mw. dr. K. (Klarita) Gërxhani


  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht  166
    1018 WV  Amsterdam
  • K.Gerxhani@uva.nl
    T:  0205254113

Current position

Klarita Gërxhani is Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and a research fellow of  the Amsterdam Institute for Social science Research (AISSR). At AISSR she is the (co) director of the programme group Institutions, Inequalities and Life Courses. Her research focuses on (inter alia) new institutionalism, economic sociology, labor markets, and informal economies. She conducts field research and experimental methods as well as applied theory. In 2011, Klarita was awarded an Aspasia grant (€ 200.000) for research on Changing Institutions: An Experimental Study of Micro-Level Mechanisms (project period: 2013-2016). 

Her work has appeared in journals such as Plos One, Social Networks, European Sociological Review, Social Science Research, International Sociology, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Comparative Economics, Public Choice, Journal of Economic Psychology, Personnel Review, Feminist Economics and Social Indicators Research.

Background

Klarita Gërxhani  graduated as an M.A. in Marketing at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana, Albania in 1996. After graduation, she worked as a researcher and research coordinator at the Albanian Center for Economic Research and later as a Marketing Specialist at the Albanian Social Marketing Association in Tirana.

In the period 1997-2001, she completed her PhD studies on "The Informal Sector in Transition: Tax Evasion in an Institutional Vacuum" at the Tinbergen Institute and the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Amsterdam. 

From November 2001 to September 2005, she was affiliated with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) and the Amsterdam School for Social science Research(ASSR) at the University of Amsterdam as a Post-doc, studying institutions, social capital and network formation in the labor market.

Between 2004 and 2010 she was a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Amsterdam and a research fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and the Amsterdam School for Social science Research. 

From September 2005 to September 2011, she was an Assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG), Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Netherlands.

In March 2005, Klarita won the VENI grant (€ 200.000) -an individual research grant (min. 3 year-period; covering full salary and research money)- awarded by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) as part of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme.

  • 2013-2016 - Aspasia grant (€200.000, awarded in 2011):Changing Institutions: An Experimental Study of Micro-Level Mechanisms. This research project is based on her NWO-VIDI research proposal “CITEwomen: Changing Institutions”. This proposal was evaluated to be ‘fundable’ both by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the European Research Council for an ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant. 
  • 2005-2010 VENI grant (€200.000): individual research grant awarded by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for the project “Finding a Perfect Match: An Institutional Approach to Employers’ Choice of Recruitment Channels”.
  • 2003 European Public Choice Society 2003 Wicksell Prize (€1000): ‘for the best paper by a researcher below the age of 30’, at the European Public Choice Meetings, Aarhus, Denmark.

Ongoing supervision

  • 2013 - Co-supervisor of Drs. Jacqueline van Breemen on her PhD project “Changing Institutions: An Experimental Contribution”, University of Amsterdam
  • 2011 - Co-supervisor of Drs. Martin Olsthoorn on his PhD project “An analysis of the employer-side drivers of precarious employment arrangements”, University of Amsterdam

Completed supervision

  • 2012 - 2015 Co-supervisor of Drs. Marii Paskov on her PhD project "Self-regarding and other-regarding attitudes: The role of contextual inequality", University of Amsterdam. Successfully completed in January 2015.
  • 2009 - 2014 Co-supervisor of Drs. Valentina di Stasio on her PhD project “Variety of transitions–An institution-centered account of the role of educational credentials in influencing employers’ preferences over who gets the job”, University of Amsterdam. Successfully completed in January 2014. 
  • 2010 - 2011 Supervisor of Dr. Maarten Berg, postdoctoral researcher on laboratory experiments in the project "Solidarity in the 21st century" funded by Stichting Instituut Gak, the Netherlands

2015

2014

  • K. Gërxhani & F. Koster (in press). Making the Right Move: Investigating Employers' Recruitment Strategies. Personnel Review.

