Centre for Economic and Region tudies
Institute of World Economics
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(2019 Global Go To Think Tank Report, University of Pennsylvania)
Tamás Szigetvári

Tamás Szigetvári

Personal details

Position: senior research fellow
Date of birth: 1972
Place of birth: Budapest
Phone: +36304743328

Fields of research

Economic development in the MENA region

Neighbourhood policy of the EU

Turkey (EU relations, economic development)

Economic development in Italy

Economic development in the Caucasian countries

Infrastructure, services

Regional development in Hungary

Education and degrees

1996-2002   Budapest University of Economic Sciences, PhD in International Relations

1993-1994   Habib Boughiba Institute, Tunis, Certificate in "Arab language and civilisation"

1990-1996   Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Faculty of International Relations, MSc in Economics

Work experience

2010-   Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Institute for International and Political Studies, associate professor (Chair of Economic Department)

1996-   Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research fellow

2002-2010   Budapest Business School, senior lecturer/associate professor

1999-2000   Visiting research fellow, German Orient Institute, Hamburg


Language skills

English, German – advanced

French, Italian – intermediate

Arabic, Russian, Turkish – basic

Selected publications

 MTMT link: Link to MTMT website

Szigetvári, T. (ed.), The European Union's Eastern Partnership: Experiences, Efforts and Expectations.East European Studies Series, No. 3, 2011, IWE, Budapest:, p. 113

"Strong Europe with a Human Touch" - Erwartungen an die erste ungarische Ratspräsidentschaft, (with Gábor Túry, Krisztina Vida) integration, 1/2011, pp. 378-383.

Slovakia, in: Krisztina Vida (ed.): Th impact of the 10 New Member States on EU decision making. The Experience of the first years. FEPS - IWE, Budapest, 2010,  pp. 87-96., http://www.feps-europe.eu/fileadmin/downloads/framingeurope/1008_FEPS_IWE_NewEUMS.pdf

The European Neighbourhood Policy. Concept, practice, future and the priorities of Hungary, in: Attila Ágh - Judit Kiss-Varga (eds.): The global crisis and the EU respenses. The perspectives of the SBH team presidency, 'Together for Europe' Research Centre, Budapest, 2009, pp. 157-174.           

Hungarian economic relations with the Arab world, Hungarian Statistical Review, Special number 11, 2007, pp. 117-135.

Competition and Finance in Italian Road Infrastructure, Fejlesztés és Finanszírozás (Development and Finance), 2007/1., pp. 50-60.

The state of infrastructural development in Hungary 1990-2002 (szerk. és társszerző: Ehrlich Éva), MEH, Budapest, 2006, p. 201

Transformación y desarrollo regional en Hungría: hechos, tendencias, dilemas y objetivos. In: Dimensiones del desarrollo regional ed. López, Carlos Riojas y Scott, James W. La Colección de Babel No 31. Primavera 2004 Revista Universidad de Guadalajara (with Éva Ehrlich ), pp. 113-128.

Finanzierungsprobleme der Verkehrsinfrastrukturentwicklung in Polen, Tschechien und Ungarn, Wolfgang Gerstenberger (ed.): Vor dem EU-Beitritt - Tendenzen und Perspektiven des Strukturwandels und der Migration in Zentraleuropa, Dresden, 2002, pp. 65-72.

Regional Development in Hungary, in: Grzegorz Gorzelak - Éva Ehrlich - Lubomir Faltan - Michal Illner (szerk.): Central Europe in Transition: Towards EU Membership, Regional Studies Ass., Polish Section, Warsawa, 2001, pp. 287-309.