Associate Professor and ACELG researcher Kati Cseres has received a grant by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to continue her research on the role of consumers in public services markets
Kati Cseres is one of the 7 successful applicants who are funded by this year’s round of the Distinguished Guest Fellowship Programme of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA). The grantees are to conduct joint research work in research groups operating at the MTA in Budapest.
During her 6-month stay in the Hungarian capital, Kati will focus on researching how EU law conceptualizes and supports the role of consumers in public services markets. This question is of particular relevance, as public services markets and consumers in these markets face ever increasing pressures especially after the crisis in 2008-2010, to which the Member States and the EU reacted in very different ways. The research will produce, in particular, an in-depth case study in Hungarian public services markets, where in recent years fundamental changes affecting the position of consumers took place.
The research will be conducted in cooperation with the Institute for Legal Studies, Research group Policy Opportunities for Hungary in the European Union: the Analysis of the Legal Framework (MTA Lendület-HPOPs Research Group).