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

  • K. Gërxhani & A.J.H.C. Schram (2006). Tax evasion and income source: A comparative experimental study. Journal of Economic Psychology, 27 (3), 402-422. doi: 10.1016/j.joep.2005.08.002
  • K. Gërxhani (2006). Politico-economic institutions and the informal sector in Albania. In D.J. Bezemer (Ed.), On eagle's wings: the Albanian economy in transition (pp. 81-95). Nova Science Publishers.

2005

  • J. Fidrmuc & K. Gërxhani (2005). Formation of social capital in Central and Eastern Europe. Beyond Transition, 16 (3), 18-20.

2004

2003

  • K. Gërxhani (2003). Porezna evazija u Albaniji: Institucionalni vacuum (Tax evasion in Albania: An institutional vacuum). Financijska Teorija I Praksa, 55-83.

2000

2013

  • O. Velthuis, J.W. Duyvendak & K. Gërxhani (2013). Inleiding: sociale kaart van Nederland. In J.W. Duyvendak, C. Bouw, K. Gërxhani & O. Velthuis (Eds.), Sociale kaart van Nederland: over instituties en organisaties. - 2e geheel herz. dr (pp. 11-35). Den Haag: Boom Lemma Uitgevers.

2004

  • K. Gërxhani & E. Kuiper (2004). Tax evasive behavior and gender in a transition count. (unknown, AIAS Working Papers, no 04/32). : .

2003

  • K. Gërxhani (2003). Politico-economic institutions and the informal sector in Albania. (unknown, Working Paper, no 12). Amsterdam: Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies, University of Amsterdam.
  • K. Gërxhani & A. Schram (2003). Tax evasion and the source of income : an experimental study in Albania and the Netherlands. (unknown, Working Paper, no 11). Amsterdam: Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies, University of Amsterdam.
  • K. Gërxhani (2003). Tax evasion in transition : outcome of an institutional clash? - Testing Feige's conjecture. (unknown, Working Paper, no 8). Amsterdam: Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies, University of Amsterdam.

2000

  • K. Gërxhani & A.J.H.C. Schram (2000). Albanian Political-economics: Cosequences of a Clan Culture. LICOS Discussion Paper, 92.

2007

  • K. Gërxhani & H.G. van de Werfhorst (2007). (Non)Economic returns to education in a transition country. (intern rapport). Amsterdam: AIAS.

2004

2002

  • K. Gërxhani (2002). "The Informal Sector in Transition: Tax Evasion in an Institutional Vacuum". Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute Research Series.

2007

2006

  • A. Ferrer-i-Carbonell & K. Gërxhani (2006). Subjective poverty and the (in)formal sector in a transition country. (intern rapport). Amsterdam: Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde.

2003

2002

  • K. Gërxhani & A.J.H.C. Schram (2002). Tax Evasion and the Source of Income. Discussion paper - Tinbergen Institute.

2001

  • K. Gërxhani & A.J.H.C. Schram (2001). Tax Evasion in the (In)formal Sector: An Experimental Study. (Preprints). : CREED Working Paper.

2015

  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2007 till 2015). Member of Editorial Board Position at : Journal of Social Affairs.
  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2006 till 2015). Member editorial board Position at : International Journal of Women, Social Justice and Human Rights.
  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2005 till 2015). Member of Editorial Board Position at : Albanian Journal of Politics.

2014

  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2013 till 2014). Visiting Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences Position at : Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), and the Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain.

2011

  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2004 till 2011). Research fellow Position at : Tinbergen Institute.

2010

  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2007 till 2010). Member of the Scientific Committee of the First World Meetings of the Public Choice Societies. Position at : European Public Choice Society.

2009

  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2009 till 2009). Visiting researcher Position at : Department of General Economics, Faculty of Economics and Econometrics (FEE), University of Amsterdam.
  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2008 till 2009). Visiting professorship Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain, august 2008 - januari 2009. Position at : Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
  • K. Gërxhani (2009, October 8). Information, bilateral negotiations, and worker recruitment. Catania, Italy, Lecture at Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods, University of Catania.

