Gergő holds an MA in International Studies from Corvinus University of Budapest, and an MA in Political Science from Central European University. In 2013 he was a Visiting Scholar at Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2011 he has been a PhD student in Comparative Politics at the Central European University in Hungary.

His main research interests are trust in political institutions, electoral behavior, methods and statistics in social sciences. In his dissertation he focuses on the effects of the tone of political debates and conflicts on citizens’ political behavior (political engagement and support for the political system) in a cross-country context.

Gergő published a paper in the Hungarian Review of Sociology on the Hungarian opinion polls before the 2002 national elections and showed that with carefully selected priors a Bayesian analysis would have been more precise to forecast the actual results than the frequentist and intuitive methods used by all the polling companies. Currently he is writing a chapter on the trends in political trust in post-communist societies for the forthcoming Handbook on Political Trust (edited by Sonja Zmerli and Tom van der Meer).


  • –present
    PhD student, Central European University