Balázs Váradi

partner, senior researcher
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Areas of expertise

political economy, public choice, institutional economics, public policy analysis, public policy of education

Work experience
  • Co-founder and partner of the Budapest Institute for Policy Analysis (Since 2008 September)
  • Research Fellow, Economics Department, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary  (2008-)
  • Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister of Hungary on health care, education reform and selected economic issues (2007-2008)
  • Resident International Scholar, Dept. of Political Science, Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia (2005-2006)
  • Co-owner and Manager, Company for Economic Strategy and Analysis, Budapest (1999-2006)
  • Assistant Professor (before 2001, Instructor), Department of Political Science, Central European University, Budapest (1999-2005)
  • Managed and carried out projects for the World Bank, diverse non-profits and the Hungarian and Georgian governments concerning Education Policy
  • Research Fellow (before 2001, Junior Research Fellow), Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1992-2002)
  • Yale University, Ph.D. in Economics (“Essays in the Economics of Education and Non-Profits”)
  • Budapest (at present: Corvinus) University of Economics, BA and MA in Mathematical Economics
Other, personal

Fluent in English, German, good French and Russian