19.04.2022 New Publication in International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy


Successfully published work with EMEA-Alumnus Mekhraly Shakhbazov titled "Am I better off changing my name to “Alexander”? Ethnic discrimination and its effect on wages in the Russian labor market" in International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.

We use correspondence audits to 800 real unique vacancies on behalf of the experimental applicants, which included Russians, Armenians, Jews and Muslims, with a geographical focus on the capital Moscow. We find a significant difference in treatment in both response rate and potential average salaries on ethnic grounds. Disadvantaged groups were found to be systematically pushed into jobs paying 15% less monthly wage.