Judit RICZ is an assistant professor at the Institute of World Economy.
As a research fellow at the Institute for World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (IWE CERS HAS) she has extensive research experience mainly related to the political economy of the Latin American region, and her theoretical focus lies in the developmental state approach.
Previously she has been working for the VÁTI Public Nonprofit Company as an international planner-analyst at the Department of International and Urban Affairs (Spatial Planning and Evaluation Directorate). She obtained her PhD at the Faculty of Economics, University of Debrecen (Hungary), and in her dissertation she analysed the urbanization crisis in developing countries (published as a book under the title: New paradigm of development: theory and practice). She has extended field research experience, a wide network of international relations and is a speaker at numerous international conferences ranging from Brazil to Rome. In her early career among others she conducted a postgraduate study in Germany, at the University of Karlsruhe, and obtained a second degree in Regional Planning (Lic.rer.reg.), and participated at the EU traineeship program at the Office for Harmonization of the Internal Market (currently called European Union Intellectual Property Office) in Alicante (Spain).