I am currently a senior research fellow at the Institute of Economics of the Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA KRTK) and an associate professor at the Economics Department of the Eötvös Lóránd University Budapest (ELTEcon). Between 2016 and 2018 I am acting as the project coordinator for the Horizon 2020 Twinning Project EdEN.

My research focuses on the effectiveness and inequality of education systems, effects of institutions (especially early selection and vocational training), and performance measurement issues in education. I have also done research on school-to-work transition and gender-related topics.

Currently, my research has shifted towards the effect of preferences (or non-cognitive skills/personality traits) on school-outcomes and social inequalities in this relation.

I have gained my habilitation in sociology in 2017. I have a Ph.D. in political science from the Central European University in 2010. I hold an MA in political science from the same university and an MSc in economics from the University of Economics, Budapest (now Corvinus University). I was a Max Weber post-doctoral fellow for the 2012-2013 academic year at the European University Institute and a visiting doctoral fellow at the Mannheimer Zentrum für Europaeische Sozialforschung in 2007. From 2018 I act as associate-editor for the European Sociological Review.