political economy

PERG is 10! Some pictures of our recent anniversary panels.

The Political Economy Research Group turned ten! Difficult circumstances did not keep us from celebrating the occasion! Below, we share some pictures of our activities at the CEU Annual Doctoral Conference 2017 and beyond.




Zbigniew Truchlewski of PERG successfully defended his dissertation!

We congratulate our colleague Zbigniew Truchlewski for successfully defending his dissertation

"The Social Sources of Austerity - The Politics of Fiscal Consolidations in the UK and France, 1978-2014"


Ph.D. candidate

Bastian is a PhD Candidate at the Doctoral School for Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations (Political Economy track). His research interests are in political economy, development, and inequality, with a focus on quantitative methods.
Bastian completed a Master’s degree with honors at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy (Erfurt University), and earlier received a Master's degree in Business Administration -with majors in behavioral economics and foreign trade- from Saarland University.
Before joining CEU, Bastian worked as a researcher at the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn. He gathered further expertise working for the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in the Philippines, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in Washington, D.C., and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) at Sussex University.

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