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Mihaela–Claudia Pop is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. She works with Prof Neil Lee, Dr Pawel Bukowski, and Dr Mark Fransham on the “Linking National and Regional Income Inequalities” research project. Mihaela is also a PhD student at the University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment. The topic of her thesis is the economic geography of income inequality and financialization in Central Eastern Europe.

Current areas of research include:

  • Economic Inequality: Evolution of income inequality; Spatial Trends in Income Inequality at National and Regional Level; Income Composition Inequality; Functional and Personal income Inequality; Labour and Capital Income Shares
  • Financialization: Influence of the Financial Sector; Effects on Inequality; Financial Inclusion; Digital Financialization; Financial Technologies (FinTech)