Welcome! I finished my Ph.D. in the Political Economy and Government program at Harvard University in May 2015. I was also a graduate affiliate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Please find my CV here. I work full-time as an economist on Facebook's Core Data Science team.
I am a quantitative social scientist with broad interests. I am particularly interested in applying the toolkit of economics to important and interesting questions such as social interactions, conflict, cross-country perceptions, and the evolution of institutions (e.g. democratization, liberalization) in an international context. Most of my research considers the impact of culture and identity on global processes.
My dissertation, supported by the Weatherhead Center's Samuel Huntington Fellowship, analyzes shared identity as a source of conflict. I use state-of-the-art methodology on both the theoretical side (game theory, bargaining theory, network economics), and the empirical side (regression analysis, machine learning, text analysis), which I complement with historical case studies. Read more about my project on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog as it applies to the Ukraine-Russia conflict and the Hong Kong protests. Here is the version of my argument I presented at the APSA Annual Meeting in 2014.
Before coming to Harvard, I had earned a degree in Macroeconomics from Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungary.