Hi, I am Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Public Policy, Central European University Budapest where I teach courses on methodology, political economy and development. My publications straddle political science, sociology and economics. I have written journal articles (e.g. Public Choice, JEPP, EUP, and JCMS) on issues of tax policy, social and labor market policies, and fiscal federalism. My monograph “Taxing the Working Poor” (Edward Elgar 2009) deals with the political and economic tradeoffs between redistribution and job incentives for poor workers. I also have gathered experience as a consultant to the German parliament, the German Society for Technical Cooperation (former GTZ, now GIZ) and the European Investment Bank.
My research interests are
- Welfare State and Tax Policies
- Theories and Methods of Political Economy
- International Development, Poverty and Inequality
Currently I am working on issues of welfare state reforms, microcapital and the political instability of welfare states in Latin America.