Daniel Kovarek

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Daniel studies political behavior at the voter and the elite level; his expertise lies in the intersection of friends-and-neighbors voting and distributive politics. For his dissertation, he mostly applies experimental methods and analyzes data obtained via webscraping.

Before starting his doctoral studies, he was a Research Fellow at Republikon Institute, a Budapest-based think tank, primarily working with public opinion polling data; and a Research Assistant for the multi-disciplinary CUPESSE (Cultural Pathways to Economic Self-Sufficiency and Entrepreneurship) project, funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme. Since 2017, he is a recurring Visiting Lecturer at the Széchenyi István College for Advanced Studies, Budapest, where he teaches Research Design, Academic Writing and Sociology and received the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2021.


MA in Political Science, Central European University
BA in Political Science, Corvinus University of Budapest