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I am  a PhD candidate at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. In my dissertation, I analyse different trajectories of economic and financial policymaking following the financial crisis in East Central Europe. More specifically, I am interested in the role of development finance institutions, such as promotional banks, as re-emerging instruments of state intervention in financial markets, and the institutional differences that emerged in different countries over recent years.

My research interests more generally include the politics of bank ownership, economic development and policymaking in East Central Europe, the causes and consequences of (state) financialisation, as well the reaction to the economic fallout of the  Covid-19 pandemic  in different domestic contexts as well as on the EU-level. My recent research on bank ownership changes in Hungary in the 2010s has been published in East European Politics

I hold a Master’s degree in Political Science from Central European University and a Bachelor in Political Science and Economics from the University of Bremen, with an exchange at Corvinus University in Budapest.