Principal Researcher, Innovation Growth Lab
Eszter is Principal Researcher for the Innovation Growth Lab in Nesta’s Research, Analysis and Policy unit.
Her role centers on the promoting and facilitating experimentation around innovation and entrepreneurship support policies. She leads on or contributes to the development and delivery of new Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) by IGL's partners, often with a focus on improving the inclusivity of their programs. She also provides methodological advice to fine-tune the designs and protocols of IGL-funded and -supported trials.
Prior to Nesta, Eszter was a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Economics of the University of Chicago, where she used lab and field experiments to study and improve incentive schemes and evaluation processes. She also worked on identifying and promoting actionable steps to increase the reliability of experimental findings. She obtained her PhD in economics from the University of Amsterdam.
Eszter is passionate about generating high-quality, causal evidence to support policy making, and about disseminating academic findings to a wider audience. In her free time, she enjoys theater and modern dance, and is an enthusiastic hobby aerialist.