I am currently the appointed director of the Institute of Economics and head of the Education and Labour Economics research unit at the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (KRTK). I am also affiliated with 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.