Professor Martin Kahanec appointed as SPP Acting Dean

September 1, 2020

SPP welcomes Professor Martin Kahanec as the Acting Dean of SPP for a one-year term as of August 1st, 2020. He takes over the role from Professor Diane Stone

Martin Kahanec joined CEU in 2010 and is a Professor and former Acting Dean (2017-2019) of the School of Public Policy. In that role he oversaw the preparation for the transition of SPP to its new home in Vienna and will now be responsible for establishing the School in Austria during its first full year of instruction on CEU’s Vienna campus.

Martin Kahanec is a member of the national COVID-19 Economic Crisis Management Council at the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic and member of the Scientific Board of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic. He is an elected member of Academia Europaea, the European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences and a former president of the Slovak Economic Association (2016-2018).

His main research interests are labor and population economics, migration, EU mobility, ethnicity, and reforms in European labor markets. Martin Kahanec has published in peer-reviewed academic journals, contributed chapters in collected volumes including the Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality and the International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, and he has edited several scientific book volumes and journal special issues.

Martin Kahanec is an associate editor of the International Journal of Manpower; editorial board member of the Journal of European Social Policy; founding managing editor of the IZA Journal of European Labor Studies (2012-2016, included in Scopus under Kahanec's editorship); and former member of the editorial board of Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research.

Martin Kahanec has held several advisory positions and leading roles in a number of scientific and policy projects with the World Bank, the European Commission, European Parliament, European Court of Auditors, OECD, and other international and national institutions.

SPP thanks Prof. Stone for her service to the School and the CEU Community and wishes her well in all her future endeavors!