Helena Schweiger is a Senior Economist at the EBRD Office of the Chief Economist.
2003 - M.A. Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
2000 - B.A. Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Development Economics
- Management Practices
- Business Environment
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Schweiger, Helena, Alexander Stepanov, and Paolo Zacchia (2022), The Long-Run Effects of R&D Place-Based Policies: Evidence from Russian Science Cities, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 14 (3): 322-51. View
Schweiger, Helena and Alexander Stepanov (2022), When good managers face bad incentives: Management quality and fuel intensity in the presence of price distortions, Energy Policy, 164. View
Bartz-Zuccala, W., P. Mohnen and H. Schweiger (forthcoming), The role of innovation and management practices in determining firm productivity, Comparative Economic Studies. View
Becker, T., H. Schweiger, I. Livshits, B. B. Bakker and T. Mylovanov (2018), The future of CIS and CEE countries, Economics of Transition, 26(4), 801-826. View
Francis, D. C. and H. Schweiger (2017), Not so different from non-traders: Trade premia in Middle East and North Africa, Economics of Transition, 25(2), 185-238. View
Veugelers, R. and H. Schweiger (2016), Innovation policies in transition countries: One size fits all? Economic Change and Restructuring, 49(2), 241-267. View
Haltiwanger, J., S. Scarpetta and H. Schweiger (2014), Cross country differences in job reallocation: The role of industry, firm size and regulations, Labour Economics, 26(1), 11-25. View
Schweiger, H. and G. Friebel (2013), Market pressure, ownership, management quality and firm performance across Russia, Open Economies Review, 24(2), 763-788. View
Bloom, N., H. Schweiger and J. Van Reenen (2012), The land that lean manufacturing forgot? Management practices in transition countries. Economics of Transition, 20(4), 593-635. View
Schweiger, H. and C. Petracco (2012), Impact of armed conflict on firm performance and perceptions of business environment, EBRD Working Paper 152.
Schweiger, H (2011), The impact of state aid for restructuring on the allocation of resources, EBRD Working Paper 127.
Work in Progress
Martin, R., M. Muûls, L. de Preux, H. Schweiger and U. Wagner, Firms and the environment: Is there a difference between Eastern and Western Europe?, March 2018.Günther, M. and H. Schweiger, Green revenues: Making some serious green?, June 2018.
Chapters in books
H. Schweiger (forthcoming), Innovation in the CESEE region: the role of business environment, financing and reforms, in E. Nowotny, D. Ritzberger-Grünwald and H. Schuberth (eds.), Structural reforms for growth and cohesion. Lessons and challenges for CESEE countries and a modern Europe, Edward Elgar Publishing, 47-59.
Berglof, E., L. Bruynhooghe, H. Harmgart, P. Sanfey, H. Schweiger and J. Zettelmeyer (2011), European transition at twenty: Addressing progress in countries and sectors, in G. Roland (ed.), Economies in transition: The long-run view, Palgrave Macmillan, 254-292.
Francis, D. C. and H. Schweiger (2018), MENA firms involved in trade: Characteristics and challenges, the forum, ERF Policy Portal. View
Fankhauser, S., M. Günther and H. Schweiger (2017), Green growth, EBRD Transition Report, Chapter 4, 72-93. View
De Haas, R. and H. Schweiger (2017), What's holding back the private sector in MENA?, the forum, ERF Policy Portal. View
Francis, D. C., H. Schweiger, A. Stepanov and S. Stölting (2016), Competitiveness in the MENA region: Trade, innovation, and management practices, What's Holding Back the Private Sector in MENA? Lessons from the Enterprise Survey, Chapter 5, 84-113. View
Plekhanov, A., and H. Schweiger (2014), The many faces of innovation, EBRD Transition Report, Chapter 1, 10-29. View
Mohnen, P., H. Schweiger and F. Silve (2014), Innovation and firm performance, EBRD Transition Report, Chapter 2, 30-43. View
Bartz, W., E. Gelebo, P. Mohnen and H. Schweiger (2014), Drivers of innovation, EBRD Transition Report, Chapter 3, 44-63. View
Bovini, G., H. Schweiger and R. Veugelers (2014), Policies supporting innovation, EBRD Transition Report, Chapter 5, 82-103. View
Friebel, G., J. Lukšič and H. Schweiger (2013), Education, institutions and human capital. EBRD Transition Report, Chapter 4, 62-77. View
Plekhanov, A. and H. Schweiger (2012), The management dimension. Diversifying Russia: Harnessing Regional Diversity, Chapter 5, 51-55. View
Ricka, F. and H. Schweiger (2010), Evaluating and improving the business environment. EBRD Transition Report, Chapter 5, 86-94. View
Bruynhooghe, L., H. Harmgart, P. Sanfey, H. Schweiger and J. Zettelmeyer (2009), Transition: Where does it stand and where should it go? EBRD Transition report, Chapter 5, 94-115. ViewCommander, S., E. Hitaj and H. Schweiger (2007), People’s attitudes and experiences in the labour market, EBRD Transition Report, Chapter 4, 64-73.