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Gergely Horvath

Associate Professor of Economics at Duke Kunshan University
DKU Faculty


My research focuses on experimental and behavioral economics, social network analysis, labor economics, applied microeconomics, and agent-based modeling. I have worked on diverse research topics including the impact of social networks on job finding and labor market outcomes, the competition for social status in networks, discrimination in the labor market, entrepreneurship among ethnic minorities, whistleblowing in organizations, bank runs, and the evolution of cooperation. In terms of research methods, I use experimental methods and also work on applied theoretical models and computer simulations.

My articles have appeared in academic journals including the European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Economics Letters, Journal of Theoretical Biology, B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, and PLOS ONE. My research has been supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

I hold a B.A. in economics from Corvinus University, Hungary, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Alicante, Spain. I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Before joining Duke Kunshan, I held faculty positions in China at the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, where I served as the Programme Director of the MSc Business Analytics program. I also made several research visits at the University of Cambridge, the European University Institute, the National Bank of Hungary, and Massey University in Auckland.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Economics at Duke Kunshan University · 2023 - Present DKU Faculty
Assistant Professor of the Practice of DKU Studies at Duke University · 2023 - Present DKU Studies

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Alicante (Spain) · 2011 Ph.D.