2008

  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2008 till 2008). Visiting researcher at the Department of General Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), (since 2001). Position at : University of Amsterdam.
  • K. Gërxhani (2008, April 17). Experimental data. University of Amsterdam, 10-years Anniversary Annual Conference of Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS).
  • K. Gërxhani (2008, June 10). Subjective welfare and (in)formal sector in a transition country. World Bank, Tirana, Invited lecture at the 1st Albania World Bank Conference on Development Economics.

2007

  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2007 till 2007). co-organizer of the First World Meetings of the Public Choice Societies Position at : Amsterdam School of Economics.

2006

  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2006 till 2006). Visiting researcher at the Department of General Economics, Faculty of Economics and Econometrics (FEE) Position at : Department of General Economics, Faculty of Economics and Econometrics (FEE).

2005

  • K. Gërxhani & A. Ferrer-i-Carbonell (2005, March 1). Subjective welfare and (in)formal sector in a transition country. Rotterdam, at the Department of Organization and Personnel Science, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • K. Gërxhani (2005). VENI grant - An individual research grant (min. 3 year-period; covering full salary and research money) awarded by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) as part of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme.
  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2005 till 2005). Visiting position Position at : Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
  • J. Fidrmuc & K. Gërxhani (2005). Formation of social capital in Eastern Europe: Explaining the gap vis-à-vis developed countries. (intern rapport, CEPR discussion paper, no 5068). Amsterdam: Faculteit der Wijsbegeerte.

2004

  • K. Gërxhani (2004). "Did you pay your taxes?" How (not) to conduct tax evasion surveys in transition countries. (intern rapport). Amsterdam: Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde.
  • K. Gërxhani & A. Ferrer-i-Carbonell (2004, September 17). Subjective poverty and the (in)formal sector in a transition country. Helsinki, Paper presentation at the EGDI-WIDER Conference "Unlocking Human Potential: Linking the Informal and Formal Sectors".
  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2004 till 2004). Visiting position at Sao Paolo School of Economics Position at : Getulio Vargas Foundation.
  • K. Gërxhani (2004, February 26). Europe Works. Soesterberg, Keynote speech at "Europe Works" Conference.
  • K. Gërxhani & A. Ferrer-i-Carbonell (2004, March 2). Subjective poverty and the (in)formal sector in a transition country. London, Invited lecture, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London.
  • K. Gërxhani (2004, February 23). Local state and private networks in China - Harnessing political entrepreneurship through new forms of public-private co-operation. Rotterdam, Invited for Workshop at ERIM Research School.
  • K. Gërxhani & A. Ferrer-i-Carbonell (2004, September 27). Subjective poverty and the (in)formal sector in a transition country. London, Ontario, Invited lecture at the Department of Political Science and Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario.
  • K. Gërxhani (2004, June 25). Formation of social capital in Eastern Europe: Explaining the gap vis-à-vis developed countries. Rio de Janeiro, Invited lecture at the Graduate School of Economics, Getulio Vargas Foundation.
  • K. Gërxhani & R. Wintrobe (2004, April 15). Tax evasion and trust: A comparative analysis. Berlin, Paper presentation at the European Public Choice Meetings.

2003

  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2003 till ). Visiting professorship at the Department of Economics and Economic Science Laboratory, University of Arizona Position at : University of Arizona.
  • K. Gërxhani (2003, September 6). Key note speaker at 'Conferentie over Nederlandse Investeringen in Albanië' (Conference on Dutch Investments in Albania). Woerden, 'Conferentie over Nederlandse Investeringen in Albanië'.
  • K. Gërxhani (2003, October 2). Invited seminar (Tax Evasion in Transition: Outcome of an Institutional Clash? Testing Feige¿s Conjecture in Albania). Rotterdam, Invited seminar at the Department of Organization and Personnel Science, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
  • K. Gërxhani (2003, October 30). Invited seminar (Tax Evasion in Transition: Outcome of an Institutional Clash? Testing Feige¿s Conjecture in Albania). unknown, Invited seminar at the Department of Economics and Economic Science Laboratory, University of Arizona.
  • K. Gërxhani (2003, April 25). Paper presentation (Tax Evasion in Transition: Outcome of an Institutional Clash? Testing Feige¿s Conjecture). Aarhus, Denmark, the European Public Choice Meetings.

