Welcome to new faculty members

September 4, 2017

Beginning with the current academic year, we are privileged to welcome 3 new faculty members to the Department of Economics and Business:


Prof. Gábor Békés

Assistant Professor, Head of MSc in Business Analytics Program

PhD from Central European University

Research focus: international economics, economic geography and applied IO.

Professor Békés is also a senior research fellow at the Institute of Economics of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (CERS-HAS) since 2005. Before joining the CERS-HAS, he was a visiting researcher at the Magyar Nemzeti Bank and worked for Lehman Brothers, an investment bank in London. Gábor is also a research affiliate at the London based Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a fellow of the Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano at the University of Milan. He is one of the founders of the Hungarian Society of Economics

Prof. Békés’s research has been published among others by the Journal of International Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics or Economic Policy and has authored blogs and commentary on VOXEU, de facto and other outlets. He has worked a lot with Bruegel.

Currently, Gábor is working on a textbook "Data Analysis for Business, Economics and Policy:  Patterns, Prediction and Causality" with Gábor Kézdi (U Michigan).

Prof. Marc Kaufmann

Assistant Professor

PhD from Harvard University

Research focus: behavioral economics, with a particular focus on education and personnel economics

Prof. Kaufmann started his PhD at the University of California, Berkley and completed it at Harvard University in 2017. Marc studies misperceptions and (mis)beliefs people have, such as how useful students perceive studying to be, how unpleasant employees believe a task becomes when they are bored, and how people (mis)plan. Thus his work involves a lot of introspection.

Prof. Arieda Muço

Assistant Professor

PhD from Stockholm School of Economics

Research focus: political and development economics, text analysis and big data

Prof. Muço completed her PhD at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2017. She was also a visiting PhD student at CEMFI, Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros from 2012 to 2014. Arieda’s research interest lies within the field of Political Economy and Development Economics. Currently, her research focuses on tools to fight corruption and inefficiency in public administrations such as motivating whistleblowers, providing information to voters, and public procurement (de)centralization.