Réka T. Zempléni

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at Stanford University. My primary fields are development and behavioral and experimental economics, and my current research focuses on entrepreneurship.

I am on the job market in the 2022-2023 academic year and available for interviews.

You can contact me at zempleni@stanford.edu.


My research is about understanding the role of opportunity entrepreneurship in contributing to growth in developing countries and the various factors that influence the potential of entrepreneurship, such as behavioral factors, philanthropic and investing activities, education, and institutions. My previous work looked at the role of media bias on political outcomes and civic engagement. Prior to Stanford, I received my undergraduate degree (highest honors) in economics, with minors in the Teacher Preparatory Program and environmental studies from Princeton University, as well as co-founded an educational non-profit in Hungary.

Research fields: Development, Behavioral and Experimental, and Entrepreneurship

Dissertation committee:
Pascaline Dupas (primary)
Douglas Bernheim
Marcel Fafchamps

Expected graduation: June 2023

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