Senior Research Fellow
Jakub Lonsky is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford's Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). Jakub holds a B.A. from Berea College and an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Pittsburgh in August 2019. His main research interests lie at the intersection of labor economics, criminology, political economy, and health economics, with a particular emphasis on transnational organised crime and international migration. His job market paper studies the origins and consequences of the Russian mafia (vory-v-zakone). Most recently, Jakub has been working on a project studying the resilience of the Russian mafia, which employs a content analysis of more than 5,000 nicknames of the mafia leaders.