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Gabriel Badescu

Universitatea Babes-Bolyai, Cluj Napoca, Romania

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Born: 1969

Interests: Comparative politics, Research methodology, Democratization, Social capital.

Gabriel Badescu is Professor at the Political Science Department at Babes-Bolyai University, and the director of the Center for the Study of Democracy. He published extensively on democratic and economic transitions, social capital, educational policies, research methodology, income inequality and labor migration. In addition to his academic research activity, Gabriel Badescu is frequently involved in policy research. Between 2009 and 2010, Badescu was the president of the Romanian Agency for Governmental Strategies, an organization whose core objective is to assist the government in defining and implementing its economic, social, public administration policies. Between 2011 and 2013, he was a member of the Romanian National Research Council.


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