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Faculty Spotlight: Vera Adamchik

Vera Adamchik

Associate Professor of Economics

Phone: 832-842-2965

Brazos Hall 325 (Sugar Land)


Vera Adamchik

Dr. Vera Adamchik is an associate professor of Economics in the School of Business Administration at the University of Houston-Victoria. She received her MS and PhD in Business and Economics at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Her research work has been almost exclusively centered on Labor Economics and Transition Economics. Much of her research examines the nature of the labor market, the determinants of wages and unemployment, and the economic transformation of Eastern and Central Europe.

Dr. Adamchik's research work has been published in the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Labour Economics, Economics of Transition, International Journal of Manpower, Rynek Pracy (Labor Market), and other academic journals. She has also been involved in several initiatives in transition countries and has been active as a research fellow in the Central and East European Economic Research Center (CEEERC) in Warsaw, Poland.

Dr. Adamchik has received numerous awards including an Outstanding Research Award from the Global Conference on Business and Finance. She is also a recent recipient of the 2009-2010 Enron Teaching Excellence Award.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. - Lehigh University, Business and Economics, 1999
  • M.S. - Lehigh University, Economics, 1995
  • Diploma - Academy of Management at the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, Management and Organization, 1993
  • Certificate - Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Management of the Enterprise in the Market Economy, 1992
  • Diploma - Gomel State University, Labor Economics, 1987

Courses Taught at UHV

  • BUSI 3303 - Business Statistics
  • ECON 6351 - Economics for Managers
  • ECON 6367 - Global Economics
  • QMSC 6351 - Statistics and Research Methods

Selected Research

  • Adamchik, Vera A. Brada, Joseph C King, Arthur E (2014). Are transition economy labor markets less efficient at matching workers in appropriate jobs? Transition Studies Review
  • Adamchik, Vera A. (2014). The Trade Balance and the Real Exchange Rate in Belarus: A Cointegration Approach Business Studies Journal
  • Adamchik, Vera A. Hyclak, Thomas J. (2013). The evolution of regional wage differentials in a transition economy: Evidence from Poland Global Journal of Business Research
  • Adamchik, Vera A. (2010). Concentration and Competition in the Belarusian Banking Industry: An Empirical Analysis Business Studies Journal
  • Metghalchi, Massoud, Adamchik, Vera, (2009). The Performance of the European Stock Indices The Business Review, Cambridge
  • Metghalchi, Massoud, Adamchik, Vera, (2008). The Performance of Filter Rules for the Norwegian Stock Index The Business Review, Cambridge
  • Adamchik, Vera A. King, Arthur E. (2007). Labor Market Efficiency in Poland: A Stochastic Wage Frontier Analysis International Journal of Business and Finance Research
  • Adamchik, Vera A. (2007). The Dynamics of Educational Wage Premia for Female Polish Workers Over Transition The Business Review, Cambridge
  • Adamchik, Vera A. Hyclak, Thomas J. (2006). Accumulated Human Capital, Unemployment, and Subsequent Wages The Journal of Applied Business Research

Honors and Achievements

  • 2010: Honorable Mention for the Second Annual General Business Conference at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, April 2010 - the 2010 Second Annual General Business Conference
  • 2010: The 2010 Teaching Excellence Award - University of Houston-Victoria
  • 2006: Outstanding Research Award (certificate and plaque) - Global Conference on Business and Finance
  • 2002: Research Grant - UHV