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CELSI Management

Marta Kahancová, PhD.
Founder and Managing Director
CELSI Bratislava
Research areas
Work and organizations; Business and society

marta.kahancova@celsi.sk


Martin Kahanec, PhD.
Founder and Scientific Director
Professor at CEU Budapest, Bruegel, UEBA, GLO
Research areas
Labour markets and institutions Ethnicity and migration

martin.kahanec@celsi.sk

Publications
CELSI Frontiers Seminar: The political unrest in Ukraine: Socio-economic causes and individual responses
The Guardian reports on Martin Kahanec's paper: No 'welfare migration' in the EU
Martin Kahanec komentoval zmeny v Zákone o službách nezamestnanosti
Kahanec's new journal article on how migration may reduce inequality
Kahanec's new journal article on working hours of immigrants in Germany
Príčinou nárastu nerovností na Slovensku bol najmä nárast príjmov u vybraných skupín obyvateľstva, zatiaľ čo iným skupinám príjmy rástli pomalšie. Najviac rástli príjmy vysokoškolsky vzdelaným ľuďom a
An article co-authored by Martin Kahanec on pitfalls of immigrant inclusion into welfare published in the International Journal of Manpower
Analýza: Berú Slováci prácu Nemcom?
Press Release: Children, education pays off!
Forthcoming article in Transfer on youth unemployment by Kahanec and Fabo
CELSI's research results quoted in the daily Hospodarske noviny
Martin Kahanec quoted by German Wirtschafts Woche
Press release "Young migrants from new EU member states: Why they want to leave, and do they want to come back?"
Press Release: Welfare benefits no magnet for migrants, research confirms
Press Release: Inequalities have significantly deepened in Slovakia
Martin Kahanec live on BBC World News: Migrants do not respond to welfare generosity
An article co-authored by Martin Kahanec debunking the welfare magnet hypothesis published in the International Journal of Manpower
Political Economy of Immigration in Germany: Attitudes and Citizenship Aspiration
Migration, Ethnicity and Identity in Host Labor Markets (Journal Special Issue)
Martin Kahanec's new research report on Roma inclusion
Martin Kahanec to cooperate on research report on integration of minorities
Austria and Germany have punished themselves
Austria and Germany should not fear immigration
Does Slovakia want integration of the Roma people?
The Russian-Ukrainian Political Divide
Čo má spoločné Kuzminová s narkobarónmi?
Social Determinants of Labor Market Status of Ethnic Minorities in Britain
Migration to U.K. rising, data show
We will measure also students' salaries soon...
Labor Market Outcomes of Immigrants and Non-Citizens in the EU: An East-West Comparison
The labor market can be saved by immigrants and the Roma
Little music for little money
Prosperita Slovenska: bez vedy a vzdelania to nepôjde
Don’t we want to travel like the Turks?
A new study on lessons from European mobility authored by Martin Kahanec now published by the World Bank
Ethnic Competition and Specialization
Prečo sú univerzity nekvalitné
Martin Kahanec commented on youth unemployment in Slovakia
Martin Kahanec took part in Slovak Television debate: Europe needs immigrants
CELSI Researchers co-author a research report on social protection rights
Press Release: Gender Pay Gap in Journalism all over the World (Slovak language)
Kahanec and Kureková contribute to The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, Wiley-Blackwell
EC: The 'Study on Active Inclusion of Migrants' with Martin Kahanec as a lead author out now
Article on the welfare magnet myth by Martin Kahanec covered by Handelsblatt, Focus among others
Forthcoming article on unemployment benefits and immigration by Martin Kahanec
Martin Kahanec quoted by daily SME
Martin Kahanec for Businessweek, Bloomberg: Public works do not help to transit into regular employment
Martin Kahanec for Hospodárske noviny: Decreasing real wages mark labor market flexibility
Martin Kahanec's book about ethnic diversity in European labor markets out now
Forthcoming article on ethnic job-search strategies by Martin Kahanec
Martin Kahanec for Slovak spectator: "Ageing of population is a serious problem"
Martin Kahanec's academic article to appear as a lead article in Economics of Transition
Martin Kahanec quoted by daily Pravda
Invited op-ed by Martin Kahanec in daily SME: Come back our golden boys - and girls!
CELSI in The Slovak Spectators
How will opening of markets by Germany and Austria affect Slovak migration?
International Migration, Ethnicity and Economic Inequality
High-Skilled Immigration Policy in Europe
EU Labor Markets after Post-Enlargement Migration
Influx of immigrants is 'without precedent'
Lorem ipsun
Lorem ipsun
IZA World of Labor article by Martin Kahanec: Roma integration in European labor markets
Kahanec's article on Labor Market Impacts of Post-Enlargement Migration on Hosts and Stayers in EU Labor Marke forthcoming in Transfer
Martin Kahanec for BBC: Hungarian national labor plan is a 'lemon'
Kahanec and Fertig project potential flows to the EU from Ukraine, Croatia and other eastern neighbors
Martin Kahanec's article "Labour market impacts of post-enlargement migration on hosts and stayers in EU labour markets" published in Transfer Special Issue
Kahanec and Zimmerman publish new book "Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession"
Tlačová správa: Ženy a mladí ľudia bez vzdelania sú na trhu práce takmer bez šance
CELSI's study for the European Parliament's Policy Department for Economic and Scientific Policy has been published
New publication by Kahanec and Fabo: "Can a voluntary web survey be useful beyond explorative research? "
An article co-authored by M. Kahanec, M. Guzi and L. Mýtna Kureková "How Immigration Grease Is Affected by Economic, Institutional, and Policy Contexts: Evidence from EU Labor Markets"
Martin Kahanec published a new book chapters "A Sustainable Immigration Policy for the EU" and “EU Mobility”
An article co-authored by Kahanec and Guzi "How Immigrants Helped EU Labor Markets to Adjust during the Great Recession" published in the International Journal of Manpower

