Botond Koszegi of CEU’s Department of Economics has been appointed “egyetemi tanar” as of February 1, 2016. The title, which literally means “university professor,” indicates a high ranking within Hungarian higher education. To qualify for accreditation in Hungary, doctoral schools must have a certain number of such professors. For this reason, the promotion of a CEU faculty member to this rank is an important step in increasing CEU’s integration into the Hungarian higher education system
In 2015, Koszegi won the Yrjo Jahnsson Award for his contribution to the theoretical foundations of behavioral economics, and its application to public finance and contract theory. He also received the CEU Award for Outstanding Research.