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Krisztina Szabó

Assistant Lecturer

Institute of World Economy, Corvinus University of Budapest and Doctoral School of Political Science, Central European University

WP5 Researcher

POPREBEL project

Within this project I shall seek to conceptualize and operationalize economic inequality and economic insecurity in order to assess whether these factors can create a demand for populist policy solutions. The intention is to create an econometric model with which the research can pinpoint those independent indicators which exacerbate the demand for populist policies.


  • Szabó, K., Szent-Iványi, B. and Tétényi, A. (2019) ‘While the cat’s away, the mice will play? The politics of aid in East Central Europe’ in Olivié, I. and Pérez, A. (eds) Aid Power: The Politics of Aid Policy. London: Routledge (forthcoming)
  • Szabó, K. (2019) ‘Inequality and Security’ in Thapa, M. and Romaniuk, S.N. (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Global Security Studies. London: Palgrave (forthcoming)
  • Szabó, K. (2017) ‘Szegénység és egészségügy a Szub-szaharai Afrikában [Poverty and health in Sub-Saharan Africa]’ in Biedermann, Z. and Kiss, J. (eds) Fekete Afrika napjainkban. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó
  • Szabó, K. (2017) ‘Az OECD DAC kisállamok normakövető és normaalkotó szerepe a fejlesztési együttműködés normáinak tükrében. [The OECD DAC small states as norm-entrepreneurs in the realm of development cooperation]’ in Garai, N., Koncz-Kiss, J. and Szalai, M. (eds) A kisállamok kihívásai és lehetőségei a globalizált világban. Available at:

Work in Progress:

‘On a wild-goose chase. Economic populism and economic rationale of populism. A Quantitative and Qualitative Text Analysis’