CELSI Team

Martin Guzi, PhD.
Researcher
CERGE-EI and Comenius University
Research areas
Work Migration Labour Market Integration Economics of Happiness Social Security and Unemployment Income Adequacy Living Wage

martin.guzi@celsi.sk


Barbora Holubová, PhD.
Researcher
Research areas
Social Sciences Research Infrastructures, Employment and Social Policies, Social Dialogue, Collective Bargaining, Social and Gender Inequalities, Adverse Social Behaviour

barbora.holubova@celsi.sk


Jakub Kostolný
Researcher
Research areas
Data Analysis, Data Management

jakub.kostolny@celsi.sk


Lucia Kováčová
Researcher
Research areas
Employment and social policies, social dialogue, employment and ethnicity

lucia.kovacova@celsi.sk


Monika Lichá
Research Assistant

monika.licha@celsi.sk


Monika Martišková
Researcher
Research areas
Industrial relations, Employment policies, Social dialogue, Collective bargaining

monika.martiskova@celsi.sk


Tibor T Meszmann, PhD.
Research Fellow
Research areas
Collective bargaining in the Hungarian metal sectors, employment forms and policies, trade unionism and labour movements, the role of temporary agencies in the labour market, labour migration from cross-border regions

tibor.meszmann@celsi.sk


Mária Sedláková
Researcher
Research areas
Industrial relations, employment policies, social dialogue, collective bargaining

maria.sedlakova@celsi.sk


Adam Šumichrast
Junior Researcher
Research areas
Labor and social history Trade unionism and labor movements Collective bargaining and social dialogue Industrial unrest

adam.sumichrast@celsi.sk


Gábor Szüdi, PhD.
Researcher
Research areas
Social inequalities, Research and innovation policies, Innovative solutions in public services

gabor.szudi@celsi.sk


Research Fellows

Daniela Andrén
Research Fellow
Örebro University, Örebro
Research areas
Labor markets and institutions Social insurance Policy evaluation Health Economics

Daniela.Andren@oru.se


Sabina Avdagic
Research Fellow
University of Sussex, Brighton
Research areas
Comparative political economy Comparative labour relations and welfare states Institutional analysis Research design and methodology

