Michael Poyker is a 3rd year PhD student at the Global Economics and Management Department of the Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles. He received a BA and MA in Oriental and African Studies from Moscow State University in 2010 and 2012 respectively, and earned an MA in Economics from the New Economic School (Moscow) in 2012. His research interests include development economics, political economy, cultural economics and economic history. His current research looks at patterns of women's rights, health practices, and education in the Middle East and Africa. Michael’s current affiliation is with the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he works as a Teaching and Research Assistant.
“Regime Stability and Persistence of Traditional Practices,” working paper, 2015.
“Signaling vs. Information Acquisition in Authoritarian Institutions: Evidence from Russian Parliamentary Elections,” co-authored with Maxim Ananyev, working paper, 2014.
“Who Reaps Gains From Trade? Trade and Inequality in Diverse Societies: Evidence from Africa,” co-authored with Maxim Ananyev, working paper, 2014.