Robert Lieli is a Professor at the Department of Economics and Business at Central European University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego in 2004. Before joining CEU full time, he worked at the University of Texas at Austin and the National Bank of Hungary. His research area is econometrics with particular emphasis on forecasting (binary prediction) and treatment effects. He has published in top economics journals such as the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and the Journal of the European Economic Association.