Iryna Stewen is an Assistant Professor of International Economics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. She joined the Faculty of Law, Management and Economics and the Gutenberg School of Management and Economics in 2011. Iryna Stewen obtained her undergraduate education in foreign languages at the Tavriya Business School of Entrepreneurship and Law in Simferopol and in economics at the Crimean economic institute of Vadim Hetman Kyiv National Economic University in Simferopol. Before joining the University of Mainz she received her PhD in Economics in 2011 from the University of Zurich and a MA in Economics in 2006 from the University of Dortmund. Iryna Stewen has published in journals Journal of European Economic Association, Review of Economics and Statistics, and IMF Economic Review.