Martin Kahanec

Professor at Central European University

Martin Kahanec is a Professor and Head of the Department of Public Policy at the Central European University (CEU) in Vienna; he acted as the Dean of its School of Public Policy in 2017-19 and 2020-21. He is a founder and Scientific Director of the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI), Bratislava, an Affiliated Researcher at the University of Economics in Bratislava, and an Affiliated Scholar and member of the Advisory Board at the Global Labor Organization. Kahanec is an elected member of Academia Europaea and serves as the chair of its Section Committee “Economics, Business and Management Sciences”. Kahanec has held several leading scientific and advisory positions, including in the Council for Science, Technology, and Innovations of the Slovak Government, the Scientific Board of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic, and the COVID-19 Economic Crisis Management Council at the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic. Kahanec has served as an editor for a number of scientific journals. He has published extensively on economic and social policy, labour and population economics, migration and EU mobility, and reforms in European labour markets.