Janka Deli is the Gerhard Casper Fellow in Rule of Law at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and JSD Candidate at Stanford Law School. Prior to becoming a CDDRL predoctoral fellow in 2023, she was a Data Science Scholar at Stanford Data Science for three years. Janka conducts empirical research on the rule of law. She has developed a novel approach to rule of law impact studies. Her research investigates the impact of the erosion of the rule of law on economic outcomes, leveraging quantitative methods: how much the rule of law matters for firm value and international trade in the European Union. Her knowledge in political science, economics, causal inference, statistics, and data science complements her comprehensive legal training.
Janka’s research has been generously supported by Stanford Data Science, the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, László Sólyom former Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court and former President of Hungary, the Rosztoczy Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Hungary Initiatives Foundation, as well as the Dr. Elemér and Éva Kiss Scholarship Fund. As an acknowledgement of her outstanding academic performance at Stanford, she has received the Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship and the Gerald Gunther Prize. Janka received a JD degree (summa cum laude) along with a Certificate in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest, Hungary in 2017, and obtained her JSM degree at Stanford Law School in 2019.