Gender-specific human capital: identification and quantifying its wage effects' (with Tiiu Paas), International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 38, No. 6, September 2017, pp. 856-874
  • 'The Labour Market Performance of Young Return Migrants after the Crisis in CEE Countries: The Case of Estonia' (with Jaan Masso), Baltic Journal of Economics, Vol. 16, Issue 2, October 2016, pp. 192-220
  • 'The Gender Wage Gap in the Human Capital Framework: A Cross-Nordic Assessment Based on PIAAC' (with Tiiu Paas), Estonia Discussions on Economic Policy, Vol. 24, No. 2, October 2016, pp. 137-160
Articles in books
  • 'The General and the Task-Specific Human Capital of Migrants: Host Country Perspective' (with Tiiu Paas), in: Karima Kourtit, Bruce Newbold, Peter Nijkamp and Mark Partridge (eds), The Economic Geography of Cross-Border Migration, Chapter 16, Springer International Publishing, 2021
  • 'Skills utilisation and gender: Estonian case study', in: Michał Pilc and Beata Woźniak-Jęchorek (eds), Labour Market Institutions and Productivity: Labour Utilisation in Central and Eastern Europe, Chapter 7, Routledge, London, 26 October 2020
  • 'What are the employment prospects for young Estonian and Slovak return migrants?' (with Jaan Masso, Lucia Mýtna Kureková and Zuzana Žilinčíková), in: Janine Leschke, Renate Ortlieb, Jacqueline O’Reilly, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser and Paola Villa (eds), Youth Labor in Transition: Inequalities, Mobility, and Policies in Europe, Chapter 16, Oxford Scholarship Online, January 2019
  • 'Labour Market Inequalities in Conditions of Limited Social Dialogue: The Case of the Baltic States' (with Jaan Masso), in: Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead (eds), Reducing Inequalities in Europe: How Industrial Relations and Labour Policies Can Close the Gap, Chapter 2, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
  • 'Return Migration to CEE after the crisis: Estonia and Slovakia' (with Jaan Masso, Lucia Mýtna Kureková and Zuzana Žilinčíková), in: Clémentine Moyart, Tiziana Nazio, Jacqueline O’Reilly and Mark Smith (eds), Youth Employment: STYLE Handbook, CROME, Brighton, UK, 2017, pp. 167–169
  • 'Young People Who Have Worked Abroad and Their Success in the Labour Market' (with Jaan Masso), in: Raul Eamets, Kristina Kallas and Tiit Tammaru (eds), Estonian Human Development Report 2016/2017: Estonia at the Age of Migration, Chapter 2.4, Estonian Cooperation Assembly, Tallinn: SA Eesti Koostöö Kogu, 2017
Other working papers and discussion series
  • 'The gap that survived the transition: the gender wage gap over three decades in Estonia' (with Jaanika Meriküll), University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper Series, No. 127, Tartu, 2020
  • 'Diagnostic Uncertainty and Insurance Coverage in Credence Goods Markets' (with Loukas Balafoutas, Helena Fornwagner, Rudolf Kerschbamer and Matthias Sutter), Discussion Papers of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods 2020/26, November 2020
  • 'Diagnostic Uncertainty and Insurance Coverage in Credence Goods Markets' (with Loukas Balafoutas, Helena Fornwagner, Rudolf Kerschbamer and Matthias Sutter), MPI Collective Goods Discussion Paper, No. 2020/26, November 2020
  • 'Economic performance analysis of selected blue economy sectors in Estonia and Finland' (with Tiiu Paas), University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper Series, No. 115, Tartu, 2019
  • 'Valuation of Human Capital and the Gender Wage Gap in Europe' (with Tiiu Paas), University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper Series, No. 118, Tartu, 2019
  • 'Gender Identity, Co-Working Spouses and Relative Income within Households' (with Natalia Zinovyeva), IZA Institute of Labor Economics, IZA Discussion Papers, IZA DP No. 11757, Tartu, August 2018
  • 'The The Role of Cognitive Skills and their Use at Work in Explaining the Immigrant-Native Wage Gap' (with Tiiu Paas), University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper Series, No. 104, Tartu, 2017
  • 'Human Capital in Nordic Countries and Estonia: PIAAC based assessment' (with Tiiu Paas), Baltic Rim Economies, No. 1, 2017, pp. 56-57
  • 'Gender Unique Human Capital and Labour Market Returns' (with Tiiu Paas), DIEM: Dubrovnik International Economic Meeting, 2017, pp. 332-345
  • 'The Gender Wage Gap in the Human Capital Framework: A Cross-Nordic Assessment Based on PIAAC' (with Tiiu Paas), Estonian Discussions on Economic Policy, Vol. 24, No. 2/2016, 2016, pp. 56-61
  • 'Policy Synthesis and Integrative Report on Youth Self-Employment in Europe' (with Beata Buchelt, Begoña Cueto, Anna Fohrbeck, María C. González Menéndez, Robin Hinks, Eneli Kindsiko, Jaan Masso, Andrea Mc Namara, Nigel Meager, Renate Ortlieb, Kadri Paes, Urban Pauli, Aleksy Pocztowski, Maura Sheehan, Sam Swift and Silvana Weiss), CROME, University of Brighton, STYLE Working Papers, STYLE-WP 7.4, Brighton, August 2016
  • 'Return migration patterns of young return migrants after the crisis in the CEE countries: Estonia and Slovakia' (with Jaan Masso, Lucia Mýtna Kureková and Zuzana Žilinčíková), CROME, University of Brighton, STYLE Working Papers, STYLE-WP 7.1, Brighton, February 2016
  • 'The Labour Market Performance of Young Return Migrants after the Crisis in CEE Countries: The Case of Estonia' (with Jaan Masso), The University of Tartu Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper, No. 98, December 2015
  • 'Mapping Patterns of Self-Employment: Secondary Analysis Synthesis Report' (with Beata Buchelt, Begoña Cueto, Anna Fohrbeck, María C. González Menéndez, Robin Hinks, Jaan Masso, Andrea Mc Namara, Nigel Meager, Renate Ortlieb, Urban Pauli, Aleksy Pocztowski, Maura Sheehan and Silvana Weiss), CROME, University of Brighton, STYLE Working Papers, STYLE-WP 7.2, Brighton, December 2015

wiiw Publications

wiiw Forecast Reports
  • 'ESTONIA: The second wave has put the brakes on economic recovery', Darkest before the dawn?, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Spring 2021, Vienna, April 2021, pp. 68-72

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