New Assistant Professors
Welcome to WU and our Department, Esther Arenas Arroyo and Gergely Hajdu!
We have the pleasure to introduce to you our new faculty members, Esther Arenas Arroyo and Gergely Hajdu, who just started their Assistant Professor positions at our department; Esther at the Institute of Labor Economics, and Gergely at the Institute of Public Economics.
Esther Arenas Arroyo studied economics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and obtained her Ph.D. from the Queen Mary University of London in 2017. Before joining our department, she has been a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford. Esther is an applied microeconometrician with focus on migration, labor, family, and education. She has made significant contributions studying the effects of immigration enforcement on children’s economic prospects, assimilation and labor market outcomes in the US. See HERE for further information on her ongoing research.
Gergely Hajdu obtained his Ph.D. at the Central European University (CEU, Budapest) in 2019. He is interested in behavioral and experimental economics. His current work focuses on social norms and behavioral biases in the context of economic decision making, in particular motivated beliefs and wishful thinking. Among others, he is studying the use of social context to excuse selfishness. See HERE for further information.