University of Pittsburgh



Svitlana Maksymenko

Lecturer, Academic Director, Study Abroad Program in Czech Republic and Poland

Research Interests

Economic Growth and Reforms, Economics of Development, Comparative Economics


Ph.D., Economics, Temple University (2006)
M.A., Economics, Temple University (2003)
Masters (with honors), Finance and Economics, National University Lvivska 
Polytechnica, Ukraine (2000)
Degree in Law (with honors), Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine 

Staff Support Person

Annette DiDiano
Phone: 412-648-1730

Working Papers

  • Title: The Cost of Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe: A Welfare Analysis
    (Co)Authors: N. Muravytska
  • Title: The Impact of Professional Athlete Sponsorship on Educational Attainment in Western Kenya (Download)
    (Co)Authors: Anna Tranfaglia

Selected Publications

  • Title: The Impact of Athlete Sponsorship on Educational Attainment in Western Kenya (External Link)
    Citation: International Journal of Educational Development, forthcoming
    (Co)Authors: Anna Tranfaglia
  • Title: Macroeconometric Study of Ukraine`s Growth and Reform (External Link)
    Citation: Journal of Policy Modeling, May-June 2012, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 325-340
    (Co)Authors: Lawrence R. Klein (Nobel Prize in Economics, 1980), Fyodor Kushnirsky
  • Title: Economic Reforms, Human Capital, and Economic Growth in India and South Korea: A Cointegration Analysis (External Link)
    Citation: Journal of Economic Development, 2011, Vol.36 (2), pp.39-58
    (Co)Authors: Mahbub Rabbani
  • Title: Do Economic Reforms and Human Capital Explain Post-reform Growth? (External Link)
    Citation: Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, 2011, Vol.4, Issue 1, pp.9-34
    (Co)Authors: Mahbub Rabbani
  • Title: Fertility, Money Holdings, and Economic Growth: Evidence from Ukraine (External Link)
    Citation: Comparative Economic Studies, 2009, 51, 75-99
  • Title: Impact of Transnational Corporations on Economic Development of Countries in Transition
    Citation: Ukrainian Idea as Demonstration of National Interest. Kyiv: National Academy of Science of Ukraine
  • Title: Problems of Payments without Ready Cash and Possibility of Their Solving in Ukraine
    Citation: Vistnyk of Lviv Polytechnic National University, 2001, 425, 172-174
  • Title: Problems of Privatization in Ukraine
    Citation: Vistnyk of Lviv Polytechnic State University, 1998, 328
    (Co)Authors: M. Polyakov