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Denis Ivanov

ESR 9: Socio-economic Inequality and the Rise of Populism in Central and Eastern Europe (Corvinus University of Budapest)

Denis’ research project focuses on the consequences of growing socio-economic inequality in Europe, which is, but not limited to political frustrations – growing success of populist and anti-establishment parties. It sets a goal to elaborate a new theoretical framework of analysis connecting socio-economic inequality and populism and tests it using multilevel modelling, taking into account regional differences as well. The geographical focus is on Central and Eastern Europe, as compared with West European EU member-states. He was awarded Hans Raupach Best Paper Award 2020 at the 12th Joint IOS/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe.

Denis is currently a visiting researcher at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) at University College London (UCL), UK for his mobility period.

Prior to his PhD, Denis obtained an MA in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES) from University of Bologna, Italy. He also has extensive work experience in the financial industry of the corporate sector. His former places of work and study include Moldova, Lithuania, Italy and Hungary.

Denis is supervised by Péter Gedeon and István Benczes at Corvinus University of Budapest and Julia Korosteleva at UCL.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @Denis_from_MD

Work in Progress:

The Curious Case of Inequality and Political Party Competition in CEE: Lithuania, Hungary and Poland

Conferences (selection):

  • 02/2020: Truth, Reality and Imagination Interpretations from Eastern and Central Europe: 16th Biennial International Postgraduate Conference (SSEES UCL, London), as paper presenter
  • 01/2020: 91st Annual Southern Political Science Association Meeting 2020 (Puerto Rico, USA), as paper presenter
  • 09/2019: University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) 49th Annual Conference (Lisbon, Portugal), as paper presenter in a common FATIGUE-POPREBEL panel
  • 06/2019: Inequality by the Numbers Workshop 2019 (CUNY, New York, USA), as workshop participant
  • 10/2018: 4th SVOC conference ’The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism’ – Uneven Development, Inequalities and the State (Budapest, Hungary), as a participant