Olga Malkova

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics

University of Kentucky


"Can Maternity Benefits Have Long-Term Effects on Childbearing? Evidence from Soviet Russia"
-Forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics.
Awarded the Heinz König Young Scholar Award.
Awarded the IIPF Young Economists Award.
Awarded the 2015 Dorothy S. Thomas Award.
"Do Family Planning Programs Decrease Poverty? Evidence from Public Census Data"
(with Martha Bailey and Johannes Norling), CESifo Economic Studies, March 2014. doi: 10.1093/cesifo/ifu011
Blogged at the London School of Economics and cited in The Atlantic.

Working Papers

"Does Family Planning Increase Children's Opportunities? Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X"
(with Martha Bailey and Zoë McLaren)
-Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Human Resources.
Center for Poverty Research Policy Brief.
"Pension Taxes and Labor Supply: Evidence from a Soviet Context"

Works in Progress

Death and (Pension) Taxes: The Effect of Increased Labor Supply on Mortality

Do Child Benefits Raise Fertility Rates? Evidence from Pronatalist Policies in the Soviet Union (with Elizabeth Brainerd)


Technical Memo: A Comparison of Poverty Reductions in Public and Restricted 1980 U.S. Census Data (with Martha J. Bailey and Johannes Norling)