EPL affects immigrant and native self-employment differently, SPP researchers show

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.

Rent extraction, revolutionary threat, and coups in non-democracies

December 7, 2018

In a recent article published in the Journal of Comparative Economics, Michael Dorsch provides a novel political economic explanation for political turnover in non-democracies, where one tyrant is typically replaced by another tyrant.  He considers coup d'État as a means for the political elite to pre-empt revolution against a dictator who's ruining the economy.

SPP's Head Martin Kahanec gives a talk on "The Global Migration Challenge: Lessons from Europe" at the CEU-Berkeley joint symposium Borders, Borderlands, and Migration

September 11, 2018

SPP's Head Martin Kahanec gives a talk on The Global Migration Challenge: Lessons from Europe, at the CEU-Berkeley joint symposium Borders, Borderlands, and Migration on September 11th, 2018.

SPP Head Martin Kahanec Welcomes a New Cohort

September 3, 2018

It is the beginning of a new academic year again, and we are thrilled to welcome a new cohort of motivated students from all corners of the world as well as new faculty members to join the SPP team!

SPP students represent diverse disciplinary and professional backgrounds, with the aims to learn to analyze, understand and tackle contemporary policy challenges. We wish them a great Academic Year, full of inspiration, fulfilled aspirations, and - besides all serious work – with tons of fun doing it all!

The School of Public Policy celebrates this 2018 Commencement!

August 13, 2018

Central European University’s 27th graduation ceremony took place at MUPA, the Budapest Palace of Arts, on the 22nd of June 2018. The event was a celebratory chapter for all CEU students to conclude the 2017/2018 academic year. For the School of Public Policy we congratulate all the graduates of the Master’s in Public Administration, Public Policy and Public Policy Erasmus Mundus Master’s Program, an ensemble of students coming from the US to India, from Georgia to Germany, to make up a total of 33 countries.