Cosmin Marian is the CSEEP Desk Co-ordinator. He is professor of political science at the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Since 2016 he serves as Chair of the Political Science Department at the same university. His academic work positions him as a scholar with a special interest in political rules design and effects. His scholarship is grounded in theories and methods found in the field of comparative politics and formal rules with applications to institutional design that affects individual behaviour and societal outputs. Part of Cosmin's recent work analyzes the anticommons property regime.
Mădălina Mocan is the CSEEP Desk Manager. She is a civil society professional associated with the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD Cluj) at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University. With a long experience in developing, coordinating and advising civil society organisations, she maintains an academic and civic interest in human rights, particularly human trafficking, inequality, and political participation. Her current academic interests relate to the role of national and international donors and grant givers in Romania while continuing to advice and work with national and international partners in human trafficking and exploitation projects. She is an Aspen Institute Romania fellow (2009) and moderator, German Marshall Transatlantic Fellow (2014) and serves as a board member for Techsoup Romania.