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Anastasia is a Research Fellow at the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC). ERC is the UK’s leading centre of excellence for research into the growth, innovation and productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based at Aston and Warwick Business Schools.

She completed her PhD in Economics at the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis (France) where she also held a postdoctoral appointment as a principal researcher on the European Investment Bank-funded project. Anastasia joined ERC and Aston Business School in December 2018.

Research Interests

Anastasia’s current research interests lie in the intersection of economics, finance and entrepreneurship. She is particularly interested in financial constraints, growth and performances of SMEs and in the evaluation of business support policies.

Due to her diverse educational background, she is also interested in the development economics, comparative macroeconomics, infrastructure investment and efficiency and productivity analysis. 


Ph.D. in Economics, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (France)

M.Sc. “Advanced Macroeconomics and Economic and Financial Process of Integration”, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (France)

B.Sc. Banking and Finance, Baikal National University of Economics and Law (Russia)    


2013-2016 Researcher - Research project “Investment for Growth and Development in the Western Balkans”, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (France) and European Investment Bank (Luxembourg)

2011-2013 Researcher, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (France), Member of CEMAFI International

2006-2011 Teaching - Research Assistant, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (France)

Funding Applications and Awards

3-year Doctoral Studentship Grant by the French Ministry of Education

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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