- Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, Brussels
1989, MA in Economics, University of Economic Sciences, Hungary; 1993, MA in Development Economics, University of Manchester, UK; PhD in Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Formerly: Adviser to the Prime Minister of Hungary; Associate Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest and King Sigismund College; Researcher, European Trade Union Institute; Senior Researcher, Institute for Political Sciences, Budapest; Editor, Álláspontok and Eszmélet; Member, Editorial Board, Egyenlít; Adviser to the World Bank on Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative; Visiting Professor, Rutgers University; Head, College for Advanced Studies in Social Theory, Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration; Research Fellow, Economic and Social Research Institute of Trade Unions, Budapest. Since 2010, current position. 2005-10, Member of the Board of Directors, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.