Economics and Development


January 17, 2019

In a recent study published by the International Journal of Manpower SPP's Head Martin Kahanec and recent SPP doctoral graduate Magdalena Ulceluse (now at the University of Groningen) show how the effect of employment protection legislation (EPL) on self-employment differs between natives and immigrants.

September 12, 2017

Evidence-free policy making is on the move. This is a particular challenge for the relationship between scientists and policymakers. A workshop with a high-ranked panel of scientists in Budapest engaged in policy advice and policy-making was debating this in the face of the ongoing discussion about the future of the Central European University (CEU).

May 18, 2017

In a public lecture at CEU’s School of Public Policy on May 11, George Soros Visiting Practitioner Chair Aruna Roy spoke passionately about a particularly “relevant and timely” topic: the growing restraints that even democratically elected governments in many countries are imposing on dissent these days. Although she focused her remarks on the situation in India, she noted that this was “a malaise that has spread internationally.”

May 9, 2017

Nearly 800 million people are chronically undernourished – despite the fact that we currently produce twice as much food as we need to feed the world’s population. The problem, according to George Soros Visiting Chair Carmen Gonzalez, is one of distribution and waste, not production. During a public lecture at the CEU School of Public Policy on April 26, Gonzalez explored “the three crises” related to food and agriculture: food security, agro-biodiversity, and climate change.


Professor of Comparative Politics
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Professor of Practice
Director of the Applied Policy Project