While elsewhere professors sometimes prefer to work with graduate students and consider undergraduate education little more than a chore, at our department the B.A. in Economics is the flagship program. In fact, that is how we emerged: we first came together a decade or so ago to design and teach the best undergraduate Economics program in the region. The success of our students is our success. We pride ourselves in providing a nurturing environment with small classes and open doors.
Our program stands out by taking the quality of teaching very seriously, striving to improve and listening to feedback from students; by especially stressing quantitative methods, preparing students for the careers of the future requiring data analysis; by the faculty being involved in a multitude of research projects into areas as diverse as health economics, behavioral economics and education economics that ambitious students can join as research assistants early on; by listening to a network of prestigious peers (including our international advisory board, the Economics faculty of Central European University and some of the most excellent research economists of Hungary) as well as our growing cohorts of loyal alumni all over the world; and by close links to a number of internationally recognized institutions that apply Economics in their work including policy think tanks and applied research centers, whose senior researchers often offer elective courses and where our students can work as interns or after graduation.