Mária Hidvégi is a research fellow (AdR) in the ERC Horizon 2020 project SpoilsofWAR, which investigates the economic consequences of World War I in Central Europe. She received her PhD in Comparative Cultural and Social History from the University of Leipzig in 2015. She had research fellowships at the University of Konstanz and Humboldt University in Berlin. Her research has focused on the development of leading firms and cartels in the electrotechnical industry and the history of electrification in Central Europe. In the SpoilsofWAR project, she examines the history of the largest manufacturing enterprises of the Habsburg Empire in World War I and in postwar reconstruction.