Agnieszka Wysokińska is a Visiting Fellow in the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics; and an assistant professor at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management.
She received her PhD in Economics from the European University Institute in September 2011. She held a visiting position at University College London in 2014-2015. She is interested in the role that institutions and culture play in economic development. Combining two quasi-experiments from Polish history, the 19th century division and Stalin's forced migrations after World War II, her research sheds light on the mechanism through which history matters for economic development. Effects are identified even after two centuries from the end of the "experiment" of partition and despite half a century of distortionary experience from communism.
Her other research interests include the economics of education, microeconometrics, and policy evaluation methods.