Ábel Bojár is an economist and political scientist. He completed his studies at Cornell University (Bachelor’s) and the London School of Economics (Master’s and PHD). His research focused on the politics of budgets and austerity packages, voter behavior, social movements and the EU decision-making mechanisms during the refugee crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic. During his research, he primarily employed quantitative methods - i.e. time series and panel analysis, statistical analysis of questionnaire data, “text as data” media analysis methods. He defended his doctorate in 2014, after which he taught Political Economy for 3 years at the London School of Economics and then spent 4 years in postdoctoral positions at EUI University in Florence as part of two ERC grants.

In his spare time, he enjoys sports - running, gym, tennis, squash -, he plays bridge competitively, loves to go to the theater and reads world literature. His next travel destination is South America.