Lucia Kureková (PhD) researches and has published on the topics of political economy of transition; migration and labor market; social and economic policy; foreign direct investment; and diversities of capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). She earned her doctoral degree from Central European University in Budapest in 2011. Her dissertation entitled ‘From Job Search to Skill Search: Political Economy of Labor Migration in Central and Eastern Europe’ was awarded the Best Dissertation Award at CEU in 2011. The thesis analyzed labor migration patterns from CEE in the context of EU Eastern enlargement and examined how economic restructuring and welfare systems affected migration in the region. In the past, Lucia taught at the Comenius University in Bratislava and worked as a teaching assistant for various courses at CEU. As a consultant, she participated on the World Bank project about employment patterns of Roma in the Czech Republic and has also worked on several EU-funded collaborative projects. From July 2011 she is based at the Slovak Governance Institute and works on the FP7 project NEUJOBS.
 Kureková, L. (2012):
Success Against All Odds? Determinants of Sectoral Rise and Decline
in Central Europe. East European Politics and Societies. DOI:
 Kureková, L. (2010):
Theories of migration: critical review in the context of the EU East-West
flows. CARIM AS Best Participant Essays Series 2010/44, Robert Schuman
Centre for Advanced Studies, San Domenico di Fiesole: EUI
 Kureková, L., Tsai, Y. and Lin, Y. (2009): Innovative R&D and Optimal Investment under Uncertainty in High-Tech Industries: An Implication for Emerging Economies,” Research Policy Journal 38, 2009: 1388–1395. (with Justin Yifu Lin and Yingyi Tsai).
 Kureková, L.,
Jakubiak, M., Kolesár, P. and Izvorski, I. (2008): The Automotive Industry
in Slovakia: Recent Developments and Impact on Growth. Commission for
Growth and Development. World Bank.
 Kureková, L. (2006):
Electoral Revolutions and Their Socio-economic Impact: Bulgaria and Slovakia
in Comparative Perspective. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co KG,
72 pp. (Based on MA thesis.)
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