The Shattuck Center participates in the Human Forum

January 18, 2024

CEU’s Shattuck Center participated in the Human Forum in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, on November 28th – 30th, 2023. Initiated by the civic platform NOT IN OUR TOWN in Banská Bystrica, the Human Forum attracts hundreds of civil society organizations, activists, politicians, businesspeople, and academics who each year come together to discuss topics of Human Rights, participation, mobilization, democracy, and civil society in Slovakia, Central and Eastern Europe, and beyond.

Mihaly Fazekas publishes paper in Public Choice

November 13, 2023

DPP Associate Professor Mihály Fazekas published a paper in Public Choice, co-authored with Emmanuel Wittberg. The article looks at whether corruption risks in public procurement impact the profitability of firms in the Swedish construction industry. Unlike previous studies linking corruption and firm performance in high corruption risk environments, the authors look at Sweden which is known to be clean.

Felix Butzlaff discusses the rise of right-wing populism with Robert Misik and Tanja Wehsely at Theater Arche

October 19, 2023

On Tuesday, Oct 17th, DPP’s Felix Butzlaff took part in a panel on the rise of right-wing populism and the demise of traditional Social Democracy at Theater Arche in Vienna. The event took place after a play which brought Robert Misik’s political essay on “The false friends of the ordinary people” to the stage.

Evelyne Hübscher publishes new paper in Comparative Political Studies

October 17, 2023

DPP Associate Professor Evelyne Hübsches has published a co-authored paper in Comparaive Political Studies. The main question of the article is the following: how do voters judge IMF interventions?  Together with Thomas Sattler and Markus Wagner, she finds that voters often see IMF interventions more positively than generally assumed. Survey experiments conducted in four European crisis countries show that interventions by the IMF increase the public support for unpopular policies, such as fiscal adjustments.

DPP PhD Student Daniel Muth publishes article in Ecologial Economics

September 29, 2023

DPP PhD Student Daniel Muth has published a new article in the journal Ecological Economics. In his research, he analyzes carbon pricing stringency from a novel perspective. These climate policies, which could prove pivotal to combatting global warming, have many political economy challenges to overcome.