Dóra Piroska

Department of International Relations
Assistant Professor

Contact information

Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51

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

Dr. Dora 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 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 EBRD. She also investigated theories of financial nationalism, financial power, and democracy. She co-edited a book on János Kornai’s scholarship with Miklós Rosta. She published in JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, New Political Economy, Competition, and Change, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Policy and Society, Third World Thematics: A TQW Journal, Europe-Asia Studies, Journal of Institutional Economics, in thematic volumes with Routledge, Oxford University Press, CEU press, Edgar Elgar, and in several Hungarian outlets.

Thesis Supervision

Dora 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, Dora is interested in qualitative methods, institutional analysis, interpretive, and practice-oriented approaches.


PhD, Central European University