Balázs SZENT-IVÁNYI is a part-time Associate Professor in International Political Economy. He joined the Institute of World Economy in 2007. His research fields and interests are: the political economy of foreign aid, with a particular focus on how foreign aid decisions are made in the emerging East Central European donor countries; and the democratization and the relationship between states and multinational corporations.
He received his PhD from Corvinus University in 2010. Since 2014, he also holds a lecturer position at the Politics and International Relations Department at Aston University in Birmingham. He was a visiting faculty member at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bologna, and has also taught at the Catholic University of Leuven, the ICN Business School in Nancy, and the University of Minho in Portugal. Between 2012 and 2013, he was an EU-funded Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Leeds.
He has advised the World Bank on its approach towards these new donors, as well as the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has also worked together with Hungarian and UK-based NGOs on development policy advocacy and development education.
Among others, he has published in journals like the Journal of Common Market Studies, Comparative European Politics, The Political Quarterly, Europe Asia Studies, and the Journal of International Development. His latest book, an edited volume on Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe, has been published with Palgrave in 2017.