2002

  • K. Gërxhani (2002, December 17). Tax Evasion in Transition: Outcome of an Institutional Clash? Keulen, Invited speaker Department of Economics, Köln University.
  • K. Gërxhani (2002, April 4). Tax Evasion in Albania: An Institutional Vacuum? Belgirate, Lago Maggiore, Paper presentation at the European Public Choice Meetings.
  • K. Gërxhani (2002, October 18). Tax Evasion in Albania: An Institutional Vacuum. Zagreb, International Conference 'Unofficial Activities in Transition Countries: Ten Years of Experience'.

2002

Andere

  • K. Gërxhani (2003). EPCS 2003 Wicksell Prize `for the best paper by a researcher below the age of 30. Aarhus, Denmark: Annual European Public Choice Meetings.

Prijs

  • K. Gërxhani (2003). European Public Choice Society 2003 Wicksell Prize (€1000): ‘for the best paper by a researcher below the age of 30’, at the European Public Choice Meetings. European Public Choice Meetings: Aarhus, Denmark. Recognition.

Wetenschappelijke positie

  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2010 till 2014). Project expert on field survey design of the ERC Starting Grant "Public Goods through Private Eyes" awarded to N. Letki Position at : Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw, Poland.
  • K. Gërxhani (period: 2007 till 2007). Member of the Scientific Committee of the First World Meetings of the Public Choice Societies. Position at : Committee of the First Worl Meetings of the Public Choice Societies, Amsterdam 1-04-2007.

Wetenschappelijke positie

  • K. Gërxhani (2012). Session organizer for ‘Experimental Sociology’. Session by RC 33 (Research Committee on Logic and Methodology) at the 2nd International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology (“Social Justice and Democratization”): Buenos Aires, Argentina (2012, August 1 - 2012, August 4).
  • K. Gërxhani (2011). VENI grant (€200.000): for the project "Finding a Perfect Match: An Institutional Approach to Employers’ Choice of Recruitment Channels".
  • K. Gërxhani (2011). Aspasia grant (€200.000): award for NWO-VIDI research proposal "CITEwomen: Changing Institutions - Theory and Empirics applied to women in the top".

Spreker

  • K. Gërxhani (2014, December 9). Invited talk "The Emergence of Employer Information Networks in an Experimental Labor Market". Florence, Italy, European University Institute.
  • K. Gërxhani (2014, October 9). Keynote "Tax evasion and well-being: A study of the social and institutional context in Central & Eastern Europe". University of Warsaw, Poland, ‘Public Goods through Private Eyes’ Conference.
  • K. Gërxhani (2013, December 5). Experimental Research in Sociology. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Crash Course for researchers of the Department of Political and Social Sciences.
  • K. Gërxhani (2012, April 1). Invited lecture at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI). Lugano, Faculty of Economic Sciences.
  • K. Gërxhani (2012, January 2). Invited lecture at Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology(ICS). Utrecht, ICS.
  • K. Gërxhani (2012, May 1). keynote speech at ‘Gender and Governance’ workshop. Maastricht, Workshop Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG).
  • K. Gërxhani & R. Wintrobe (2004, March 9). Invited lecture [Tax evasion and trust: A comparative analysis]. Amsterdam, Invited lecture at the Department of General Economics, Faculty of Economics and Econometrics, University of Amsterdam.

Tijdschriftredactie

  • K. Gërxhani, V. Buskens & A. Schram (Eds.). (2015) Journal of applied mathematics.

Boekredactie

  • J.W. Duyvendak, C. Bouw, K. Gërxhani & O. Velthuis (2013). Sociale kaart van Nederland: over instituties en organisaties. - 2e geheel herz. dr (264pp). Den Haag: Boom Lemma Uitgevers.
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