Dr Maria Plotnikova

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Dr Maria Plotnikova

Lecturer in Economics

Aberystwyth Business School

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Dr. Maria Plotnikova received her PhD at the University of Illinois. She is a member of the Regional Science Association and has been successful in attracting a number of funding awards, including Horizon 2020 and ESRC funded awards on spatial justice and inequality in Europe and poverty and vulnerability in Wales. Maria's research interests are in Regional and Urban economics, economics of poverty and inequality, as well as economics of housing in transition economies.


Module Coordinator


  • Regional and Urban Economics
  • Environmental Economics


Degree Scheme Coordinator, Economics


Plotnikova, M & Ulceluse, M 2021, 'Inequality as a driver of migration: A social network analysis', Population, Space, and Place. https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2497
Plotnikova, M, Tumanov, A & Zhelezova, E 2016, Evolution of the Housing Finance System in Russia. in J Lunde & C Whitehead (eds), Milestones in European Housing Finance. Real Estate Issues, Wiley, pp. 325-339.
Plotnikova, M, Sarangi, S & Swaminathan, S 2016, 'On the Relationship between Spillovers and Bundling', Manchester School, vol. 84, no. 2, pp. 181-196. https://doi.org/10.1111/manc.12091
Plotnikova, M, Romero, I & Martínez-Román, JA 2016, 'Process innovation in small businesses: The self-employed as entrepreneurs', Small Business Economics, vol. 47, pp. 939-954. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-016-9743-8
Plotnikova, M 2014, 'The Effect of Prior Educational Achievement on Academic outcomes in Economics at a UK University', Paper presented at International Conference on Regional Science, Zaragoza, Spain, 20 Nov 2014 - 21 Nov 2014.
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