Michal Horvath

Lecturer in Economics, University of York

I am a Lecturer in Economics at the University of York. Before coming to York, I was a research fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford between 2009 and 2014.

I finished my PhD in economics at the University of St Andrews in 2007. I am also a graduate of Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia (2002) and University of York (2003).

On 27 June 2012, I was elected by the National Council of the Slovak Republic to serve a three-year term in the country's newly established Council for Budget Responsibility.

Previously, I worked as a research assistant and consultant in the Slovak branch of ING Bank, and in the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic, where I advised the State Secretary and led a small policy research unit. I also did some consultation work for the World Bank, UNDP and served as an adviser to Slovak finance ministers between 2007 and 2012. Between 2008 and 2010, I was a member of the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Union and the Eurogroup Working Group on behalf of Slovakia. I also participated in the working group preparing the reform of economic governance in Europe for the task force led by the President of the European Council in 2010.

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