Maja Micevska

Adjunct Professor, UBI Brussels


Macedonian, English, German, Dutch, French

Education Qualification

Ph.D. in Economics - Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, USA

M.S. in Economics - Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, USA

M.S. in Management - Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

B.S. in Economics - Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

Recent Professional Academic Experience

2018 - Present  Adjunct Professor - Brussels School of Governance (VUB), Brussels, Belgium

  • Teaching: Introduction to Statistics; Big Data

  • Research: Applications of machine learning methods in study of societal issue

2011–Present  Adjunct Professor - Webster University, Leiden, the Netherlands

  • Teaching: Applied Business Statistics; Managerial Economics (MBA courses); Applied Statistics and Research Methods; Migration, Poverty and Economic Development (graduate courses); Introduction to Statistics; Advanced Statistics; Quantitative Methods; Information Analysis; Business Spreadsheets; History of Economic Thought (undergraduate courses)

  • Research: Projects on migration as social protection, the impact of social security contributions on earnings, the relationship between non-farm employment and rural welfare in developing countries

  • Other: Chairing the Program Committee of the Department of Business & Management; Chairing the IBMS Examination Board Committee

Selected Publications & Other Achievements
  • Micevska, M. 2021. “Revisiting Forced Migration: A Machine Learning Perspective.” European Journal of Political Economy, 70, 102044.

  • Bosch, N. and Micevska Scharf, M., 2017. “Who Bears the Burden of Social Security Contributions in the Netherlands? Evidence from Dutch Administrative Data.” De Economist165(2): 205-224.

  • Micevska Scharf, M. and Rahut, D.B., 2014. “Nonfarm Employment and Rural Welfare: Evidence from the Himalayas.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(4): 1183-1197.

  • Van Dalen, H.P. and Micevska Scharf, M., 2014. “Reproductive Health Aid: A Delicate Balancing Act.” In A. Kulczycki, ed., Critical Issues in Reproductive Health, The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis, vol. 33, Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 195–213.

  • Rahut, D.B. and Micevska Scharf, M., 2012. “Nonfarm Employment and Incomes in Rural Cambodia.” Asian-Pacific Economic Literature 26(2): 54–71.

  • Rahut, D.B. and Micevska Scharf, M., 2012. “Livelihood Diversification Strategies in the Himalayas.” Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics56(4): 558–582.

  • Peters, A., Micevska Scharf, M., van Driel, F. and Jansen, W., 2010. “Where Does Public Funding for HIV Prevention Go to? The Case of Condoms versus Microbicides and Vaccines.” Globalization and Health 6:23.

  • Stark, O., Micevska, M. and Mycielski J., 2009. “Relative Poverty as a Determinant of Migration: Evidence from Poland.” Economics Letters 103(3): 119–122.

  • Micevska, M. and Rahut, D.B., 2008. “Rural Nonfarm Employment and Incomes in the Himalayas.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 57(1): 163–193.

  • Micevska, M., 2008. “The Labour Market in Macedonia: A Labour Demand Analysis.” Labour22(2): 345–368.

Beyond her academic career, Dr. Micevska is the founder and organiser of the Brussels chapter of Women in Machine Learning and Data Science (WiMLDS). She has been also actively engaged in supporting the activities of Belgian Women in Science (BeWiSe).