Alexey Makarin


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Alexey Makarin is the Mitsubishi Career Development Assistant Professor in International Management and an Assistant Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Alexey is an applied economist with research interests in political economy, development economics, and economics of digitization. In his work, he examined the economic consequences of the 2014 Russia-Ukraine conflict and the impact of social media on political and individual outcomes.

Before joining MIT Sloan, Alexey was an Assistant Professor at the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) in Rome, Italy. He is a Research Affiliate at CEPR and has published in Econometrica, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Journal of Development Economics, and the Journal of Public Economics.

He received a PhD in economics from Northwestern University in June 2019 and a BA from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.


"The Causal Effects of Online Dating Apps: Evidence From U.S. Colleges."

Buyukeren, Berkeren, Alexey Makarin, and Heyu Xiong, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6833-22. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, August 2023.

"​Conflict and Inter-Group Trade: Evidence from the 2014 Russia-Ukraine Crisis."

Korovkin, Vasily, and Alexey Makarin. American Economic Review Vol. 113, No. 1 (2023): 34-70. SSRN Preprint.

"Production Networks and War."

Korovkin, Vasily, and Alexey Makarin, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6709-22. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, January 2022.

"The Political Economic Determinants of Nuclear Power Investment: Evidence from Chernobyl."

Makarin, Alexey, Nancy Qian, and Shaoda Wang, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6712-22. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, January 2022.

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