Centre for Economic and Regional Studies HAS
Institute of World Economics
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István Kőrösi

István Kőrösi

Personal details

Position: senior research fellow
Place of birth: Budapest
Phone: +36308487106
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Fields of research

European economic integration, European Union in the world economy

Position and role of Central Europe in the European Union

Social market economy and welfare state

Human resources, research and development, innovation and competitiveness in the European Union

Role of Germany and Austria in the European Union and in the world economy

Education and degrees

1994   Candidate of Economic Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1981   Postgraduate diplom, International expert of economics

1979-1980   University of Economics, Budapest, Institute for Postgraduate Studies

1979   University of Economics, Budapest, Dr. univ.

1977   University of Economics, Budapest, Master

1973-1977   University of Economics, Budapest, Economic Studies

Work experience

1981-   Institute for World Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2012- Research

Center of Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, senior research fellow

1998-   Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Heller Farkas Institute for Economics

1977-2005   University of Economics, Corvinus, Budapest

1997-2000   University Szeged

1996-1999   College for Trade, Catering and Tourism, Budapest, Associate Professor, leader of courses

Language skills

German (state exam., high level), 1976, Russian (state exam., high level), 1977, French (state exam, medium level), 1977, English (state exam., medium level), 1983

Selected publications

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Central Europe, a Sub-Region of the Continent? In: European Vision No. 39. 1995. Brussels, pp. 25-30.

Neuorientierung und Strukturwandel der ungarischen Aussenwirtschaft. In: Neuorientierung der Aussenwirtschaftsbeziehungen in Ostmitteleuropa. Marburg, Herder Institut, 1994, pp. 99-116.  (New orientation and structural changes of the Hungarian foreign economy)

La Hongrie prépare son adhésion a l’Union. In: Objectif Europe. No. 31-32. 1994. Brussels, pp. 31-41. (Hungary’s preparation for the membership of the EU)

Konvergenz, Divergenz, Kooperation, Wirtschaftsentwicklung in Österreich und Ungarn. In: Europaeische Rundschau. No. 3. 1995. Vienna, pp. 67-75. (Convergence, divergence, cooperation and economic development in Austria and Hungary)

The European Union’s Influence ont he Visegrád Countries and Regional Co-operation. Budapest, IWE, 1996

Die Lage und Aussichten der Weltwirtschaft und Ungarns = Wirtschaftsnachrichten Ungarn, 1998. 5. 18-19 p. (Position and perspectives of the world economy and Hungary)

Mitteleuropa in der Weltwirtschaft – Ungarns Wachstumschancen. In: Ungarn im Transformationsprozess. Bericht über ein ifo /IfW-Symposium, das am 16./17. November 1999 in Budapest stattfand. Dresden : IFO, 2000. 25-29. p. (Central-Europe in the world economy – Hungary’s chances for the development)

R and D and competitiveness in the enlarged EU. The role of the state and financing. (IWE Working Papers, 2006. No. 172.). Budapest,  MTA VKI, 2006. 21 p.

Research and development, competitiveness in the enlarged European Union, the role of the state and financing. In: Public economics and international conpetitiveness international conference, 27th October, 2005, Pazmany Peter Catholic University. Budapest, Tarsoly Kiadó, 2006. 136-151. p. 

We have to fine-tune the rules on SWFs, as they’re here to stay. Commentary. Europe’s World. Brussels, Summer 2008. 41-45. p.

Growth, Financial Disequlibria, Employment and Competitiveness – Past and Future. (The Lisbon Process – In a Historical Perspective. (Heller Farkas Papers, 2009. No. 1.) Budapest, Tarsoly K., 2009. 111-132. p.

The Lisbon Agenda in a future-oriented Hungarian approach. In: Ágh, A. – Kis-Varga, J. (eds.): The global crisis and the EU responses: The perspectives of the SBF team presidency. Budapest, „Together for Europe” Research Centre, 2009. 175-204. p.

Kőrösi, István: Twenty years (1989-2009) of economic relations between Hungary and Germany – Compared to Germany’s relations with the ten new EU members states. Foreign Policy Review, 2009, Vol. 6. 53-93 p.