Réka Zempléni is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Economics. Her interest areas include development economics, behavioral economics and political economy. Her research is concerned with understanding the role high growth potential entrepreneurship plays in contributing to growth and positive social outcomes as well as understanding the various factors that influence the potential of entrepreneurship such as philanthropic and investing activities, education and institutions. Her previous work looked at the role of media bias on political outcomes and on civic engagement.
Prior to Stanford, she received an undergraduate degree in Economics with minors in the Teacher Preparatory Program and in Environmental Studies from Princeton University and co-founded an educational non-profit in Hungary.