• Position :
  • Adjunct Professor

  • Department :
  • Core
  • Phone :
  • +32 (0) 470 82 71 41
  • E-mail :
  • mmicevsk@vub.be
  • Office hours :
  • Wednesday 11:30-12:30 and by appointment
  • Nationality :
  • Macedonian
  • Languages :
  • English, Macedonian, German, Dutch, French
  • Education :
  • PhD in Economics - Claremont Graduate University, USA

  • Teaching :
  • Vesalius College: Present

    • Introduction to Statistics
    • Big Data


    Webster University, the Netherlands: 2011-Present

    • Introduction to Statistics
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Information Analysis
    • Business Spreadsheets
    • Applied Business Statistics
    • Applied Statistics and Research Methods


    University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University, the Netherlands: 2011-2012

    • Methods and Statistics I
    • Methods and Statistics II
    • Microeconomics and Behavior
    • Industrial Organization


    University of Klagenfurt, Austria: 2005-2008

    • Principles of Microeconomics
    • Principles of Macroeconomics


    Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany: 2001-2005

    • Econometric Analysis


    Claremont Graduate University, USA: 1999

    • Mathematics for Economists
  • Research area(s) :
    • Development Economics
    • Labor Economics
    • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Research Project(s) :
  • “Migration as Social Protection: Analysis of Macedonian, Albanian and Serbian Remittance-Receiving Households,” Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Regional Research Promotion Grant REG_MK_201: 2014-2016, Academic Mentor.


    “The Impact of Social Security Contributions on Earnings: Evidence Using Administrative Data in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK”, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Open Research Area Grant ORA-464-11-091: 2013-2016, Researcher.


    “An Inquiry into the Health and Safety at Work: A European Union Perspective,” European Commission, FP7 Grant HEALTH-2007-4.2-3: 2008-2011, Consortium Member.


    “The Adjustment Capacity to External Shocks of EU Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries of the Western Balkans, with a Focus on Labour Markets,” European Commission, FP7 Grant ECFIN/D/2007/001: 2007-2008, Consortium Member.


    “Impact of Rich Country Policies on Poverty: The Case of Poland,” Global Development Network, Global Research Project Grant: 2004-2007, Principal Investigator.


    “Comparison of Government Revenue Structure and Major Spending Targets in Russia and Hungary,” University Research Corporation International, Think Tank Partnership Program Grant: 2003-2004, Partner.


    “Labor Market and Social Policies in Macedonia,” CERGE-EI Foundation, Regional Research Competition Grant: 2003-2004, Principal Investigator.


    “Unemployment and Labour Market Rigidities in Southeast Europe,” Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, GDN-SEE Research Grant: 2003-2004, Principal Investigator.


    “Determinants of Growth: The Case of Macedonia,” Global Development Network, Global Research Project Grant: 2001-2002, Principal Investigator.

  • Selected Publications :
  • “Who Bears the Burden of Social Security Contributions in the Netherlands? Evidence from Dutch Administrative Data,” (with N. Bosch) De Economist 165(2): 205-224, 2017.


    “Nonfarm Employment and Rural Welfare: Evidence from the Himalayas,” (with D.B. Rahut) American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(4): 1183-1197, 2014.


    “Reproductive Health Aid: A Delicate Balancing Act,” (with H.P. van Dalen) in A. Kulczycki, ed., Critical Issues in Reproductive Health, The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis, vol. 33, Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 195-213, 2014.


    “Nonfarm Employment and Incomes in Rural Cambodia,” (with D.B. Rahut) Asian-Pacific Economic Literature 26(2): 54-71, 2012.


     “Livelihood Diversification Strategies in the Himalayas­­,” (with D.B. Rahut) Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 56(4): 558-582, 2012.


    “Where Does Public Funding for HIV Prevention Go to? The Case of Condoms versus Microbicides and Vaccines,” (with A. Peters, F. van Driel, and W. Jansen) Globalization and Health 6:23, 2010.


    “Relative Poverty as a Determinant of Migration:  Evidence from Poland,” (with O. Stark and J. Mycielski) Economics Letters 103(3): 119-122, 2009.


    “Rural Nonfarm Employment and Incomes in the Himalayas,” (with D.B. Rahut) Economic Development and Cultural Change 57(1): 163-193, 2008.


    “The Labour Market in Macedonia: A Labour Demand Analysis,” Labour 22(2): 345-368, 2008.


    “Information and Communication Technologies for Pro-Poor Provision of Public Goods and Services: A Focus on Health,” in J. von Braun and M. Torero, eds., ICT for Economic Development and Inclusion of the Poor. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 312-336, 2006.


    “Telecommunications, Public Health, and Demand for Health-Related Information and Infrastructure.” Information Technologies and International Development 2(3): 57-72, 2005.

  • Honours & Awards :
  • Brookings Research Fellowship, The Brookings Institution, 2000-2001


    Haynes Social Science Dissertation Grant, 2000-2001


    Claremont Graduate Student Council Research Award, 2000 and 2001


    Humane Studies Fellowship, Institute for Humane Studies, 2000


    Datatel Scholarship, Datatel Scholars Foundation, 2000


    Institute of International Education Grant, 1999


    Phi Beta Kappa International Scholarship, 1999


    Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship, 1997-1999


    Fulbright Scholarship, 1993-1994