Daniel Muth

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Public Policy

Daniel’s research project focuses on the political economy of global carbon pricing mechanisms. Specifically, he analyzes how the (re)distribution effects of these climate policies and changing the incentive structures around carbon pricing (via compensation mechanisms, green industrialization and policy sequencing, etc.), are then translated into different levels of stringency.

Daniel’s degrees include a BA in Political Science (from the University of Pécs, Hungary), BA in Economics (Budapest Metropolitan University, Hungary); an MA in Public Administration (Radboud University, the Netherlands). His multiple theses focused on wider political economy issues such as the influence of EU-level interest groups on environmental policy, and the expansion of the China-Africa economic relationship.

In 2017, Daniel was selected by the European Commission’s Traineeship Programme, to work on the flagship policy mechanism of the EU climate change mitigation effort: Emissions Trading System. He was a risk management consultant for more than 3 years at KPMG, an internationally renowned firm providing advisory services. Prior to entering CEU, Daniel acquired advanced analytical skills and professional experience in project management, earning his certification as a PMP®.

Unwaveringly focused on improving social and economic conditions, Daniel has undertaken numerous volunteer projects around the world. He wrote news articles and conducted research for a sustainability think tank (gLAWcal); evaluated developmental project proposals in Brussels (eu.can.aid!); and wrote grant proposals for a Sierra Leonean based non-governmental organization (African Youth for Peace and Development).


MA in Public Administration, Radboud University
BA in Economics, Budapest Metropolitan University
BA in Political Science, University of Pécs

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