Barbara studied at Europa Universität Viadrina (Volkswirtschaft) in Frankfurt (Oder) and at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behaviour). She graduated from International Economics at the Warsaw University (2004). She has worked as a researcher in CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research, investigating the efficiency of European Social Funds in realization of its objectives in the Polish labor market.
Barbara defended her PhD on Determinants of Labor and Household Activity of Women in 2010 in the Chair of Macroeconomics and Foreign Trade Theory at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, Warsaw University.
She is particularly interested in Labor Market Economics, Social Policies, Behavioral Economics and International Trade Issues.