The Department hosts three European Research Council Grants. These are major 5-year research grants, each 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 project (Consolidator Grant) studies diverse topics in behavioral economics
- Miklós Koren's project (Starting Grant) studies 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.