PhD candidate in Economics, Princeton University
Nikita Melnikov is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University's Department of Economics. His research interests are in the fields of Development and Political Economy. A part of his work analyzes how violent non-state actors affect economic development in the areas they control. Another part of Nikita’s work analyzes the political consequences of the recent expansion of mobile telecommunications infrastructure.
Recent work by Nikita Melnikov
For individuals living in El Salvador’s gang territories, restrictions on freedom of movement significantly limit one’s labour market options