“In case of public policy programmes the assessment of awaited socio-economic impacts shall become part of our mindset; impact assessments are supposed to help decision-makers” highlighted Klára Major, economist, senior research fellow of HETFA Research Institute in her interview given to Financial Review Online [Pénzügyi Szemle Online].

According to the expert, the most important criterion of forecasts does not depend on whether it becomes true or not. On the other hand, the main role of impact assessment is to differentiate statistical co-movement from causation. The interview was carried out by Péter Pál Kolozsi for the Financial Review Online with Klára major, senior research fellow of HETFA.