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Economics with policy - International seminar series
11 July 2016 - 2 pm
Eric Bettinger /Stanford University/
Changing Distributions: How Online College Classes Alter Student and Professor Performance
20 July 2016 - 2 pm
Ehud Kalai /Northwestern University/
Learning, Predicting and Stability in Big Uncertain Games

BNU - CERSHAS 6th International Conference on trade, labor economics, education economics and finance
Date: June 16-17, 2016
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1051, Budapest, Nádor utca 7.), ground floor
Conference schedule


The Hungarian Labour Market 2015Edited by Károly Fazekas and Júlia Varga Centre for Economic and Regional Studies - Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 2015.

Competition and Regulation 2015Editors: Pál Valentiny • Ferenc László Kiss • Krisztina Antal-Pomázi • Csongor István Nagy
Institute of Economics
Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest • 2015

Other publications

Annual scientific activity reports


Event:American Economic Association meetingOrganiser:  American Economic Association
  3 January 2016
San Francisco, California
Gabor Békés: Shipment Frequency of Exporters and Demand Uncertainty: An Inventory Management Approach  
Event:The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism (SVOC) Achievements and challenges for Central and Eastern Europe and the emerging marketsOrganiser: Institute of World Economics of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Center for EU Enlargement StudiesCentral European University
Date: 26-27 November 2015
Place: Central European University, Budapest

Judit Karsai: Are CEE states successful as venture capitalists?Mária Csanádi: Chinese transformation: between varieties of capitalism and communism
Former presentations



Imre Fertő - research advisor and head of Agricultural economics and rural development research unit is the director of the Institute from 1st of July 2016.
The Horizon 2020 Twinning project EdEN (2016-2018) marks the start of an enhanced cooperation in the field of education economics between three top ranked economics of education research groups in EU-15 countries – KU Leuven, U Maastricht and Politecnico di Milano – and the CERSHAS. The proposed project focuses on three clusters of methodologies – program evaluation, structural modeling and efficiency analysis – and fosters cooperation between the institutions along more specific research lines within these clusters.
Balázs Lengyel, research fellow at the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences won the award of the Rosztoczy Foundation to conduct post-doctoral research work at the MIT Human Mobility and Networks Research Lab in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Marta Gonzalez.
News archive


Mihály Fazekas, István János Tóth, Lawrence Peter King: An objective corruption risk index using public procurement data. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research Vol. 22. No. 3. 2016. p. 1606-1626.
Peter Benczúr, István Kónya: Interest premium, sudden stop, and adjustment in a small open economy. Eastern European Economics Vol. 54. No. 4. 2016. p. 271-295.
Zoltán Jakab, István Kónya: An open economy DSGE model with search-and-matching frictions: The case of Hungary. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade Vol. 52. No. 7. 2016. p. 1606-1626.
Ronald F. King, Iván Major, Cosmin Gabriel Marian: Confusions in the anticommons. Journal of Politics and Law Vol. 9. No. 7. 2016. p. 64-79.
Walter Odongo, Manoj Dora, Adrienn Molnár, Duncan Ongeng, Xavier Gellynck: Performance perceptions among food supply chain members: A triadic assessment of the influence of supply chain relationship quality on supply chain performance. British Food Journal Vol. 118. No. 7. 2016. p. 1783-1799.


 VOXEU (CEPR) ¦ 21 March 2014
Carlo Altomonte - Tommaso Aquilante - Gábor Békés - Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano:Internationalisation and innovation of firms: Give them one roof
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The Databank of the Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences was created with the aim to support empirical research, in particular studies using micro level data.


Agreements of Academic Cooperation

» with CEU ECON to support joint activity in CEFIG
signed in September 2010
Agreement of CoopeartionCEU ECON websiteCEFIG website

» with the Institute of Economic Research of the Kyoto University signed in March 2010
Agreement of CooperationKIER website

» with the School of Economics and Business Administration of the Bejing Normal University signed in Dec 2009
Agreement of CooperationSEBA website
» with the Korean SNU KIEP EU Center signed in May 2009
Agreement of CooperationSNU KIEP EU Center's website
» with the Institute of Economics - Chinese Academy of Social Sciences signed in June 2007
Agreement of CooperationIE CASS website
in which parties mutually agreed to cooperate in joint researches, to exchange scientific knowledge and information, to host meetings and seminars, and encourage staff visitings.
The Institute's
networking infrastructure
is provided by NIIF.
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Hungarian Academy of Sciences
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