Gergő Medve-Bálint is Junior Research Fellow at the Center for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His doctoral research, which he conducted at Central European University, explored how transnational regulatory convergence on European state aid rules and EU Cohesion Policy has adversely affected regional economic development in East Central Europe in that the adoption and implementation of these European policies have reinforced rather than decreased regional disparities in the Eastern member states. Gergő’s research is at the intersection of comparative and international political economy: he studies the effects of European integration on East Central Europe, with a particular emphasis on the politics of foreign direct investment, development policies and the impact of European integration on regional development and territorial inequality. His recent publications include articles in the Journal of Borderlands Studies, Czech Sociological Review and JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies.
(2014) 'The Role of the EU in Shaping FDI Flows to East Central Europe', Journal of Common Market Studies 52(1): 35–51.
(2014) 'Converging on Divergence: The Political Economy of Uneven Regional Development in East Central Europe (1990-2014)', Ph.D. dissertation, Central European University.