Anna Kochanova, Ph.D.

Research Focus: 

International Development, Institutional Economics, Firm Dynamics, Applied Econometrics

Academic Experience

  • 2013 - present: Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn
  • Spring 2016: Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, New York, US
  • Spring 2010: Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US


  • 2013: Ph.D. in Economics, CERGE-EI, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2010: M.A. in Economics, CERGE-EI, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2006: M.A. in Economics, European University at Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2004: Diploma (honors) in Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Russian State Pedagogical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Work in Progress

  • Cronyism and industry structure in Indonesian manufacturing: pre and post Suharto (with Bob Rijkers and Mary Hallward-Driemeier)
  • Minds for the market: Non-cognitive skills in post-soviet countries (with Maryam Naghsh Nejad)
  • Does e-government improve government capacity? Evidence from tax administration and public procurement (with Zahid Hasnain and Bradley Larson), World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. WPS 7657, 2016
  • Country stress events: Does governance matter? (with Carlos Caceres), IMF Working Paper No. 12/116, 2012