Olga Popova holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI), Prague, Czech Republic (2012), a M.A. in Economics from CERGE-EI (2007), and a B.A. in Economic Theory from the Department of Economics, Ural State University, Yekaterinburg, Russia (2005). Dr. Popova joined IOS Regensburg in October 2011. She served as an external consultant for the World Bank, and is currently a research associate at CERGE-EI and a visiting associate professor at Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Since May 2017, she is a co-editor of Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society.
Her main research interests are health and environmental economics, quality of life, individual and regional inequalities, and economic development with a specific focus on emerging and transition economies.