I am currently an Associate Professor at Central European University, Budapest. I have received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. My broad research interests include political economy, industrial relations, welfare state policies, and redistribution. In my recent research, I have been specializing on the interrelations between labor market status and socio-economic inequalities. My previous research focuses on analysis of skill formation, skill distribution, and their relation to individual policy preferences across countries and over time. I am also involved in research projects examining the transformation of social protection regimes in several transition countries.