S.Avdagic@sussex.ac.uk


Anna Baranowska-Rataj
Research Fellow
Research areas
youth labor market integration, female labour supply, fertility consequences

anna.baranowska@soc.umu.se


Ansgar Belke
Research Fellow
the University of Duisburg-Essen
Research areas
international macroeconomics, monetary economics, European integration and applied econometrics

Ansbel@aol.com


Rolf Bergs
Research Fellow
Policy Research & Consultancy(PRAC) Partnership Co.
Research areas
European regional policy, real convergence and integration of markets, cross-border spatial development

RolfB@prac.de


Magdalena Bernaciak
Research Fellow
European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), Brussels
Research areas
Political economy of EU eastern enlargement Industrial relations in Central-Eastern Europe Transnational relations among trade unions

mbernaciak@etui.org


Katharina Bluhm
Research Fellow
Freien Universität Berlin, Berlin
Research areas
Varieties of Capitalism and Labour Relations in Central and Eastern Europe Economic Elites in International Comparison Corporate Social Responsibility and Cohesion SME in East-West Comparison

katharina.bluhm@fu-berlin.de


Dorothee Bohle
Research Fellow
Central European University, Budapest
Research areas
Labour markets and institutions


J. David Brown
Research Fellow
Research areas
Firm- and worker-level effects of public policies, privatization, productivity, immigration

J.David.Brown@census.gov


Sebastian Buhai
Research Fellow
Aarhus University, Aarhus
Research areas
Labor Economics Microeconometrics Real Options Personnel Economics Economics of Education Social Networks Empirical Industrial Organization

sbuhai@gmail.com


Ayse Caglar
Research Fellow
University Wien, Wien
Research areas
Globalization and transnationalization processes Migration, urban restructuring and migrants Cultural industries Transnational legal spaces, citizenship Roma in Europe European cultural policies, immigrant cultural production and cultural industries

caglara@ceu.hu


Juan Carlos Cuestas
Research Fellow
Research areas
European integration, unemployment dynamics and structural change, debt

juan.carlos.cuestas@eestipank.ee


Jan Czarzasty
Research Fellow
Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Warsaw
Research areas
Industrial relations Social dialogue Organisational culture

jczarz@sgh.waw.pl


Stefan Domonkos
Research Fellow
Mannheim University, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES)
Research areas
Ageing Pension policy Political economy

stefan.domonkos@mzes.uni-mannheim.de


Jan Drahokoupil
Research Fellow
European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), Brussels
Research areas
Comparative Political Economy Labour markets and institutions Welfare State Public policy Comparative Politics

jan.drahokoupil@gmail.com


Raul Eamets
Research Fellow
University of Tartu, Tartu
Research areas
Labour market flows , flexibility, policies Education and labour markets Employment and unemployment in Estonia During transition Hidden labour market (incl. hidden unemployment)

Raul.Eamets@ut.ee


John Earle
Research Fellow
Central European University, Budapest
Research areas
Firm-level and worker-level effects of public policies Political economy Firm performance Privatization and corporate governance

earlej@ceu.hu


Brian Fabo
Research Fellow
Central European University, Budapest
Research areas
web data, jobs and skills

fabobrian@gmail.com


Olena Fedyuk
Research Fellow
Central European University, Budapest
Research areas
Transnational migration Legitimacy of the borders Indigenous peoples; claim-making and place-making within and beyond nation-states

FedyukO@ceu.hu


Jan Fidrmuc
Research Fellow
Brunel University, London
Research areas
Political economy Migration Labor-market institutions (especially minimum wage rules) Marriage market

jan.fidrmuc@brunel.ac.uk


Carola Frege
Research Fellow
London School of Economics, London
Research areas
Comparative employment relations Trade unions Industrial democracy Migration and racism

c.m.frege@lse.ac.uk


Teresa García-Muñoz
Research Fellow
University of Granada
Research areas
happiness, subjective wellbeing, subjective health, migration, and economics of religion

tgarciam@ugr.es


Marek Góra
Research Fellow
Warsaw School of Economics, Warszawa
Research areas
Pension economics, pension reforms Labour economics Macroeconomics Economic and social policy

