I’m a political economist working on the politics of social policy. I am particularly interested in the dynamics behind health inequalities and their repercussions. I am currently a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute.

I received my PhD from Central European University in September 2019. My dissertation looked at how clientelism and partisanship influenced access to healthcare in 17 Eastern and Southern E.U. member states.


  • Political Economy
  • Health Policy and Inequalities
  • Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Causal Inference in Social Sciences
  • Populism & Clientelism


  • PhD in Political Economy, 2019

    Central European University

  • MA in Political Science, 2014

    Central European University

  • BA in Political Science, 2012

    University of Bucharest



Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow

European University Institute

Sep 2020 – Aug 2022 Florence
Mentor: Ellen M. Immergut

International Research Fellow

Caucasus Research Resource Center

Jan 2020 – Mar 2020 Tbilisi
Survey Research



Visiting Professor

Ilia State University

Oct 2019 – Aug 2020 Tbilisi


  • Research Design
  • Global Political Economy
  • Public Policy and Party Politics
  • 21st Century Challenges in Global Politics

Instructor for Summer/Virtual Schools

European Consortium for Political Research

Aug 2019 – Aug 2020 Budapest


  • Introduction to R
  • Applied Regression Analysis

Teaching Assistant

Central European University

Jan 2015 – Dec 2017 Budapest
Teaching assistant for several courses in Statistics and Political Economy.