Miroslav Beblavý

Miroslav Beblavý is a member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic and a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels.

He is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews, where he completed his PhD and M.Litt. degrees in economics. He also holds a B.A. in finance from Bratislava’s University of Economics. Until the end of 2014, he was an associate professor in the Comenius University’s Institute of Public Policy in Bratislava, where he taught public finance and public policy.

Politically, he served as Slovakia’s state secretary for the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family from 2002 to 2006, before leaving SDKÚ to join the new #SIEŤ party as their vice president. However, in March 2016, Miroslav Beblavý withdrew from the #SIEŤ party due to disagreements in the course of discussions to form a new coalition government and he now sits in the National Council as an independent representative.

Miroslav also joined the IZA network as a policy fellow in 2014 and has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the OECD and the European Commission, notably as a project coordinator on the NEUJOBS programme. His areas of interest include employment and social policy, education policy, fiscal policy, governance and corruption.

Information valid as of summer 2016.