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Horn, Daniel

Director/Associate Professor

Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences/Eötvös Lóránd University Budapest, Hungary



Max Weber alumnus

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Cohort(s): 2012/2013

Ph.D. Institution

Central European University, Hungary


My research interests are in social stratification, labour market inequality and education. My main research concerns the causal effects of educational institutions on inequality.
My doctoral thesis, Essays on educational institutions and inequality of opportunity, looked at the political reasons behind the evolution of a highly selective education system in Hungary. I also studied the impact of this selective system on inequality of opportunity.
I hold an M.Sc. in Economics (2002) from the Corvinus University, an M.A. (2004) and a Ph.D. (2010, magna cum laude) in Political Science from the Central European University.
I have been a Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 2008 and a part time Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTEcon) since 2010.
I have taught two years of undergraduate microeconomics at ELTEcon, two years of a self-designed economics of education course at the Rajk College of the Corvinus University, and some years of introduction to economics, introduction to STATA and statistics at various other places.
As a Max Weber Fellow I intend to further pursue the analysis of institutions and their effects on inequality of opportunity. My plan is to find some exemplary cases where major educational policy reforms have taken place, and look at their effects on inequality.
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