Michal Horvath

Michal Horvath


Former affiliation

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Income/Wealth Inequality and Fiscal Policy
Monetary Policy Mandates
Monetary-Fiscal Coordination at the Zero Bound
Fiscal Policy and Imbalances in a Currency Union
Welfare Cost of Unemployment

Personal profile

Research interests

Heterogeneity in Macroeconomics, Tax and Benefit Reform, Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policy


I am a Lecturer in Economics at the University of York. Before coming to York, I was a Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford between 2009 and 2014.  

I finished my PhD in economics at the University of St Andrews in 2007. I am also a graduate of Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia (2002) and University of York (2003).  

On 27 June 2012, I was elected by the National Council of the Slovak Republic to serve a three-year term in the country's newly established Council for Budget Responsibility. 

Previously, I worked as a research assistant and consultant in the Slovak branch of ING Bank, and in the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic, where I advised the State Secretary and led a small policy research unit. I also did  some consultation work for the World Bank, UNDP and served as an adviser to Slovak finance ministers between 2007 and 2012. Between 2008 and 2010, I was a member of the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Union and the Eurogroup Working Group on behalf of Slovakia. I also participated in the working group preparing the reform of economic governance in Europe for the task force led by the President of the European Council in 2010.  

View my full CV here.


  • HB Economic Theory
  • Monetary Policy
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Wealth Heterogeneity
  • HJ Public Finance
  • Public Debt
  • Taxation
  • Unemployment Benefits