Margherita Gobbat is a doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics at the University of Bremen, in the team of Prof. Dr. Michael Rochlitz (Professorship of Institutional Change), as well as at the Center of Social Science (CSS) in Tbilisi, Georgia. Her PhD is jointly supervised by Michael Rochlitz and Lika Tsuladze (CSS), and financed through the ITN project “MARKETS” (https://www.markets-itn.eu). Margherita obtained a BA in Political Science at Padua University and a MA in International Comparative Relations (Eastern Europe Curriculum) at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. During her MA, Margherita had the opportunity to study and train in Kaunas (Lithuania), St Petersburg, Chișinău and Tbilisi, and participated in a European Solidarity Corps project in Sumy, Ukraine. Her research project focuses on informal economies and the construction of social norms in the former Soviet Union.