Klara Sabirianova Peter


Assistant Professor of Economics

Department of Economics

Carolina Population Center

University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
Phone: 919-966-3669
E-mail: kpeter at unc.edu



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Labor economics

Development and transition economics

Applied microeconomics

Public policy


Selected recent papers                             

“Tax Progressivity and Income Inequality,” with Denvil Duncan, AYSPS RPS08-26. June 2008 version at SSRN

“Global Reform of Personal Income Taxation, 1981-2005: Evidence from 189 Countries,” with Steven Buttrick and Denvil Duncan, National Tax Journal, September 2010, forthcoming. Final draft, Published article.

Data extract from World Tax Indicators

Data notes

 “The Normalization of Deviant Organizational Practices:  Wage Arrears in Russia, 1992-1998,” with John Earle and Andrew Spicer, Academy of Management Journal 53(2), April 2010: 218-237. Final draft, Published article.

“Does Labor Supply Respond to a Flat Tax? Evidence from the Russian Tax Reform,” with Denvil Duncan, Economics of Transition 18(2), April 2010: 365-404. June 2009 version at SSRN, Published article.

“Inequality and Volatility Moderation in Russia: Evidence from Micro-Level Panel Data on Consumption and Income,”  with Yuriy Gorodnichenko and Dmitriy Stolyarov, Review of Economic Dynamics, 13(1), January 2010: 209-237. Final draft, Published article.

(previous title: "A Bumpy Ride along the Kuznets Curve: Consumption and Income Inequality Dynamics in Russia")


          Longer version at SSRN (NBER WP15080, June 2009)

          Media: Vedomosti (in Russian)

“Complementarity and Custom in Wage Contract Violation,” with John Earle, Review of Economics and Statistics 91(4), November 2009: 832-849. Final draft, Published article

“Myth and Reality of Flat Tax Reform: Micro Estimates of Tax Evasion Response and Welfare Effects in Russia,” with Yuriy Gorodnichenko and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Journal of Political Economy 117(3), June 2009: 504-554.  Published article

          Longer version at SSRN (NBER WP13719).

“Lessons from the Russia’s 2001 Flat Tax Reform,” with Yuriy Gorodnichenko and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Vox: Research-Based Policy Analysis and Commentary from Leading Economists, February 19, 2008. Published article

          Media: WSJ, Guardian, Press-release

“Compensating Differentials in Emerging Labor and Housing Markets: Estimates of Quality of Life in Russian Cities,” with Mark Berger and Glenn Blomquist, Journal of Urban Economics 63, 2008: 25-55. Final draft, Published article

“Public Sector Pay and Corruption: Measuring Bribery from Micro Data,” with Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Journal of Public Economics 91, Issues 5-6, June 2007: 963-991. Final draftLonger version at SSRN, Published article

“Measuring Bribery in Ukraine’s Public Sector,” with Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Beyond Transition 17(3), July — September 2006, World Bank (in English and Russian).  Published article


Complete list of research papers