Aleksandra works at WZB

Aleksandra Peeva

political economy international trade economic history


I am an applied economist working on several empirical topics in International Trade and Political Economy. My research relies on micro data (disaggregated trade-, firm- and administrative-level data) from different countries to study the institutional and political factors that explain the causes and effects of global trade. I am interested in the macro questions – what happens to countries or regions – but I focus on the identification of causal effects that calls for quasi-experimental, applied microeconomic empirical methods.

I have recently worked on the persistent effects of political conflict on trade, trade interdependencies which constrain politics and on the effectiveness of sanctions imposition.

I received my PhD in Economics from Humboldt University of Berlin in October 2018. I currently work as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Free University Berlin.