marek.gora321@gmail.com


Béla Greskovits
Research Fellow
Central European University, Budapest
Research areas
Political and social impact of leading transnational industries in Eastern Europe Politics of enlargement of the Eurozone Democratization South American and Eastern European political and economic development, economic ideologies, politics of policy making

greskovi@ceu.hu


Igor Guardiancich
Research Fellow
University of Southern Denmark
Research areas
European social policy, pensions, Central and Eastern European welfare states, varieties of capitalism, political economy of transition

igor.guardiancich@eui.eu • igor.guardiancich@gmail.com • igu@sam.sdu.dk


Ágnes Hárs
Research Fellow
KOPINT-TARKI Economic Research Institute Ltd, Budapest
Research areas
Labour Economics Economics of Migration Regional Economics Economics of Shortage

agnes.hars@kopint-tarki.hu


Mihails Hazans
Research Fellow
University of Latvia, Riga
Research areas
Migration, commuting Economics of education Ethnic minorities Labour supply Determinants of earnings Active labour market policies Informal employment

mihazan@lanet.lv


Marek Hlaváč
Research Fellow
Harvard University, Cambridge
Research areas
labor markets and institutions, political economy of redistribution, comparative political economy

hlavac@fas.harvard.edu


Jana Javornik
Research Fellow
Research areas
welfare state, comparative social and public policy (focus on work-family policy), female labour supply and parental employment, work-family reconciliation, employers’ initiatives, gender inequalities, people's lived experiences; sustainability, equalities and social justice as cross-cutting themes

j.javornik@leeds.ac.uk


Štěpán Jurajda
Research Fellow
CERGE-EI, Prague
Research areas
International wage comparisons Gender differences on the labour market and in education Order effects

stepan.jurajda@cerge-ei.cz


Arunas Juska
Research Fellow
East Carolina University in Greenville, USA
Research areas
Baltic states Post-socialist politics and labor policies Crime and policing Rural development Community organizing

juskaa@ecu.edu


Peter Katuščák
Research Fellow
CERGE-EI, Prague
Research areas
Experimental economics Effect of taxes on labor supply and labor contracts

Peter.Katuscak@cerge-ei.cz


Martin Krzywdzinski
Research Fellow
Berlin Social Research Center (WZB), Berlin
Research areas
Labor relations International division of labor Multinational companies Emerging economies

martin.krzywdzinski@wzb.eu


Jaan Masso
Research Fellow
University of Tartu, Tartu
Research areas
Earnings inequality Labour demand Labour market institutions

Jaan.Masso@mtk.ut.ee


Guglielmo Meardi
Research Fellow
University of Warwick, Coventry
Research areas
Migration Multinational companies Comparative industrial relations

Guglielmo.Meardi@wbs.ac.uk


Michael Moritz
Research Fellow
IAB – Institute for Employment Research
Research areas
Economic integration, Regional labour markets, Border region studies

Michael.Moritz@iab.de


Adam Mrozowicki
Research Fellow
University of Wrocław, Wrocław
Research areas
Comparative industrial relations in the Central and Eastern Europe Trade union revitalisation and Trade union organising

mrozowicki@gmail.com


Martin Myant
Research Fellow
University of the West of Scotland
Research areas
Economic transformation in East-Central Europe Employment relations Trade unions

martin.myant@uws.ac.uk


Lucia Mýtna Kureková, PhD.
Research Fellow
Slovak Governance Institute, Bratislava
Research areas
Labor Migration and Labor Markets Employment and ethnicity

lucia.kurekova@celsi.sk


Shoshana Neuman
Research Fellow
Department of Economics at Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
Research areas
Migration; Labor Markets: segregation, discrimination, job quality, gender/ethnic/migrant-native differences; Health Economics; Older Populations in Europe; Low-Employability Populations - Policies for integration into the labor market

shoshana.neuman@biu.ac.il


Milena Nikolova
Research Fellow
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Research areas
subjective well-being, job quality, migration, civil society and nonprofits, transition economies

