The Department currently hosts a European Research Council Grant. This is a major 5-year research grant, in excess of €1 million, to promote scientific excellence.
- Ádám Szeidl's project (Consolidator Grant) studies the economic implications of social networks
Botond Kőszegi's ERC project (Consolidator Grant) from 2018 to 2022 studied diverse topics in behavioral economics.
Miklós Koren's project (ERC Starting Grant) from 2012-2017 studied knowledge flows from more developed economies to Central and Eastern Europe.
In 2013-2016, László Mátyás and the Department were part of a nine-member consortium holding a European FP7 grant (COEURE - COoperation for EUropean Research in Economics) to study the state of economics research in Europe, and make proposals for future research funding mechanisms.