Gabor Scheiring

Gabor Scheiring is a Marie Curie Fellow at Bocconi University, Milan. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, where he also worked as a political economy research fellow. His research focuses on the social and political consequences of neoliberal globalization, the political economy of health, and populism. In his doctoral thesis and several related articles, Dr. Scheiring investigated the impact of deindustrialization, privatization, and foreign investment on health, using multilevel survival modeling based on a novel dataset encompassing individual, town, and company data, as well as qualitative in-depth interviews. As part of his research on the political economy of populism in East-Central Europe, Dr. Scheiring investigates how neoliberal transformations paved the way for the populist backlash. His book, The Retreat of Liberal Democracy (Palgrave, 2020) analyses the socio-economic roots of illiberal populism in Hungary, with a focus on the role of business elites and working-class neo-nationalism. His work has been published in Sociology, International Sociology, The Lancet Global Health, and Sociology of Health and Illness, among others. He served as a member of the Hungarian Parliament between 2010–2014.

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