• Ph.D. Economics, Finance and Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (2006),

  • MA Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (1997),

  • BA Economics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia (1994).


Russian (native), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Polish (fluent), German (basic).

Elena Jarocinska

CASE Fellow

CASE Fellow


  • political economy
  • fiscal federalism
  • public economics
  • labour economics
  • institutions



Current Positions:

  • CASE Fellow (2007-present).

Previous Positions:

  • Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2001-2006), 
  • Visiting Researcher, Center for Economic and Financial Research at NES, Moscow, Russia (May 2005-Jun 2005),

  • Visiting Researcher, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna, Austria (1999). 


Selected Publications:

  • Intergovernmental Grants in Russia: Vote-Buying or Bargaining Power of Regions?, Economics of Transition, 18 (2) 2010
    (earlier version Are Intergovernmental Grants Tactical? The Evidence from Russia, see below)
  • Pecularities of the Russian Labour Market: What are the Impediments to its Restructuring?, (co-authored with I.Denisova and G.Friebel), in Russian, Chelovek i Trud, N11/99, Moscow, 1999

Online Profile:

Personal webpage

project involvement: expert

case publications