Svetlana Pashchenko is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She was previously a Lecturer at the University of Surrey and an Assistant Professor at Uppsala Universitet. She is a macroeconomist with an interest in insurance markets and public policy analysis. Pashchenko is particularly interested in the interactions between private insurance, self-insurance and social insurance. Her recent research focuses on the health insurance market and the market for private annuities in the US.