I am a senior fellow and head of the Education and Labour Economics research unit at the Institute of Economics of KRTK and an associate professor at the Economics Institute of the Corvinus University of Budapest.
Currently, I also act as the president of the Hungarian Society of Economics and as the president of the National Statistical Council. In between 2019 and 2023 I was the director of the Institute of Economics of the KRTK.
Previously, I have held positions at the Institut für Höchere Studien (AT), Eötvös Lóránd University (HU), European University Institute (IT), Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Socialforschung (GER) and at the National Institute for Public Education (HU).
My research revolves around the reasons for success in education, be it individual (family background, cognitive or non-cognitive skills) or system level (early childhood education, early selection, vocational training, school-to-work transition, peer effects, and more.)
I have gained an MA (2004) and a Ph.D. (2010) in political science from the Central European University; and an MSc in economics (2002) from the University of Economics, Budapest. In 2017 I habilitated in sociology at ELTE.
I also act as an associate editor of the European Sociological Review.
Here is a list of selected publications
Here are all the young scholars that I have worked with.
You can reach me at horn(dot)daniel[at]krtk(.)hu