Dóra Piroska

Department of International Relations
Assistant Professor

Contact information

Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51

Dr. Dóra Piroska joined the IR Department as a Visiting Professor in August 2019 and was reappointed as an Assistant Professor in 2021.

Dr. Dóra Piroska is Assistant Professor at the International Relations Department of Central European University, Vienna, Austria. She holds a PhD. from the CEU in Political Science/IR track. Her research focuses on the international political economy (IPE) of banking and finance, banking regulation, and development finance. She has a particular interest in the Eastern Central European region. She has published extensively on European financial regulation including the European Banking Union, macroprudential regulation, and the Regulatory Sandbox. Recently, she published on development banking in Hungary and Poland, on the European Investment Bank (EIB), and on the European Bank for Restructuring and Development (EBRD). In various publications she also investigated theories of financial nationalism, financial power, and their relations to democracy. She co-edited a book on János Kornai’s scholarship with Miklós Rosta. She published in Review of International Political Economy, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, New Political Economy, Competition and Change, Journal of European Integration, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Policy and Society, Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal, Europe-Asia Studies, Journal of Institutional Economics, in thematic volumes with Routledge, Oxford University Press, CEU Press, Edward Elgar Publishing, and in several Hungarian outlets.

Thesis Supervision

Dóra welcomes thesis supervision in international and comparative political economy broadly understood. In addition, she is interested in research projects specifically oriented toward international financial relations and the intersections of finance, security, and development. Because (in spite) she studies finance, Dóra is interested in qualitative methods, institutional analysis, interpretive, and practice-oriented approaches.


PhD, Central European University