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László Halpern

Deputy director, senior research fellow

Office phone: (+36-1) 309-2661; Home: (+36-1) 397-6180
Fax: (+36-1) 309-2650

Research interest

Exchange rate and exchange rate policy in Central and Eastern Europe;
Enterprise behaviour, microeconomic environment and economic policy;
Multinationals, foreign direct investment and economic development.

Works in progress, discussion papers:

Products, Firms and Exchange Rate (Estimations for Hungary, 1992-96);
Sustainable Regimes of Capital Movements in Accession Countries;
Fiscal Foundation of Convergence to European Union in Pre-Accession
Transition Countries;
Mark-ups in Hungarian corporate sector;
Economic Transformation and Real Exchange Rates.

Other professional activities, affiliations:

present:
Research Fellow of Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) (1996 to date);
Research Fellow of William Davidson Institute of University of Michigan Business School at Ann Arbor (1997 to date);
Recurrent Visiting Professor at Central European University, Budapest (1996 to date);
Editorial Board member of Economic Systems (2000 to date)
Editorial Board member of Economic and Business Review for Central and South-Eastern Europe (2001 to date)
European Economic Association (1989 to date)
past:
Program committee member of European Economic Association Annual Conferences in 1994 (Maastricht) and in 1998 (Berlin).

Teaching activity

1996 to date Thesis supervisor in the Central European University;
1996 to dateCourse on International Finance in the Central European University;
1999-2000Course on Economics of International Trade in Rajk László College of Budapest University of Economics Sciences (BUES)
1998-99Course on Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Corporations in Széchenyi College of Budapest University of Economic Sciences
1997-99Member of the Economics PhD Committee at the BUES
1996-97Course on International Finance in Rajk László College of BUES;
1994-95Course on Exchange Rate Theory and Policy in Rajk László College of BUES;
1993-96Tutor in the Invisible College, Budapest
1993-94Course on Stabilization Theory in Rajk László College of BUES
1993-94Responsible for the macroeconomics curriculum of the graduate programme in economics of the BUES;
1993Faculty member and working group leader at Salzburg Seminar in American Studies Session No. 300 Economies in Transition, March 5-13. 1993
1991-92Course on Macroeconomics in Rajk László College of BUES
1991visiting professor at University of Paris II Panthéon-Sorbonne;
1989visiting lecturer at University of Lille Flandres Artois;
1983visiting lecturer at University of Lille I.

Selected publications


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