Liya Palagashvili

Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute

Liya Palagashvili, Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Institute and a Research Fellow at New York University School of Law. Liya earned her PhD in Economics from George Mason University in 2015, and while in graduate school she was also a Visiting PhD Fellow with the Department of Economics at New York University.
She has published in academic journals and in major media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, MSN, and U.S. News and World Report, among others. Her research is in law and economics, political economy, development economics, and entrepreneurship. She is currently conducting interviews with tech entrepreneurs and creating a unique survey to examine early tech start-ups and the regulatory framework in their industries, as well as, finishing up a book analyzing the policies in response to the 2008 financial crisis.
In 2016, Liya was named one of the Forbes ’30 under 30’ in Law & Policy.

Recent Research by Liya Palagashvili

— Jul 30, 2020
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Technology Startups and Industry-Specific Regulations

Technology Startups and Industry-Specific Regulations finds that heavier regulatory burdens on technology startup companies in Canada are associated with a greater chance that startups will fail—and those burdens can also prevent prospective companies from starting in the first place.