Introducing Ádám Pólik, Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellow

by | Jun 12, 2024 | News

Ádám Pólik

Ádám Pólik is pursuing an economics degree at the University of Amsterdam as a Stipendium  Peregrinum Scholar, focusing on monetary policy and taxation. Alongside his studies in the Netherlands, he is also acquiring valuable legal knowledge by completing a JD  course at Eötvös Lóránd University in Hungary. Starting in September, he will spend an exchange semester at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he will take advanced courses related to finance and economics. 

His outstanding academic record and interest in public policy, civic engagement, and finance, have enabled him to secure an internship position at Open Gov Hub in Washington D.C. this summer. This nonprofit intellectual hub hosts over 70 international organizations. Open Gov Hub provides a platform for cooperation, and Ádám is dedicated to advancing its mission of enhancing transparency, accountability, and civic involvement. In addition to interning, he will further expand his knowledge of American economics by taking specialized classes at George Mason University. The extracurricular programs by the Fund for American Studies will allow him to deepen his understanding of contemporary  American policy debates. 

Ádám Pólik

Ádám’s experience includes co-founding a startup company, working at Citibank as a financial analyst intern, and contributing to the creation of ForumApp. Ádám currently oversees the financial aspects of this initiative. The ForumApp aims to support Hungarian youth by gathering valuable opportunities such as scholarships,  conferences, and Erasmus+ programs. During high school, he attended the Milestone Institute and Mathias Corvinus Collegium, where he took advanced classes in economics. He also represented Hungary at the International Economics Olympiad in Kazakhstan. 

His interest in policymaking motivated him to join the National Youth Council of Hungary,  where he contributed to various youth engagement projects. Additionally, Ádám had the opportunity to participate in several Model United Nations conferences, representing countries in the Economic and Social Council of the UN.

“During my economics studies, we thoroughly examined the operations of institutions like the  World Bank and the IMF. Spending time in Washington, D.C. offers a unique opportunity to  gain first-hand knowledge about these organizations, which have a significant, albeit indirect,  impact on our lives. Through my internship at the Open Gov Hub and my studies at George  Mason University, I seek to gain a deeper understanding of the perspectives of the American  people on the most pressing issues of our time.” – Ádám Pólik






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