Klara Sabirianova Peter is an Assistant Professor of Economics with the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Sabirianova’s current research focuses on various areas of applied microeconomics of emerging markets, including contract violations and social interactions, human capital and development, FDI spillovers and convergence of domestic firms to the efficiency frontier. She examines the effect of structural changes on the quality of life, labor markets, and firm performance. Her research has been published in the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Research in Labor Economics, Journal of European Economic Association, and Problems of Economic Transition. She served as a World Bank consultant for the project "Labor Market Study in Russia." Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, USAID, U.S. Department of State, Soros Foundation, Ford Foundation and other public and private organisations. She is a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Germany, a research affiliate with the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, and a Research Fellow of the William Davidson Institute at the Michigan Business School.