Dr Maria Plotnikova

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Dr Maria Plotnikova

Lecturer in Economics

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Maria's research interests are in Regional and Urban Economics, in particular in the economics of housing sector in transition countries. She is a also working in the field of Environmental Economics modelling interaction between economic and environmental systems.



  • Regional and Urban Economics
  • Environmental Economics


Process innovation in small businesses: the self-employed as entrepreneursPlotnikova, M., Romero, I. & Martínez-Román, J. A. 2016 In : Small Business Economics.p. 1-16
On the Relationship between Spillovers and BundlingPlotnikova, M., Sarangi, S. & Swaminathan, S. 2016 In : Manchester School.84, 2, p. 181-19616 p.
Evolution of the Housing Finance System in RussiaPlotnikova, M., Tumanov, A. & Zhelezova, E. 2016 Milestones in European Housing Finance. Lunde, J. & Whitehead, C. (eds.). Wiley, p. 325-339 (Real Estate Issues)
The Effect of Prior Educational Achievement on Academic outcomes in Economics at a UK UniversityPlotnikova, M. 2014
When Consumers and Firms Share Transportation CostsKyureghian, H., Plotnikova, M. & Sarangi, S. 2013 In : Studies in Microeconomics.1, 1, p. 91-111
The GLOWA Volta Project: A study of Land Use Changes in Ghana: Application of Matrix Land Uses AnalysisPlotnikova, M., Sonis, M. & Hewings, G. 2011
A Model of Housing Privatization Decision: The Case of RussiaPlotnikova, M. 2010 University of Reading, 32 p.(Economics & Management Discussion Papers; no. em-dp2010-07)
Cellular Automata Simulation of the Household Housing Privatization Decision in RussiaPlotnikova, M. & Dridi, C. 2010 University of Reading, 28 p.(Economics & Management Discussion Papers; no. em-dp2010-05)
Managing Privatized housing: the case of RussiaPlotnikova, M. 2009 Managing Privatized Housing: International Perspectives.Wiley
Integration of economic and hydrologic models: Exploring conjunctive irrigation water use strategies in the Volta BasinBharati, L., Rodgers, C., Erdenberger, . T., Plotnikova, M., Shumilov, S., Vlek, P. & Martin, N. 2008 In : Agricultural Water Management.95, 8, p. 925-93612 p.