Ms. Gabriella BORBÁS
Economist, senior consultant at the HETFA Center for Analysis. Previously she worked as Head of Cabinet at the Hungarian National Development Agency. Ms Borbás participated in strategic decisions concerning the institution system and the implementation procedures of the Hungarian National Development Plan. In 2008 she was awarded the certification of merit by the Hungarian National Development and Economic Minister. Her main fields of expertise are modernizing public administration and efficient use of EU funds.
External consultant at HETFA. He teaches public economics and social cost-benefit analysis in Hungarian and English as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Economics of the Corvinus University of Budapest. Between 2011-2012 he led the ECOSTAT Government Centre for Impact Assessment functioning as the methodology and knowledge centre for decision-making and legislation impact assessment. Before he conducted and coordinated analyses and evaluations at the National Development Agency, then as a senior consultant at the AGENDA Consulting Ltd., he led evaluation projects and regional, developed municipal and national development programmes and strategies. He has a broad knowledge and experience related to the application of empirical analysis and impact assessment methodologies. He speaks fluent English and German.
Ms. Réka GEAMBAȘU, PhD
Sociologist, anthropologist. She joined Hétfa in 2013. Graduated Sociology (BA) and Anthropology (MA) from the “Babeș-Bolyai University”, Cluj/Kolozsvár and defended her PhD-thesis in at the same institution in 2013. Her research is focused on issues related to gender inequalities in the labour market, atypical employment and the sociology of entrepreneurship. Since 2007 she has held a teaching position at the Hungarian Institute of Sociology and Social Work, UBB, Cluj/Kolozsvár.
Mr. Bálint HERCZEG, PhD
Economist and senior fellow at the HETFA Research Institute. He received his PhD degree in economics in 2012, at the University of Debrecen. His fields of research are the monetary economics, effects of monetary policy and the channels of transmission, and the topic of his dissertation is the changes in the channels of monetary transmission. But recently he investigated the factors affecting the performance of the public education. Previously, he taught courses of introductory micro-, macro- and international economics at the University of Debrecen.
Mr. Boldizsár MEGYESI
Sociologist, senior expert and visiting fellow at the HETFA Research Institute. He works on rural research in Hungarian and European research projects at the Institute for Political Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He writes his PhD dissertation on institutions of rural development. His main interest is the long term effects of development policy on social and territorial inequalities. He participated in CORASON research (Cognitive Approach to Rural Sustainable Development EU – FP6), in the COFAMI research (Encouraging Collective Farmers’ Marketing Initiatives), which aimed to explore the limiting and enabling factors of such initiatives. Currently, he is participating in GILDED (Governance, Infrastructure, Lifestyle Dynamics and Energy Demand: European Post-Carbon Communities) project, researching households’ energy consumption. Most recently he has lead the Social Impact Analysis for the FAWORIT Project (Researchers’ Night 2010, consortia lead by the BZAKA).
Ms. Friderika MIKE, J.D.
She graduated as lawyer in 2005 at the University of Pécs, Faculty of Law, than she qualified as Environmental Specialist Lawyer in 2010 at the Eötvös Lóránt University, Faculty of Law. She has been working for the HETFA Research Institute as a senior expert since 2013. Previously she was employed by HDI Consulting Ltd., a company specialized in EU funded projects. Primary fields of her expertise are preparation and management of national and transnational projects, completion of feasibility studies and consultancy for government bodies and local governments in EU funds related issues. Recently her projects have been mainly focused on tourism, sustainable use of environment and resources, city rehabilitation, as well, as local tourism strategies.
Mr. Károly MIKE, PhD
Economist, MSc in Economics (2002) and PhD in Economics (2010). Visiting research fellow at the HETFA Research Institute. Until 2012 he was Director of Széchenyi College for Advanced Studies. Editor of the journals ‘Kommentár’ and ‘Kormányzás, Közpénzügyek, Szabályozás’ (Governance, Public Finance, Regulation). He teaches and conduct researches in new institutional economics, law & economics, as well, as public choice. His current research interests are the study of formal and informal institutions in the Hungarian economy, the political economy of EU, constitutional economics, and competition policy.
Mr. Nándor NÉMETH, PhD
Geographer, managing director of the Pannon.Analysing Office. Between 2003 and 2009 he was research fellow at the Institute of Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. He specializes in the differences of regional development and changes of the regional structure of Hungary. The main subjects of his PhD thesis are the social and economic impacts of the enlargement of the Hungarian motorway network.
Ms. Ágnes SZABÓ-MORVAI
Economist, senior expert at the HETFA Research Institute. Her fields of interest are financial markets, corporate finance and labour market issues. She is a PhD candidate in Economics at Central-European University (CEU). Her dissertation topic covers the effect of childcare benefits on labour market activity. She teaches statistics and econometrics at CEU and corporate finance at the University of Debrecen. Previously, she worked in the credit risk modelling department of GE Money Bank, Hungary.
Ms. Edit VEREBES-SZÁSZ
Economist, senior expert at the HETFA Research Institute. Previously she was employed by the CIB Banking Group and its Italian mother company, Intesa Sanpaolo (in Milan). Primary fields of her interest are corporate governance, process and IT system optimization and definition, analysis and management of credit related risks. Between 2010 and 2013 she held different management positions at CIB Bank, in which she defined the credit monitoring principles, and developed the credit monitoring processes and related IT application for the Banking Group, she was responsible for the simplification of corporate credit processes and applications, and for the credit risk part of the Basel 2 framework.
Ms. Virág ZSÁR
Expert of International Studies, responsible for the coordination of proposal writing and project management at HETFA. During her studies she started to work on S&T policy support projects in Collegium Budapest in 2008 and in Bay Zoltán Fundation for Applied Rresearch in 2009. Then she was involved in the implementation of EU-funded transnational projects (Central Europe, INTERREG IVC). She gained broad experience in the preparation, administrative and thematic management of various FP funded INCO projects (with Ukraine, Danube Region countries, Southeast Asia, etc.). She is fluent in English and French, and she is familiar with German and Latin as well.