Directors & administration

Balas-GMr. Gábor BALÁS

Economist, Managing Director of HETFA Research Institute and HETFA Center for Analysis. Previously, as head of department at the Hungarian National Development Agency, he was responsible for the evaluation of EU cohesion policy interventions in Hungary. His main fields of expertise are effective use of EU Structural and Cohesion Funds, efficiency of governmental policies, and the effects of state regulations on cooperation among SMEs.

E-mail: balasgabor@hetfa.hu

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Csite-AMr. András CSITE, PhD

Economist and sociologist, Managing Director of HETFA Research Institute and HETFA Center for Analysis. He was a research fellow at the Institute for Political Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest between 1994 and 2004. In 1997, he received the Academic Youth Award for his outstanding research activities. In 2000 he was awarded the Erdei Ferenc Medal by the Hungarian Sociological Association. His main fields of expertise are development policy, rural sociology, regional developments, and elite studies. He is the author or co-author of more than 80 peer referred articles in the field of sociology.

E-mail: csiteandras@hetfa.hu

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Ms. Klára MAJOR, PhDMajor-K

Economist, research director at the HETFA Research Institute. Previously she was employed as assistant professor at Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. She received her PhD degree at Corvinus University of Budapest in 2003. Her main research areas are macroeconomic modelling, program evaluation, application of spatial econometrics in analysing spatial processes, application of numerical methods in macroeconomics.

E-mail: majorklara@hetfa.hu

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Szepesi-BMr. Balázs SZEPESI, PhD

MSc in Economics and sociology (Corvinus University of Budapest), PhD in Political Sciences (CEU). Strategic Director of HETFA Research Institute. He works as policy advisor and researcher since 1994 and frequently teaches courses at Rajk and Széchenyi colleges. He was Head of Unit for Evaluation and Analysis at the National Development Agency (2003-06), Chief of Staff for the State Minister responsible for economic strategy (2010-12). He is the founder of HETFA, permanent professor of Rajk College for Advanced Studies. His main fields of expertise and research are policy analysis, institutional economics, and competitiveness.

E-mail: szepesibalazs@hetfa.hu

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Kerenyi-GMs. Gabriella KERÉNYI

Office manager of HETFA since December 2012.

E-mail: info@hetfa.hu