Thesis defence coming up: Three questions for Luka Miladinovic

Published: 2022-09-29

After completing the doctoral education PhD student Luka Miladinovic will defend his thesis 18 October. Get a quick glimpse of his thesis, experiences and near future.

"No matter how difficult challenge you face, people at LUSEM will, without hesitation, provide compassion and help," Luka comments on being a PhD student at LUSEM. Photo: Håkan Röjder

You are about to defend your thesis Us and Them: Economic Consequences of Ethno-confessional Diversity. In short, what is your thesis about?

”The thesis investigates the relationship between ethnic heterogeneity and economic performance. Four empirical studies that comprise the dissertation reveal the nuanced interplay between ethnic diversity, economic growth, and inequality. Apart from the global outlook – the analyses undertaken in the first two papers – the thesis also provides insights regarding the relationships at hand by observing Yugoslavia during the XX century.” 

In three words, how would you describe your years as a PhD student at LUSEM?

”Freedom: LUSEM is a place where you can freely explore ideas, no matter how peculiar these ideas are.” 

”Growth: LUSEM provides an environment where your preconceptions are challenged; this leads to both personal and professional growth  to an extent that I could not have imagined  when I have started my PhD.” 

”Compassion: No matter how difficult challenge you face, people at LUSEM will, without hesitation, provide compassion and help.” 

What are you up to now?

”At the moment, I am preparing for my defense. Simultaneously, I am thinking of expanding my research since I am eager to continue my career in academia.” 

Thank you, Luka! Wishing you all the best!

"Spikning" of Luka's thesis

Unfortunately Luka couldn't attend his "Spikning"-ceremony 28 September in the Blue Hall but his supervisor Professor in Economic history, Kerstin Enflo, helped out. Photo: Peter Kjällkvist

More about Luka

Luka is a PhD student at Department of Economic history, LUSEM.

About Luka's defence

Luka's profile in the LU Research portal