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


Igboekwu, A, Lindop, S & Plotnikova, M 2023, The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Ceredigion Businesses and Self-employed. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University. 10.20391/56td-qj63
Igboekwu, A, Lindop, S & Plotnikova, M 2023, The Socio-Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Ceredigion County Households. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University. 10.20391/85bb-y935
Plotnikova, M & Ulceluse, M 2022, 'Inequality as a driver of migration: A social network analysis', Population, Space, and Place, vol. 28, no. 8, e2497. 10.1002/psp.2497
Dong, MM, Midmore, P & Plotnikova, M 2022, 'Understanding the experiences of Indigenous minorities through the lens of spatial justice: The case of Orang Asli in Peninsular Malaysia', Regional Science Policy & Practice, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 1223-1239. 10.1111/rsp3.12512
Gutierrez Posada, D, Plotnikova, M & Rubiera Morollon, F 2021, '“The grass is greener on the other side”: The relationship between the Brexit referendum results and spatial inequalities at the local level', Papers in Regional Science, vol. 100, no. 6, pp. 1481-1500. 10.1111/pirs.12630
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