Miklós Sebők is a Senior Research Fellow of the Centre of Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (CSS HAS) in Budapest.
He earned an M.A. degree in politics at the University of
Virginia and an M.A. degree in economics at the Corvinus University of Budapest. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from ELTE University of Budapest.
He currently serves as a senior research fellow at the Institute for Political Science at Centre for Social Sciences and the research director of the Hungarian Comparative Agendas Project and the research co-director of the Artificial Intelligence National Lab at CSS, Budapest. His research interests include political economy and public policy and the application of text mining and machine learning methods in these fields.
His work has appeared in Business and Politics, East European Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, European Political Science Review, the Japanese Journal of Political Science and Intersections, the Journal of Comparative Politics, the Journal of Legislative Studies, the Journal of Public Budgeting, the Journal of Public Policy, Plos One, and Political Analysis.
His book chapters have been published with Oxford and Palgrave. He served as the editor for the first Hungarian handbook on “Quantitative Text Analysis and Text Mining in Political Science” (L’Harmattan, 2016) and on “Text Mining and Artificial Intelligence in R” (Typotex, 2021), and most recently as co-editor of Policy Agendas in Autocracy, and Hybrid Regimes: The Case of Hungary (Palgrave, 2021).
2022 Punctuated Equilibrium and Progressive Friction in Socialist Autocracy, Democracy and Hybrid Regimes (co-authors: Ágnes M. BALÁZS, Csaba MOLNÁR), Journal of Public Policy Volume 42, Issue 2, June 2022, pp. 247 – 269
2021 Understanding Agenda Dynamics in Non-democracies
In Miklós Sebők, Zsolt Boda (eds.) Policy Agendas in Autocracy, and Hybrid Regimes : The Case of Hungary, Cham, Svájc : Palgrave Macmillan pp 3-16
2021 Understanding the Effect of Regime Types on Policy Dynamics: The Case of Hungary (1868-2018). In Zsolt Boda, Miklós Sebők (eds), Policy Agendas in Autocracy, and Hybrid Regimes: The Case of Hungary, Basingstoke: Palgrave
2019 The Hungarian Policy Agendas Project (co-author: Zsolt Boda). In: Frank R Baumgartner, Christian Breunig, Emiliano Grossman (eds.) Comparative Policy Agendas: Theory, Tools, Data. Oxford: Oxford University Press
2019 Electoral Reforms, Entry Barriers and the Structure of Political Markets: A Comparative Analysis. (co-authors: Attila Horváth, Ágnes M. Balázs. European Journal of Political Research, 58:(2) pp. 741-768
2018 Institutional Entrepreneurship and the Mission Creep of the National Bank of Hungary. In: Caner Bakir, Darryl S L Jarvis (eds.) Institutional Entrepreneurship and Policy Change. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 243-278
2016 Coding Policy Influence with ATLAS.ti: Methodological Notes from a Study on Hungarian Banking. In: Friese, S. – Ringmayr, T. (eds.) ATLAS.ti User Conference 2015: Qualitative Data Analysis and Beyond, pp. 1-15. Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.
2015 Who Decides in Times of Crisis?: A Comparative Examination of Bureaucratic Delegation in 4 EU Countries (2008-2010). Journal of Comparative Politics, 2015:(2) pp. 38-52.
2010 President Wilson and the International Origins of the Federal Reserve System – A Reappraisal. White House Studies, 10(4), pp. 425447.
Books in Hungarian:
2020 A magyar jogalkotás minősége: Elmélet, mérés, eredmények (The Quality of Hungarian Legislation: Theory, Measurement, Empirical Results) (co-editor with György Gajduschek and Csaba Molnár). Budapest: Gondolat
2016 Kvantitatív szövegelemzés és szövegbányászat a politikatudományban (Quantitative Text Analysis and Text Mining in Political Science) Editor and contributor to several chapters. Budapest: L’Harmattan, ISBN 978-963-414-229-4
2014 Hatalom szabályok nélkül – Kormány és törvényhozás viszonya a pénzügyi válság idején (Power without Rules – Executive-Legislative Relations in Times of Financial Crisis). Budapest: Új Mandátum, ISBN 978-963-287-076-2