Olga Mikheeva

Olga Mikheeva holds a PhD in Public Administration and Technology Governance from TalTech (Estonia) and is currently a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the UCL IIPP. During her PhD research, which had a focus on developmental states, financing of innovation and financial bureaucracy, she also held temporary research positions at University of Malaya and European Center in Singapore. Olga holds an MA in Technology Governance from TalTech and had studied in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University of Singapore).

Prior to joining the IIPP, Olga worked in policy evaluation and advisory field as a senior expert in Technopolis Group, a consultancy firm specializing in STI policies and a former spin-off from SPRU (University of Sussex). During this time Olga contributed to theory-based evaluations of STI policies; to the spatial/regional analysis of industrial and digital transformation; to the development of a national Circular Economy methodology; and supported the development and evaluation of international STI and cross-border cooperation programs.

Olga has been serving as a member-elect of the EAEPE Council (European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy) since 2017, where she also coordinates Research Area on Monetary Economics, Finance and Financial Institutions. She is a peer reviewer in a number of journals publishing research in heterodox economics, development and innovation studies. During 2017-2019, she acted as the coordinator of the Economics of Innovation Working Group at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) Young Scholars Initiative (YSI). Olga speaks Russian, English, and Estonian, is catching up on her French and has recently embarked on Spanish.

Featuring this expert

Young Scholars Initiative Early Career Days

Event Conference | Nov 18–20, 2021

publishing • the job market • writing • teaching • mental health • work-life balance