nikolova@iza.org


Elena Nikolova
Research Fellow
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Research areas
Political economy, migration, entrepreneurship, politics and economics of transition

nikolova.ele@gmail.com


David Ost
Research Fellow
Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York
Research areas
Labor Studies Class analysis Political economy Democratization

ost@hws.edu


Filip Pertold
Research Fellow
Aarhus University, Aarhus
Research areas
Personnel, Labour and Health Economics Sickness Absenteeism Social Interactions and Health Outcomes Policy Evaluation Labor Supply of Older Workers

filip.pertold@cerge-ei.cz


Mariola Pytlikova
Research Fellow
Aarhus University, Aarhus
Research areas
Labour Economics International Migration Workforce Diversity Wage Structures and Labour Market Dynamics Gender Wage Gap Earnings Inequality Industrial Organizations

Marp@asb.dk


Monica Roman
Research Fellow
Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Research areas
Economics of international migration Labor and demographic economics Regional studies and transition economies Public policy evaluation

monica.roman@csie.ase.ro


Dumitru Sandu
Research Fellow
University of Bucharest, Bucharest
Research areas
Migration Community and Regional Development State of mind sociology (life satisfaction, optimism, trust) European integration and identification

dumitru.sandu@gmail.com


Elizardo Scarpati Costa
Research Fellow
Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil
Research areas
Sociology of work, Labor markets, collective bargaining; Social classes; Labor law; work in Latin American countries

eliscarpati@hotmail.com


Zuzana Siebertová
Research Fellow
Council for Budget Responsibility
Research areas
Labour markets, Tax and transfer system reforms, Microeconometrics, Microsimulations

siebertova@rrz.sk


Miroslav Stanojević
Research Fellow
University of Ljubljana
Research areas
Industrial relations (broad definition)

Miroslav.Stanojevic@fdv.uni-lj.si


Max Friedrich Steinhardt
Research Fellow
Hamburg Institute of International Economics, Hamburg
Research areas
Economics of migration Labour economics Applied microeconometrics Regional economics Political economy

steinhardt@hwwi.org


Jan Švejnar
Research Fellow
Columbia University, New York
Research areas
Economic development and transition Labor economics Behavior of the firm

js4085@columbia.edu


Aleksandra Sznajder Lee
Research Fellow
University of Richmond, Richmond
Research areas
Comparative politics Work and organizations Business and society


Vera Trapmann
Research Fellow
Osnabrück University, Osnabrück
Research areas
Labour Markets and Institutions Work and Organizations Business and Society


Aurora Trif
Research Fellow
Dublin City University Business School, Dublin
Research areas
Political economy of public sector employment Comparative industrial relations Comparative welfare state research

aurora.trif@dcu.ie


Ganna (Hanna) Vakhitova
Research Fellow
Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine
Research areas
Labour migration and it's skills dimension Remittances and spending by left behind Migration, remittances and development Education and skills Private employment agencies and their role in migration Migration and occupation mobility Social policy and poverty reduction Impact evaluation

vakhitova@kse.org.ua


Pieter Vanhuysse
Research Fellow
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna
Research areas
Theory and politics of welfare states Political sociology and political economy of public policies Central and Eastern European policy pathways Comparative human capital politics and social investment policies Comparative welfare regime models and varieties of democratic capitalism in Western and Eastern Europe The political and policy aspects of generational conflict and population aging

vanhuysse@euro.centre.org


Mihai Varga
Research Fellow
European University Institute, Florence
Research areas
Patterns of working-class mobilization and organization in post-communist countries

