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Krisztina SZABÓ


Associate Research Fellow

Research field

Foriegn Aid; Political Economy of Development Cooperation; Development Economics; Sustainable Development, Emerging Security Challenges

Krisztina works together with the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade as an external researcher. At the same time, she is an assistant lecturer at the Corvinus University of Budapest within the Institute of World Economy, whilst she is doing her PhD in the field of development economics at the International Relations Multidisciplinary Doctoral School. Her main research interest is the political economy of foreign aid, with a particular focus on mechanisms linking together the security understanding with development concerns and on how foreign aid decisions are made. In 2013, she graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MSc in International Relations with ‘MERIT’ award. Also in 2013 she finished her BSc degree in Economics and Business Administration at the University of Debrecen receiving the classification of ‘Excellent’.  In 2012 she obtained another BSc degree with the title of European Engineering Business Management, receiving the award of ‘First Class’, from Coventry University.