Central european university
The Department of Economics trains future economists from various regions of the world, and enables them to
apply the tools of modern analysis to the problems that different types of economies face. It provides students
with an understanding of market functions and the role of the state in an economy relying predominantly on
market allocation. Rigorous coursework includes standard economic theory (microeconomics, macroeconomics,
mathematical economics, and econometrics), as well as many applied fields (institutional economics, labor
economics, public finance, money and banking, industrial organization and experimental economics). The
department now offers, in collaboration with the Department of Legal Studies, a joint degree: the Master of
Arts in Economic and Legal Studies (for students with a background in economics).
The student/faculty ratio for the Department of Economics is 8:1.
Selected Areas of Research
Research areas for the Department of Economics include: international business cycles; international
macroeconomics; applied econometrics; labor economics; corporate governance; pension economics;
econometrics of panel data; institutional economics; economics of regulation; European integration;
For a list of department faculty visit: http://www.ceu.hu/econ/economic/faculty.html
Established at CEU in 1994, the Labor Project conducts academic and policy-relevant research on labor markets
and other applied microeconomic issues in Central and Eastern Europe.
Budapest Economic Seminar Series (BESS)
Since 1998, the Budapest Economic Seminar Series (BESS) has held workshops and sponsored discussions with
some of the leading economists from the region and abroad. This ongoing series provides students with a unique
opportunity to learn about relevant economic issues and discuss contemporary research.
Central European Graduate Program in International and Institutional Economics (CEEPUS)
This joint exchange p