Mihai.Varga@eui.eu


Alessandra Venturini
Research Fellow
University of Turin, Turin
Research areas
Effects of migration Foreigners’ assimilation in the destination country Remittances and high skilled migration in sending countries Circular and irregular migration

alessandra.venturini@unito.it


Jelle Visser
Research Fellow
AIAS, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Research areas
Social pacts in Europe Trade unions European integration and its interaction with national employment policies and labour relations Migration of labour and services Regulation of non-standard employment The EU posted workers regime

jelle.visser@uva.nl


Milan Vodopivec
Research Fellow
University of Primorska, Koper International School for Social and Business Studies, Celje
Research areas
Labor markets and institutions Labor market dynamics Unemployment insurance

milan.vodopivec@gmail.com


Charles Woolfson
Research Fellow
Linköping University, Linköping
Research areas
Labour migration Industrial relations Working environment New EU member states

charles.woolfson@liu.se


Anželika Zaiceva
Research Fellow
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena
Research areas
Labour economics Migration Economics of transition

zaiceva@iza.org and anzelika.zaiceva@unimore.it


Research Affiliates

Katarína Danková
Research Affiliates
Research areas
Experimental/Behavioural Economics, Public Economics, Organisational Behaviour


Timea Pál
Research Affiliate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Research areas
International and comparative political economy


Ivana Palinkas
Research Affiliate
Tilburg University, Tilburg
Research areas
European labour law and industrial relations Europeanisation of industrial relations in Central and Eastern Europe Decentralisation of collective bargaining

i.palinkas@tilburguniversity.edu


Imre Gergely Szabó
Research Affiliate
Central European University, Budapest
Research areas
Political economy of public sector employment Comparative industrial relations Comparative welfare state research

szabo_imre-gergely@ceu-budapest.edu


Magdalena M. Ulceluse
Research Affiliate
Central European University
Research areas
labour migration, immigration and labour policies, the effect of institutional factors on immigrants’ economic activities


CELSI Alumni

Matej Bašták
Research Assistant and IT Support
Research areas
Wage comparison (Salary Calculators) Website management Data management

matej.bastak@celsi.sk


Peter Bizik
Intern

peter.bizik@gmail.com


Jana Franeková
Data Analyst
Research areas
Data management Website management

jana.franekova@celsi.sk


Ivana Gallasová
Research Assistant

ivana.gallasova@celsi.sk


Katarína Gandžalová
Data Analyst
Research areas
Data Analysis Data Management

katarina.gandzalova@celsi.sk


Mária Holecyová
SEO manager for WageIndicator
Research areas
Search Engine Optimization Website Management

maria.holecyova@celsi.sk


Miriama Hviščová
Intern

miriamahviscova@gmail.com


Magdaléna Janečková
Data Analyst
Research areas
Data Analysis Data Management

magdalena.janeckova@celsi.sk


Rick Jimenez
Data Analyst
Research areas
Data Analysis Dataset Management International Trade and effects on Labour markets

rick.jimenez@celsi.sk


Tomáš Kabina
Data Analyst
Research areas
Data Analysis Datat Management

tomas.kabina@celsi.sk


Ivan Kahanec
Traditional and New Media Advisor
Research areas
Public And Media Relations Social Media Manager

ivan.kahanec@celsi.sk


Karlo Kostanjevec
Intern
Research areas
Economic policies Labour market policies Development policies

kkostanjevec@yahoo.com


Katarína Lukáčová
Research Assistant

katarina.lukacova@celsi.sk


Tomáš Mamrilla
Researcher and Data Manager
Research areas
Comparative wage developments Data management and analysis

tomas.mamrilla@celsi.sk


Soňa Mikulíková
Research Assistant

sona.mikulikova@hotmail.com


Michal Mudroň
Data Analyst
Research areas
Data Analysis Dataset Management

michal.mudron@celsi.sk


Mario Munta
Intern
Research areas
Welfare states Labour market policies Employment policies

mario.munta@gmail.com


Zuzana Šmehýlová
Data Analyst
Research areas
Wage developments Data management and analysis

zuzana.smehylova@celsi.sk


Bálint Ván
Intern
Research areas
Distribution Methods of Scholarships Economic History of Real Estate Markets in Budapest Social Mobility and Advanced Colleges in Hungary

vanbalint@gmail.com


Alica Vyskočániová
Research Assistant
Research areas
Data Analysis

alica.vyskocaniova@celsi.sk


Nick Wallace
Research Assistant
Central European University, Budapest Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals, Barcelona
Research areas
Underemployment and the skills gap Internships and professional training Labour market policy analysis

nickwallace88@outlook.com