Gavrilova promoted to full professor
Evelina Gavrilova-Zoutman has been promoted to professor in the field of tax and public economics, and economics of crime.
Evelina Gavrilova-Zoutman at the Department of Business and Management Science was this week promoted to full professor.
`Personally, this is a family success. My mother did research in mathematics but didn’t have the opportunity to become a professor, and here I am. I made it. I think all the smart women in my family are celebrating this occasion´.
a sign of recognition
The new professor is originally from Sofia, Bulgaria and received her PhD in Economics from the University of Turin, in Italy, in 2014.
She has been employed at NHH since 2014, first as an assistant professor, and in 2018 she was appointed associate professor. Today, only five years later – she is a full professor.
`Congratulations! How does it feel, a promotion to professor is after all a milestone? ´
`I am very happy with the appointment. It is a sign of recognition. There is always some doubt in the mind of on academic. Am I good enough? This appointment gives me the positive affirmation I didn’t know I needed.´
The NHH researcher has many goals for the future:
`First, continue to develop new research ideas. I enjoy my work immensely. Second, continue to build excellence in teaching. I believe that it is important to prepare the talents of the future for the many challenges ahead. Third, continue my practical work on gender equality issues. In the past years I have been part of Balanse and Challenge, two gender equality projects at NHH´.
Currently, together with Malin Arve and Aruna Tatavarthy, she is organizing CIRCLE, a series of workshops that cast a spotlight on female talent in the different departments at NHH.
Evelina has published in journals like Econometrica, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and Economic Journal. In 2019 one of her papers won the Austin Robinson Memorial Prize for the best paper with authors within five years of their PhD published in The Economic Journal.
policy and decision making
Evelina’s work on drug legalization and tax avoidance has been discussed in policy spheres in Denmark. Her work on police militarization has motivated decision making of the US administration. Her research has been featured in media outlets such as The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, BBC World Service and others. Currently, Evelina is working on studies on tax avoidance across Europe, patenting of female inventors and on crime in Norway.