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Carolyn Ann Kadas

Professoressa a contratto

Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali

Curriculum vitae

Carolyn Ann Kadas

Current Position

Adjunct professor at the University of Bologna since 2004, teaching in the School of Political Science’s Masters programs in International Politics and Economics, and Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES).

Adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins School of International Studies, Master's in Global Risk program, Bologna.


MA (1989) in Russian and East European Studies, University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, Seattle, Washington USA. BA (1983) in International Affairs and German (double major), Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, USA. Recipient of Fulbright Scholarship (1989-90) for a year’s study in Budapest, Hungary.

Academic teaching

Since 2004 teach the MA course “Economics of Transition in Central Europe” at the University of Bologna’s School of Political Science, MIREES program. Since 2013 also teach a second module, “Economics of Transition in Southeast Europe” at MIREES.

Since 2004 teach annual 1-day workshop on economic transition in Eastern Europe for University of Bologna's MIEX program. 

Since 2019 teach workshops on emerging market risk and an on-line course on Russia and central and eastern Europe at Johns Hopkins School of International Studies, Master's in Global Risk program, Bologna. 

From 2015-2017 at University of Bologna’s School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpreting and Translation, taught translation course (Italian to English) specializing in economics/business texts.

Other work experience

In Italy: since 2001 free-lance editor of English academic texts and translator from Italian to English. From 1997 to 2009 conducted research for the Economist Intelligence Unit on a free-lance basis. From 2009 to 2018 conducted research for and revised economic reports on emerging markets for CEEMEA Business Group, Vienna, Austria.

In Austria: 1993-1996 Journalist and market researcher for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), East European bureau, Vienna, Austria. Wrote articles on economics and business in Hungary for EIU publications, conducted custom market research and carried out presentations and conferences on East European countries for multinational clients.


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