I am currently a senior research fellow and head of the Education and Labour Economics research unit at the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA KRTK) and an associate professor at the Economics Department of the Eötvös Loránd University Budapest (ELTEcon). 

While doing research, I want to understand why someone is more successful in her/his education career than others.

While teaching, I want to make them more successful in their education career. 

In the past, I have added pieces of knowledge to the inequality of education (tracking, early selection, vocational training, peer effects) literature, and I have also done some thinking and writing on performance measurement issues, school-to-work transition, and gender-related topics.

Currently, the most interesting things I do, concern non-cognitive skills and school-outcomes. (For instance, we measure the patience, risk aversion, competitiveness, trust, and altruism of students using incentivized laboratory experiments and look at how these traits correlate with their educational success measures - test scores, grades etc.)

In order to be here, where I am today, I had to gain a habilitation in sociology in 2017; an MA and a PhD in political science from the Central European University; and an MSc in economics from the University of Economics, Budapest. I have also gained invaluable experience as a Max Weber post-doctoral fellow at the European University Institute and as a visiting doctoral fellow at the Mannheimer Zentrum für Europaeische Sozialforschung. Between 2016 and 2018 I was acting as the project coordinator for the Horizon 2020 Twinning Project EdEN.

You might also get e-mails from me if you submit your work to the European Sociological Review.