New volumes of the HÉTFA Working Paper Series are now available on our website, including:

Bálint Herczeg: Analysis of the institutional and social factors behind changes in the PISA test results

(only in Hungarian)

The study analyzes the trends in the results of PISA tests between 2006 and 2015. The study concludes that the negative trend might have been much steeper if the economic, social and cultural background of students had not improved in this period. Furthermore the change in the proportion of gender has also its impact. Negative trends in the results can be explained only to a small extent by the shift in proportion of different school types, the increasing number of problems concerning teaching staff and the decreasing autonomy of school directors.

Virág Zsár, Zsuzsanna Balázs, Enikő Virágh: Research management and administration: the relevance of special education and training programs

(in English)

The study presents analysis the current state-of-the-art of the profession of research managers and administrators (RMA). This in-depth analysis was carried out to check the feasibility and potential directions of an educational programme to be developed for RMA training underpinning the improvement of management capacities in the field of excellence-based research.

Tamás Szabó, Bálint Herczeg, Katalin Bördős: Investigating the factors influencing the entry into the export market and the size of the export volume in a micro simulation model

(only in Hungarian)

The study uses the Heckmann two-step estimator on a sample of 87,000 companies in the period between 2004 and 2018 to model the probability of entering foreign markets and the proportion of export in turnover. According to the results, previous export history, number of employees and productivity are the most determining factors.

Bálint Herczeg, Katalin Bördős, Viet Trinh: New ways to alleviate labour shortage by rethinking customer routes of the labour support system

(only in Hungarian)

The study examines the customer routes of all types of job-seekers based on data from 2016 provided by the National Employment Service. The results confirmed that the sequences of job-seekers and the tools and sevices offered by the labour support system vary based on the age and education of the job-seekers.

The studies were presented in the framework of the HÉTFA Conference which was transformed into an online event, given the new circumstances imposed by the global epidemic. The recording of the Zoom conference can be viewed on HÉTFA’s Youtube channel. The presentations of the lectures are available here.

The Conference was organized as part of the project “Research Strengthening the Capacity of Hungarian Public Policy-Making” supported by the Pallas Athene Domus Educationis Foundation.