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.